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Our Staff

Bro. Kerry Vincent
    Pastor

Kathy Whitney
    Sec. / Treasurer

Charlie Durall
    Deacon / Choir Director

Terry Vincent
    Deacon

Tommy Knight
    Deacon

Ralph Merrow
    Deacon

John Hobgood
    Deacon

Rickie Rolley
    Trustee

Dicky Vincent
    Trustee

Luzerne General Baptist Church
492 Luzerne Depoy Road Map
Greenville, Ky 42345
Phone: 270-338-3114
Email: luzernegbc.org@administrator

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Church Covenant

Having given ourselves to God, we now give ourselves to His church and covenant with it and with each other, as also with God.

1. That we will forsake all unrighteousness, even the appearance of evil. We will abstain form all questionable pursuits and pleasures; we will forego all hurtful habits; we will avoid all evil associations.

2. That we will follow earnestly after righteousness and true holiness in the fear and love of God. We will seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, trusting that all needful and helpful things will be added to us; we will seek entire consecration to God; we will live a life of prayer; we will seek the constant abiding of the Divine Life within us; and we will be satisfied only when we have evidence that we please God and are accepted of Him.

3. That we will faithfully improve all the means of grace. We will attend and support the services of the church, the preaching, the social services, the business meetings,; we will contribute freely of our means for the advancement of the gospel; and we will cooperate with our brethren every enterprise having for its end the glory of God and the salvation of men.

4. That we will be Christ like in all our deportment. We will be tender and affectionate toward each other; we will be careful of each other's reputation, thinking no evil, and backbiting not with our tongues; we will return good for evil; we will be just and honest, truthful and honorable in all our dealings; we will do unto others as we would be done by; we will be meek, loving, and forgiving as se desire and hope to be forgiven.

5. That we will be faithful Christian workers. We will do whatever Christian work comes to hand, shunning no cross, shirking no cross, shirking no duty; we will even seek opportunity to do good, glorify God and save souls; we will study to win our associates, or neighbors, our families, all whom we may influence, to become Christians; we will count it more than our meat and our drink, more than all things else, to do the will of our Father in heaven, to lead souls from sin and death, and lead them to God and heaven.

6. That when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible unite with another church where we can continue to live by the spirit of this covenant and the principles of the Bible.

Statement of Beliefs

I. GOD

We believe that there is only one true, living, and eternal God and that the Godhead is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
A. One true and eternal God
Deuteronomy 6:4, 33:27; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 3:15, 16; 28:19; John       14:9-11; 10:30; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 2 Corinthians 3:17; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 Timothy 1:17; 2:5; 6:17; Hebrews 1:1-13; 3:12; Mark 12:29
  B. The Godhead
1. God as Father
Genesis 1:1; Matthew 6:9; Ephesians 4:6
2. God as Son
Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 16:16; John 1:1; 3:14, 16; 14:28; 1 Corinthians 15:28; Hebrews 1:8
Virgin Birth of Jesus
Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38
3. God as Holy Spirit
John 14:16, 26; Acts 1:5, 8; 2:1-4; Romans 8:16

II. THE BIBLE

We believe that the Holy Scriptures are the Old and New Testaments; the inspired and infallible Word of God and therein is found the reliable guide of Christian faith and conduct.
  A. The Inspired Revelation
Luke 24:44-46; Romans 16:25-26; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 2 Peter 1:20-21
  B. The Infallible Word
Isaiah 40:8; Luke 21:33; John 17:17; Titus 1:2; 1 Peter 1:25
  C. The Reliable Guide
Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Psalms 19:7-10; 119:105, 140; John 5:39; Acts 17:11-12; Romans 10:14-15; 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17

III. MAN

We believe that God created man in His own image to bring Him honor through obedience, and that when man disobeyed, he became a fallen sinful creature, unable to save himself. We believe that infants are in the covenant of God's grace and that all persons become accountable to God when they reach a state of moral responsibility.
  A. Man's Origin
Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7; Psalms 8:5
  B. Man's Purpose
Genesis 1:28-31; 2:15-25; Isaiah 43:7
  C. Man's Sin
Genesis 3:1-24; Psalms 51:5; Jeremiah 13:23; Romans 1:18-3:23; 5:12-21; 7:1-25
  D. Man's Accountability
Matthew 19:13-15; Romans 4:15; 5:13; 6:16; Hebrews 11:24-26

