Beliefs

Cedar Hills is a Christian church. We teach and preach the Bible as our only reliable authority on matters of faith and life. While different churches have different convictions, we keep the main thing the main thing and pursue unity as God’s people whenever possible. Check out what we believe.

About The Bible

We believe the Bible is inspired by God, declaring God’s design for humanity and his ultimate revelation through Jesus Christ. It is our only reliable source of knowing who God is and what he desires of us. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

About God

We believe there is one God, creator and sustainer of life. He eternally exists in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There is none like him. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19)

About Jesus

We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, co-equal to God, both fully human and fully God. He was born by a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sins, rose from the dead three days later, and returned to heaven. Just as the Scriptures proclaim, he will someday return to earth to complete God’s eternal plan. (Luke 1:31-35; Hebrews 1:3; 7:26; Acts 2:22; James 5:14-16; Isaiah 53:4-5)

About Salvation

We believe every person can have a relationship with God by trusting in Jesus Christ. Humans were created in God’s image, yet each of us have turned against God. Our sin separates us from God. The only way we can be reunited with God is by trusting in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for us. Upon trusting in Jesus Christ, his Spirit lives in us. This is a free gift, available to all. (Genesis 1:26-3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9)

About the Holy Spirit

We believe in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, co-equal with the Father and the Son. The Spirit gives us power to live an effective Christian life, guides us in living a holy life, and gives us spiritual gifts for the building up of the church. (Acts 2:4; Luke 24:29; Acts 4:8; Romans 8:11)

About Christian Living

We believe in the power of transformation. When we accept Christ, we are separated from evil and dedicated to God. The old way of living is gone and a new, full life in Christ begins. His Spirit challenges us to become more like Christ every day, marked by a deepening love for God and a love for our neighbors. (Matthew 22:37-39; 1 Peter 1:15-16; Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20)

About the Church

We believe in the universal church that consists of all people who have placed their trust in Jesus Christ. When we say “church”, we do not refer to a building, but rather to a community of people, who are the body of Christ. God calls us to worship and celebrate him as we pursue his mission of sharing his love with the world. We practice two ordinances in the church, as modeled by Jesus himself; water baptism and communion. (1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 1:22; Mark 16:15-20; Luke 3:21-22; Luke 22:14-20; John 4:23-24; Ephesians 4:11-16)

About the Future

We believe in Jesus’ return and eternal rule. After the resurrection of the dead and the rapture of the church, Christ will visibly return to earth, bringing God’s Kingdom to final fulfillment. Each of us will stand before God and be judged based on our response to Christ during our lives. (1 Thess. 4:16-17; Matthew 24:27-20; Revelation 19:20; 20-21)