Marlboro Christian Church is called to make disciples who make disciples who make disciples…
We Worship One Big God
We are One Big Family
We are One Big Friend to our Communities
Worship – It’s about putting first things first
Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment.
Relationships: It’s about People
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Prayer: It’s about more than just talking with God
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Generosity: It’s about trusting God
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Relevance: It’s about being Close Enough to Feel
1 Corinthians 9:22-23
22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
Integrity: It's About Who You Are
9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.
Faith: It’s About Who You Trust
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
What We Believe
We Believe in the Triune God
God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit (3 In One).
(Matthew 5:16,45; 6:1,4,8,9; James 1:17/John 1:1; 14:9/Genesis 1:2; John 4:24; 14:16-20; 2 Peter 1:21)
God the Father Almighty
Creator of all things visible and invisible
(Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)
God’s one and only Son, my one and only Savior
(John 1:14; 1 John 4:9 / John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:18)
Who was born Jesus of Nazareth, both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary
(Matthew 21:11; John 19:19 / John 1:14; Romans 5;15-17; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 1:1 / Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38)
Who suffered and was crucified under Pontius Pilate
Who died and was buried, and Who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day
(Luke 23:44 – 24:8; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8)
Who ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father
(Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1)
Who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead
(Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3, Acts 1:10-11; 10:39-42; 1 Peter 4:5)
Who is an active and operative part of the triune God
(John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27)
Who indwells every Christian
(Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14)
God’s Holy Word, Scripture. We believe God inspired the writings (original writings) of the Scripture and those writings were consequently without error.
(Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice
(Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12)
The Bible teaches that man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ
(Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23)
The Bible teaches that salvation—the forgiveness of sins—is only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ
(Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7)
The Bible teaches that one receives God’s grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ and being immersed into Christ
(Romans 5:1-2 / Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9 / Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11; 1 John 4:15 / Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21)
The Church of Jesus Christ was founded on the Day of Pentecost and consisting of all Christians everywhere
(Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47)
The Bible teaches that the Elders are to exercise authority over the local congregation
(Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4)