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Who We Are

River Lake Church exists to make it Easy for Everyone to Find and Follow Jesus.   

We believe you'll find our church to be unique in many ways.  Our goal is for you to

be able to worship in an atmosphere that is comfortable and meaningful.

We hope to make the experience perfect for whatever you're going through.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask any of our volunteers.  They are here to

make sure you know how to check-in your kids , know where services are being

held and answer any questions you may have.  We hope you feel right at home here.

Beliefs


WE BELIEVE GOD IS FATHER AND CREATOR

We believe in the God who is all-powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, trustworthy, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move, and exist. God is both Great and Good at the same time. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.


(Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16)

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WE BELIEVE JESUS IS GOD


We believe Jesus Christ is completely human and, at the same time, completely God. He is the only way to bring people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. Jesus lived a sinless and perfect life so that He could be a substitution for us. We believe He died on the cross for our sins and was resurrected three days later. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have eternal life with Him.


(Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6;  Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; 

Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26;8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6;  2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9;  1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16)

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WE BELIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVES IN US

We believe the Spirit is always present in the lives of believers. He guides our daily lives by convicting us of our sin, reassuring us of our salvation, and directing us into God’s righteousness. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts,  and makes us more like Christ. We believe it is the Holy Spirit who convicts the hearts of those who are not yet believers.


(Genesis 1:2; Psalms 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2;  Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14;  2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17)

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WE BELIEVE GOD IS THREE IN ONE

We believe God has existed for all eternity. He exists as one God in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Each member has the same essence yet they each have different functions within creation.   


(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35;  John 5:21-23; 14:10, 16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6;  2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19)

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WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD TO US

We believe the Bible is God’s Word and communicates His love to His creation. Each book was written to a specific people, in a specific place in time, for a specific purpose. Because God, through His Holy Spirit, inspired the Bible it communicates exactly what God intended.  It is without any error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.


(Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29;  John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12;  1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16)

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WE BELIEVE SALVATION IS THE ONLY WAY TO GOD

We believe the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when we place our faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for our sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts. 


(Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32;  John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6;  1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10;  Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20)

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WE BELIEVE WE ARE CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

We believe people are made in the image of God and are the supreme objects of His creation. We were created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, we cannot attain a right relationship with God through our own efforts. Every human person is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.


(Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5;  Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25;  1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19,21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11)

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WE BELIEVE IN HEAVEN AND HELL

We believe mankind is eternal. We will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation.  To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven.


(John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15)

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WE BELIEVE THE CHURCH IS THE HOPE OF THE WORLD

We believe the Church is God’s plan to bring about Heaven here on earth. It made up of people unified through faith in Christ.  It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world.  The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.


(Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28;  1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32;  Colossians 1:18; 3:15;1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3)