A Place of Truth
We believe the Bible is God’s Word (2 Tim. 3:16), and that God’s Word is truth (John 17:17). Above all else, truth should be paramount. At Lighthouse you will hear the truth of God’s Word clearly, compassionately, and uncompromisingly preached and taught (2 Tim. 4:2). We also make it a priority for our music and congregational singing to be filled with the truths of God’s Word and to tune our hearts to sing His grace.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: – 2 Timothy 3:16
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. – John 17:17
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort will all longsuffering and doctrine. – 2 Timothy 4:2
A Place of Love
While we are committed to “speaking the truth” at Lighthouse, we are equally committed to doing so “in love” (Eph. 4:15).
You will not find a high pressure, or manipulative environment at Lighthouse Baptist Church. We believe that God blesses when His Word is spoken truthfully and lovingly, and trust that the Holy Spirit will work in people’s hearts and lives – He is the only One that can do that work anyways (1 Cor. 2:4-5).
It is our prayer that you will be welcomed, warmly received, and that you will find people that genuinely love one another in the love of Jesus Christ (John 13:34-35).
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: – Ephesians 4:15
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. – 1 Corinthians 2:4-5
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. – John 13:34-35
A Place of Growth
Ephesians 4:15 teaches that it is only through truth and love that real growth can come. It also teaches us that our goal for growth as Christians is to be more like the Lord Jesus Christ in every way (Romans 8:29)!
We endeavor that Lighthouse will be a place where you can grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 3:18). Everyone is at a different place in their spiritual journey – no one at Lighthouse has arrived or is perfect. We won’t expect you to be perfect either! You will be welcomed as you are, and encouraged by God’s Word to let the Lord have His way in your heart and life.
We all need to grow closer to the Lord, and Lighthouse is a place where we can all grow together!
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. – Romans 8:29
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. – 2 Peter 3:18