In John 17, Jesus prayed a long prayer. It’s a prayer that doesn’t get much emphasis; but it should because it’s full of direction for us. We need to be concerned with the things that concerned Jesus – things He prayed about!
Several aspects of that prayer stand out to me, but there is one in particular that I want to point out here. Jesus prayed that His Heavenly Father would GET GLORY through his completed work! Jesus understood that everything He did should point men back to a worthy God. God should get credit. This prayer came just before Jesus took His journey to the cross. So, even His deepest trial was a message of glory to God.
Here’s what I want you to know about Hands Of God Church: we exist to give God glory! Our work attempts to point people to Jesus – not us. Our passion and push for excellence is for Him. Every part of our life (the happy stuff and the suffering) is a chance to give Him glory. We are just a bunch of Jesus fans. We know that He is incredible and deserving – so much that it would be foolish for us to act like it is about anyone else but Him!
That’s what I believe will bleed through to you if you come and worship with us. We are real people who really love Jesus and want Him to be glorified.
Come see what God is doing with us. See how He is getting glory through the believers at Hands Of God Church. I think you’ll like it.
Dr. W. J. McCorkle
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God revealing the love of God to the world.1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; John 3:16
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and gloryMatthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15.
We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Furthermore we believe that God will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell.Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23.
We believe that the ministry of evangelism (sharing and proclaiming the message of salvation only possible by grace through faith in Jesus Christ) and discipleship (helping followers of Christ grow up into maturity in Christ) is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15.
We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.
We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.Matthew 9:35-38, 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15.
We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10.