IV. SALVATION

We believe that Salvation (regeneration, sanctification, justification, and redemption) has been provided for all mankind through the redemptive work (life, death, resurrection, ascension, and intercession) of Jesus Christ, and that this Salvation can be received only through repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
  A. Salvation
Hebrews 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; 1 Peter 1:9; Hebrews 7:25
  B. Regeneration
John 3:3-8; 1:11-13; 1 Peter 1:23; Ephesians 2:1-10; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 2 Peter 1:4; Titus 3:5
  C. Sanctification
1 Corinthians 1:30; Ephesians 5:26; Hebrews 10:9-10, 29; 2 Timothy 2:21; Hebrews 13:12; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Peter 1:2
  D. Justification
Romans 3:20-24; 5:1-2, 18; 8:30-33; Acts 13:38-39; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Corinthians 5:21
  E. Redemption
Matthew 20:28; Isaiah 53:6; Colossians 1:14; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Revelation 5:9
  F. Christ's Redemptive Work
John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Hebrews 2:9; Revelation 22:17; 2 Peter 3:9; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9
  G. Life and Death
Romans 5:10; Hebrews 9:12-15; John 10:11; 1 John 3:16
  H. Resurrection
Romans 4:25; 1 Peter 1:3; 1 Corinthians 15:14, 17
  I. Ascension
Hebrews 4:14-16; 6:19-20; 9:24; 10:11-12
  J. Intercession
Romans 8:34; Hebrews 9:15; Isaiah 53:12; 1 Timothy 2:5
  K. Repentance
Isaiah 55:6-7; Luke 24:47; Luke 13:3-5; Acts 2:38; 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10
  L. Faith
John 3:16-18; Hebrews 11:1,6; 1 Peter 1:5

V. ASSURANCE AND ENDURANCE

We believe that those who abide in Christ have the assurance of salvation. However, we believe that the Christian retains his freedom of choice; therefore, it is possible for him to turn away from God and be finally lost.
  A. Assurance
Matthew 28:20; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Hebrews 5:9
  B. Endurance
Matthew 10:22; Luke 9:62; Colossians 1:23; Revelation 2:10-22; 3:3-5
  C. Warnings
John 15:6; Romans 11:20-23; Galatians 5:4; Hebrews 3:12; 10:26-29; 2 Peter 2:20-21
  D. Finally Lost
John 15:6, 1 Corinthians 9:27; Hebrews 6:4-6

 

VI. CHRISTIAN DUTIES

We believe that Christians should live faithfully by serving in and through the local church, praying diligently, witnessing earnestly, practicing tolerance, showing loving kindness, giving as God prospers, and conducting themselves in such a way as to bring glory to God.
  A. Faithful Service
1 Chronicles 16:11; Psalms 101:6; Matthew 28:18-20; John 15:7-14; Romans 12:14; 1 Corinthians 13 - 2 Corinthians 8:9; Ephesians 4:6; Hebrews 12:1
  B. Prayer
2 Chronicles 7:14; Daniel 6:10; Matthew 6:1-13; 26:41; Luke 18:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:17
  C. Witnessing
Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8
  D. Tolerance
Matthew 18:15-17; Luke 10:27; Galatians 5:22-23; 2 Peter 1:5-9
  E. Loving Kindness
John 13:35; 1 John 3:11; 4:7, 11-12
  F. Financial Stewardship
Matthew 23:23; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

VII. THE CHURCH

We believe that the Church Universal is the body of Christ, the fellowship of all believers, and that it's members have been called out from the world to come under the dominion and authority of Christ, it's head. We believe that a local church is a fellowship of Christians, a part of the Body of Christ, voluntarily banded together for worship, nurture, and service.
  A. The Church Universal
Matthew 16:18; John 10:10; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 12:12-14, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18, 24; Hebrews 12:23
  B. The Local Church
Matthew 18:17; Acts 2:38-47; 11:19-30; Revelation 1:4; 3:22
    1. Worship and Service
Romans 12:1; 1 Corinthians 14:12, 23-25; Hebrews 10:25; James 1:26-27
    2. Nurture
Ephesians 4; 2 Peter 1:2-8; 3:18

VIII. THE ORDINANCES

We believe that baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances instituted by Christ to be observed by Christians only. We also believe that the Biblical mode of baptism is immersion and that participation in the Lord's Supper should be open to all Christians.
  A. Baptism
    1. Instituted
Matthew 3:13-15; 28:19
    2. Subjects
Acts 2:41; 8:12, 37-38; 10:47-48; 16:30-33; 19:5
    3. Biblical mode
Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12
    4. Purpose
Matthew 3:14; 1 Peter 3:21
  B. Communion
    1. Instituted
Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25
    2. Subjects
1 Corinthians 11:27-29
    3. Purpose
1 Corinthians 11:26

IX. THE LORD'S DAY

We believe in the sanctity of the Lord's Day, the first day of the week, and that this day ought to be observed by worshipping God, witnessing for Christ, and ministering to the needs of humanity. We believe that secular work on Sunday should be limited to cases of necessity or mercy.
  A. Sanctity
Exodus 20:8; Isaiah 58:13-14
  B. Observance
Mark 2:27-28; Luke 4:16; 16:1-6; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2; Revelation 1:10

X. LAST THINGS

We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ, and in the bodily resurrection of the dead. We believe that God will judge all mankind by Jesus Christ; that He will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell.
  A. Return
Matthew 24:25; Luke 12:40; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 1:7
  B. Resurrection
John 5:25, 28-29, 6:40; 11:24-25; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15; Philippians 3:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:4-6
  C. Judgment and Reward
Matthew 25:21; Mark 9:43-48; John 5:27; Acts 17:31; Romans 2:16; 14:12; 2 Corinthians 5:1, 10; Revelation 2:7; 14:13; 20:10-15; 22:12

Church History

We are celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2012!