Thorn Grove Christian Church longs to discover where God's story and our story meet
To simply be the church that God created
The Story we believe in
In the beginning there was God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God created all things and without Him there was nothing. His prize creation is humanity. From the very beginning he saw us as His children, His prized possession, His love. But the relationship God formed was broken when sin showed up. It separated a perfect God from what was his perfect creation. What seemed unbreakable now is torn apart.
But God refused to abandon us. God has continue to pursue His creation with the hope of bringing His people back to Him. So he sent Jesus. Born of a virgin, mysteriously God in the flesh. Jesus walk this earth as a man, perfect without sin, proclaiming the arrival of the Kingdom of God. Many rejected him, but some believed. Ultimately, those who opposed him had him killed and used a cross as their instrument of death. His death was not the end but a part of a plan. After three days he rose to life, defeating death, and brought hope to all creation. His death and resurrection made possible the reuniting of God and his true love…us. Through Jesus, God is putting his family back together again.
Jesus walked the earth after his resurrection and then ascended into heaven. But he sent the Holy Spirit to be a comforter and a guide for us. The Spirit fills every Christ follower and guides us in continuing the mission of God of reuniting the family of God. The Word of God was given to followers of Christ who wrote it down and was later formed into what we know as the Bible. This book was inspired by God himself. Even though it is formed by many writers, we believe that it is one story of how God is restoring His family. We believe these words are true and we see them as the main source of inspiration of the Holy Spirit guiding our lives.
Jesus proclaimed the Kingdom of God and we believe that kingdom is known as the church. There is one church, universal, made up of all of us who call Jesus Lord and Savior. The church’s main purpose is to engage the culture and put Jesus on display for a broken and hurting world. We believe that God works through the church to restore His family.
Our desire at Thorn Grove is to simply be the church that God called us to be. To help with the restoration of God’s family. To demonstrate how God’s story is also our story. The story of God didn't stop with the last word written in the Bible, but is continuing to be written in our lives today. We are a part of God’s story.
Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:24-25
2 Timothy 3:16-17
John 14 & 16
2 Peter 1:19-21
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
1 Thessalonians 2:8