SUNDAY, APRIL 16 | 8:45 . 10:00 . 11:15am
We’re excited for all the great things happening here at Stone on Easter Sunday, and we want you and your family to be a part! What can you expect? Fresh coffee, a welcoming atmosphere, awesome worship with our Easter choir, and more!
What to Expect
When you come to Stone, you will meet friendly people who will say hello, and experience a warm, inviting atmosphere for you and your family! We encourage you to stop by the “First Time?” area at our Connection Center to pick up a First Time Guest Bag with more info about Stone. Fresh coffee will be ready in the lobby, or you can use your complimentary cafe gift card found in your Guest Bag to pick up your favorite espresso drink at the Stone Church Cafe! For your kids there will be fun, age appropriate environments downstairs in Kids World where they’ll learn about Jesus and have a great time with other kids their age! The service will include music, prayer and a message that will relate to your life, and then after about 60 minutes its over!
About the Second Coming
We believe that Christians who have died will be reunited with those still alive at the second coming of Jesus Christ (1 Thess. 4:16-17). This event will be followed by the millennial reign of Christ (Rev. 20:1-6), a final judgment (Rev. 20:11-15), and the appearance of a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21-22).
We believe that Christ's power to heal, evident in the Gospels, is available to all believers today through his atoning sacrifice (Isaiah 53:4-5). The church is to lay hands on the sick, anoint them with oil, and pray faithfully for their recovery (James 5:14-15).
About the Church
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head (Col. 1:18). The purpose of the church is to gather believers to glorify God by being a powerful witness for Jesus Christ in a lost world (Matt. 28:18-20). God wants to edify and build up His church, this is why the Holy Spirit gives a variety of spiritual gifts to believers such as; encouragement, serving, teaching, healing, prophecy, etc. (Romans 12, I Cor. 12,) We practice two ordinances in the church instituted by Christ Himself: water baptism (Luke 3:21-22) and Holy Communion (Luke 22:14-20).
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross solely provides for the forgiveness of sins (Mark 10:45). Therefore, salvation is received only when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for one’s acknowledged sin (Acts 2:38). This salvation is not earned but is a gift available by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9).
We believe that human beings were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him (Genesis 1:26), but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience (Genesis 3). As a result, humanity is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by one’s own effort(Romans 5:12-19).
About the Bible
We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write the books of Scripture (2 Peter 1:20-21). The words of the Bible are the primary source for teaching and equipping Christians for a life of righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
About Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, in His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23), His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26), His atoning death on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3), His resurrection on the third day (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4), His exaltation to the right hand of the Father (Hebrews 1:3), and that He will return again to reign as Lord of lords (Acts 1:11; 1 Timothy 6:13-16).
We believe God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal parts of one God. Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14
We believe that God created the world and everything in it, including you, and He wants to begin a personal, one-on-one relationship with you today.
Baptisms happen regularly around here, so if you’ve just committed your life to Christ - make this your next step! Or – if you’ve been saved for some time, but just haven’t yet been baptized – then now’s a great time to do it!
Easter Digital Invite
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