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The Harbor Church

The Harbor Church Verse
Psalm 107:30
“They rejoiced when the waves grew quiet. Then He guided them to the harbor they longed for.” (HCSB)
The Harbor Church Vision Statement
The Harbor Church exists to help people love fully and live authentically with God and others.
The Harbor Church Mission Statement
To develop open, transparent, authentic, safe, non-judgmental followers of Christ who become
Biblical harbors by teaching others how to love fully and live authentically.
Four Questions to Help Evaluate Our Personal Harbor
Does my life emulate the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40)?
Does my commitment replicate the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20)?
Does my attitude imitate Christ’s attitude (Philippians 2:5-9)?
Does my heart reflect the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)?
How do I use “The Relationship Clock” to measure my spiritual growth?
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Our Beliefs

God the Father
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ
Jesus is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth some day to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3-4 Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Sprit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13 Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18
The Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
Human Beings
People are made in the supernatural image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2
Salvation
Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12 Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
Eternal Security
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that Salvation for eternity. If we have been genuinely saved, we cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of Christians. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. John 10:28-29; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10-14; I Peter 1:3-5
Eternity
People were created to exist forever. We will exist eternally, either separated from God by sin, or with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in the right relationship with God is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:16; 2:25; 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 1:8; 2:44-46