What We Believe – The Crossover Vision

It is the desire of Crossover Church to see what God sees; and He sees large. We will have large hearts reaching out to all people in compassion and love, large actions that turn compassion and love into results; reaching out to those who are lost with an aim to use whatever means necessary to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to them. We will reach out to those in need to provide for those needs within the bounds of God’s provision and grace. We will give large to accomplish all that He would have us to do ; not shrinking back in the face of opposition, but leaping forward in the fullness of faith in Christ Jesus and His abundant provision for those who are called by His name. We will be Christ centered.

God Wrote it
We believe the Bible is the Word of God for all people. It was written by human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. As the inspired Word of God, the Bible is truth. While our interpretation of it is not always perfect God’s message to us is perfect and relevant to our daily lives. (Proverbs 30:5, Matthew 22:29, John 1:1-14; 5:39, II Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12, II Peter 1:20-21, Romans 15:4)

God is Good
God is the all knowing, all powerful, ever present, creator, king of the universe. He is truth. He is Holy. He is good. He is life. All that exists does so because He allows it to. In Him we live, and move, and breathe. He is our Father. He is loving, merciful, compassionate, God who is faithful beyond our understanding and gracious beyond our ability to fathom. (Genesis 26:24, Exodus 3:15, II Kings 13:23, Matthew 28:29, John 3:16-18; 4:24; 14:1, Acts 17:28 II Corinthians 13:14, Romans 3:3-4)

The God Man
Jesus is walking talking conundrum. He is completely human. At the same time He is complete God. He came to earth with a mission to bring those who are far from God back to a relationship with Him. Jesus lived a perfect life. Though He was without sin He became the sacrifice for sin. Through His death the wrath of God against sin was poured out. On the cross Jesus took our place. He conquered death and in His resurrection we have new life. (Isaiah 7:14; 53; Luke 1:26-35; 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1-14, 14:6; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Acts 2:36, Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16)

The Presence of God
We are not alone. The Spirit of God is with us. He works in us and through us. His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides us, directs us, convicts us, and transforms us. He gives us gifts, comforts us, and molds us into the image of Christ. (Matthew 3:11, John 16:7-13, Acts 1:4-8, Romans 8:9-16,I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16, Ephesians 1:13-14)

Spitting Image of God
Man was made in the image of God that God as the greatest piece of His creation. We were made to live in community and harmony with God. We rebelled against our creator and the purpose of our creation. As a result, we cannot obtain a right relationship with God on our own. Our effort, our goodness cannot undo the damage our rebellion has done. Jesus came to give us what we couldn’t earn for ourselves: life. (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 3, Romans 1:19-32; 3:23, Acts 17:26-31, Ephesians 2)

Hell is not for bad people, Heaven is not for good people
Man was created to exist forever. We will either spend an eternity in community with God or separated from God. Heaven is living in the presence of God. Hell is being separated completely from God. Heaven is for people who surrender to Jesus. We will all live eternally. What we do with Jesus determines where we will spend that eternity. (John 3:15-18, Romans 6:23, I John 2:25, Revelation 20:11-15)

The Way
Only through the blood of Jesus can man attained salvation through the forgiveness of sins. Salvation is about more than belief, it comes when we surrender our life to Jesus and allow Him to transform us. We are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone for the glory of God alone. (John 14:6, Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:4-7)

Assurance of Salvation
No fear
Nothing in this world is stronger than the blood of Jesus. No force can pull you from the grip of an almighty God. When you surrender your life to Jesus and are adopted as a child of God you belong to Him. You don’t have to live in guilt, shame, or fear. You can live in freedom and peace knowing that if Jesus died for your sin that you have life in Him. Nothing can take that away. (John 10:28-29, Hebrews 10:10-14, 1 Peter 1:3-5)