Stories have a way of discipling us. Stories possess the power to capture our imaginations and then instruct us in how to live, relate, and behave in this life. The way we perceive success, define love, or determine right from wrong is largely influenced by the narratives competing for our devotion. Every ad, Hollywood film, teen novel, political campaign, and nuanced lyric is depicting a way to the good life. With this in mind, we ought to be mindful of the stories that shape and define our lives.
We landed on the name Storyline Church because we believe there is one story that leads to the good life, and it is the very story that the church has gathered around for centuries – the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The gospel is God’s message about Jesus, the Son of God, who lived, died, and rose again on man’s behalf to satisfy God’s judgment of sins. The gospel is our center at Storyline.
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God, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, wrote the Bible through men and without error. It is fully authoritative, clear, sufficient, and necessary in all matters of life for followers of Jesus Christ. (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
God exists eternally as one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1-2)
Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully man. As the Son of God, Jesus left his rightful place in heaven to become a man, lived a sinless life, died on a cross, was buried, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven to redeem sinful people. (Colossians 1:13-22)
The Holy Spirit is the supernatural agent who applies salvation to sinful people, bringing them new life, living within them, sanctifying them, empowering them to serve others, and sealing them until the day of Christ’s return. (John 14:16-26)
God creates all humanity in His image as uniquely male and female. Because humanity is created in the image of God, every human life is sacred, full of dignity, and significant. (Genesis 1-3)
All humanity is sinful and in need of salvation, which is available through faith and belief in the life and work of Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23-25)
Baptism is an outward expression of a new inward reality that a person has been buried with Jesus in his death and raised to new life with him in his resurrection. (Romans 6:3-5)
The church is both universal and local. It is comprised of individuals who have committed their lives to following Jesus. (Acts 2:42)
Jesus will one day return to earth to judge humanity and reign with his saints forever. (Matthew 25:46)
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