We live by the Grace of God…
Our purpose is to provide a place where believers may gather together to worship God, magnify our Savior, study the Scriptures, love and serve one another, be equipped for ministry and service, enjoy fellowship, and grow in Christ-likeness. We invite you to join us in the pursuits!
…for the Glory of God alone.
These precepts form the basis for everything we do as a church, and for our preaching and teaching. Our work is to proclaim Jesus Christ as he is presented in Scripture until he returns. “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
The sufficiency and inerrancy of Scripture
We maintain that the historically accepted 66 books (no more and no less) that comprise the canon of the Holy Bible are complete, inerrant, and sufficient as the ultimate rule of the faith, and the final authority of the practice of every believer. Show us anything clearly written in the Bible and we will receive it, believe it, and submit to it. Show us anything contrary to what the Bible says, however sophisticated, plausible, beautiful, or apparently desirable, and we will disregard it, reject it and resist it. (Psalm 19:7-11; 119:89, 105; Colossians 2:8; Galatians 1:8; II Timothy 3:16-17; Jude 1:3)
The radical corruption of the heart of sinful man
We maintain that, apart from God, the heart of man is not only radically corrupt, but indeed utterly dead, making it impossible for him to please God until the Holy Spirit changes him and draws him to the redeeming work of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, sinful man can never understand or appreciate the gospel message rightly, nor come to salvation actually, until he is empowered by the Spirit to acknowledge the pestilence of his sin and his desperate need for a Savior. (Proverbs 21:10; Matthew 15:19; John 3:20; Romans 7:18; Ephesians 2:1-2; Hebrews 11:6; II Peter 3:16)
The Holy Spirit alone brings man to Christ.
We maintain that the Holy Spirit alone convicts man regarding his sin, softens, renews, and gives life to his heart, and draws him to godly sorrow, true repentance and saving faith, and furthermore, that righteousness and salvation are never due to any faith or work that man initiates. We further maintain that the mighty works of the Holy Spirit – inward repentance, faith, hope, hatred of sin, and love of God and his Word – are vital, and always present, in the life of a true convert. “We do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” (John 16:8; I Peter 1:2; II Thessalonians 2:13; Romans 8:3-4)
The Finished, Sufficient Work of Jesus Christ
The perfect, finished, propitiatory, substitutionary, redemptive work of Jesus Christ alone is required, and is completely sufficient, to save the soul of sinful, rebellious man. Jesus gave himself over to be crucified to conquer sin and was buried and resurrected to conquer death. His work was to absorb the punishment we deserve, in order to meet the Father’s holy standard of justice that required our death. The payment Jesus made was complete and final. When it is accounted to a soul by God, such salvation is assured eternally. It will never again be retracted by God, and it can never be reversed or forfeited by man.
The Absolute Sovereignty and Authority of God
The Deity, Flesh and Office of our Lord, Jesus
Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man; he is the only begotten Son of God, born of flesh, and returning in flesh, who has eternally existed with the Father and the Holy Spirit in triunity. He is the sovereign Creator of all things, authoritative Master of all men, King of all kings, Lord of all lords, and ultimate Judge of every soul under his loving, yet righteous and absolute rule. Born of a virgin to dwell sinlessly among sinful man, he is the compassionate Author and Finisher of our salvation. (I Timothy 2:5, 6:15; Revelation 19:16; John 8:24,58, 10:30; Romans 5:1, 12:3; Hebrews 10:10, 11:6; Mark 10:14-15; Ephesians 2:8-9;).
THE WORD OF GOD.
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16–17)
DISCLAIMER: Fellowship Church Lubbock is in no way affiliated with Ed Young or his “Fellowship Church” network in Dallas, Fort Worth, or Miami.