The Bible: The Bible is the inspired written Word of God.  It is the authoritative rule of faith and practice for Christians and the Church.  We believe that Scripture, in its entirety, originated with God and was intended for use by man in all matters of faith and conduct.  It is perfectly accurate, authoritative, complete, and reliable.


Who is God? The Bible teaches that God is the sovereign Creator and the Lord of all that exists.  He is one and yet exists eternally in three personalities: Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit.  He wants to have a loving relationship with His people.


Sin:  The Bible teaches that sin separates us from God.  Sin is any conscious thought or action that does not please God.  Sin is the reason we are in need of reconciliation to God.  The Bible teaches that human beings, though created in the very image of God, have chosen to disobey God by sinning.  It is only by the perfect sacrifice of Christ that human beings can be reconciled to God.


Who is Jesus?  The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is God’s eternally existing son.  He lived on earth in human form as a product of miraculous conception and virgin birth.  Jesus lived a sinless life and was a willing sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross.  His resurrection after death provided an opportunity for all people to have abundant and eternal life.

The Holy Spirit:  The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is God who comes to live within every believer at conversion.  He provides the believer with all that is necessary to live within the will of God.


Baptism:  We practice baptism by immersion in water. The Bible teaches that Salvation is an act of God’s love and grace.  This gift from God is free to anyone who chooses to follow Jesus Christ in faith as his/her Savior. 


     - We practice baptism by immersion because that's the way Jesus did it and it was practiced in the New Testament.


     - Romans 6:4 “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” (NIV)


     - 1 Peter 3:21 “…and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also - not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,” (NIV)


Communion:  We celebrate the Lord's Supper at each worship service.  In partaking of the bread and the juice, we remember our Lord's sacrifice for us and we strengthen our relationship with Him.


deep river church

Sunday School 9:30am  |  Worship Service 10:30am  | 7500 Grand Blvd. Hobart, IN  |  219.942.6956

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