Curryville Church of the Brethren

PO BOX 5 

Curryville, PA  16631

1529 Curryville Road 

814-793-2449

Pastor David Stiles

Email - pdgocurryville@gmail.com

Office - 814-934-2809

Admin. Asst. Rebecca Rodgers

Email - gocurryville@gmail.com

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What We Believe

While we are not a "cookie cutter" church, we are a graceful, conservative,

evangelical church.  Our Pastor and our people have come from a variety of Christian traditions, so our gatherings don't have a strong denominational flavor.

As Augustine said:  "In essentials, unity.  In nonessentials, liberty. In all things charity." 

We Support the Apostle's Creed as follows:

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to the dead.
On the third day He rose again;

He ascended into heaven,

He is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy Christian Church

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

Statement of Faith

 

The Bible, is the Word of God, the scriptures were written by men guided by the Holy Spirit. They are without error or defect of any kind in their original autographs.  (texts)  (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21)

There is one God, the Creator. He eternally exists and manifests Himself to us in three Persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Isaiah 44:6-8; 4 Gen. 1:26-27; 3:22; Matt. 28:19; Luke 9:35; 2 Cor. 13:14)

The human race fell in the fall of Adam & Eve.  All men, apart from salvation through Christ, are lost. They cannot see nor enter the Kingdom of God until they are born again of the Holy Spirit.  (Rom. 3:10-12;  1 Cor. 2:14; Eph. 2:8-9)

Our Lord Jesus was supernaturally conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, Mary,   (Luke 1:26-37)

By His death on the cross, the Lord Jesus made a perfect atonement for sin, by which the wrath of God against sinners is appeased.    He Who Himself was absolutely without sin had our sin counted to Him that we might have His righteousness, the righteousness of God, counted to us.  (1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 2:2; 3:4, Isaiah 53:4-6; 2 Cor. 5:21; John 19:30)

Our Justification before God is by faith alone. (Rom. 1:17, Ephesians 2:8-9)

Those who repent and come to a saving faith in Christ are to be baptized in water (Acts 2)

The Holy Spirit came upon believers, on the day of Pentecost. (Acts 2)  He provides Spiritual gifts as He chooses (1 Cor. 12:11) The Holy Spirit also produces fruit in those who are being sanctified (Gal. 5)

In His earthly ministry, Jesus performed real, supernatural miracles (Acts 2:22)

The Lord Jesus is coming again to this earth, personally, bodily, and visibly.  (1 Thess. 4:16-17; Heb. 9:28; Rev 1:7)  He will judge the living and the dead (2 Tim. 4:1)

All people will spend eternity in a literal heaven or hell (Rev. 21)

Disputes among believers are to be handled according to the directions found in Matthew 18.

Biblical marriage consists only of a faithful, heterosexual union between one genetic male and one genetic female, and biblical marriage is the only legitimate and acceptable context for a sexual relationship. (Gen. 2:22-24; Mt. 19:4-6; Heb. 13:4-7)

How to become a Christian.

 

Christianity is not a Religion. It is a Relationship with Jesus, who lived the only perfect life, free from sin.

When Jesus was on earth, He was God in a human body.  The journey as a Christian does not begin when we try to become better people.

 

It actually begins when we realize that we can’t pull that off alone.  The Bible makes that clear.

 

Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.”

To have peace with God, we need to understand the He did all the hard work.

 

16“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” John 3:16

 

On our own, our self-nature will eventually take us in the wrong direction.

Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 

So, to be “saved” and become a follower of Jesus, a person needs to prayerfully accept this free gift from God.

 

That’s how we start. When we become a Christian, we are part of God’s family.

 

 

Our church family is a work in progress, and we are here to help one another on that journey.

 

 

A prayer to Accept Jesus Christ as your savior.

 

Dear God,

I confess that I am a sinner in need of forgiveness.

I declare with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead

I receive You, Jesus, as my Lord and my Savior

I invite You, Holy Spirit, into my life to empower me to live as a follower of Jesus Christ.

Amen

 

 

Pastor Dave would be more the happy to discuss this with you.

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