Jesus is the Son of God who came into the world to die for our sins on the cross and to make a way for us to know our Father God. He is the only way to God. He shows us what God is really like and what true humanity is supposed to be like.
Through faith in Him and His work for us on the cross, we are forgiven of sins and reconciled to God. By Jesus’ resurrection from death, we see that God has begun preparing a new creation.
When we join Jesus in doing the things he loves to do (making wrong things right, working for love and peace in relationships, and helping people find God), we take part in God’s work of setting the world free from sin and death.
When we come to true faith in Christ, we are given the same Holy Spirit who empowered Christ. Through faith in Christ, we are brought into a relationship with God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and into a relationship with the family of God around the world (all those who have put their hope and faith in Jesus Christ). Our hope is that you will put your faith, hope, and life into the hands of the Lord and Savior of the world, Jesus Christ.
We believe the Bible is God’s Word written, that it is our supreme, authoritative, living, and eternally-reliable testimony to the mystery of God revealed in Jesus Christ. The Bible points us to the Son of God, who is the Word of God incarnate. We believe the Bible, read as a witness to Jesus Christ in the Spirit-filled community of faithful disciples, is our incomparable source of written revelation from the Father. God uses the Bible through the Holy Spirit as an instrument of grace to heal our minds and hearts, our conscience and reason, shaping them into the mind of Christ. The Bible’s unique authority rests in its power, through the Holy Spirit, to create us anew in the image of Jesus and, so, the Bible is necessary to our daily lives.
In the Bible, we see our infallible rule of faith and practice revealed. We see the Gospel in the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus; the sending of the Spirit on the church for its worldwide mission; the resurrection of the dead; and the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to judge the world and return all authority to God the Father.
1 Corinthians 15; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; I Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 4:12
The church is the gathering of God’s people, who have truly put their faith and hope in Jesus Christ, to celebrate that Christ has set them free from bondage to sin and death. It is all those who share in the resurrection life of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit, who forms believers from all backgrounds together into one family of our Father God.
In the church, Jesus is treasured and honored as Lord and Savior of the world. The church eagerly expects Christ’s return from heaven at any moment as a King to judge the living and the dead. The highest priority for believers in the church is to love as Christ loved and to live in a way that glorifies the Father and furthers God’s purpose to set the world free from the frustrations of sin and death.
A great description of church life is found in Acts 2:42-47. Our dream at Antioch Fort Worth has always been to see the church actually be the church that we read about in the book of Acts. We hope you will join us on that journey.