Our mission from the great commission that Jesus gave his followers: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20 ESV)
God’s Word is the foundation of all truth, the only way to live for God is to know what He said. (John 14:6; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16)
It’s not about us, it’s all about God. We live the best life when we give all our life to God. (Hebrews 12:1-3)
We were created to live in community, to know God and love one another. (Matthew 22:37-39; Hebrews 12:1-3)
We are real people serving a real God. (1 Corinthians 8:5-6; Hebrews 11:6)
We are all in for Jesus, everyone must do their part. (Romans 12:4-5; Matthew 16:24)
Everything we do is for God so it is worth giving our best. (Colossians 3:23)
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is infallible, inerrant, complete, and absolute truth. Where it speaks we listen and obey. Our doctrine must always be rooted in God’s Word.It is primarily through His Word that we know God. Psalm 12:6; 119:105,160; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Romans 10:17
Jesus Christ is the only Son of God. He is coequal with the Father. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless human life, and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice that was necessary for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He was physically resurrected from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to claim His own and take them to Heaven. Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14-15; Colossians 2:9
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God. Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2
Communion at Plymouth Avenue Christian Church is practiced as Scripture defines it. “For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.'” 1 Corinthians 11:23-25
Communion is a memorial, a new covenant, and a proclamation. It is a sacred event for those who have a vital, biblical relationship with Jesus. 1 Corinthians 11:26-30. We take communion every week in our services. Christ is the Head of the Church and we proclaim His glory every Sunday through this memorial action.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is a personal being who is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world and works to make all people aware of their sin and need for salvation. He also lives in every Christian to guide, comfort, convict, and guarantee salvation. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. John 14:16-17; 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; Romans 5:5; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13; 5:18
The Apostle Paul states that baptism represents the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. We are buried with Christ by baptism (Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12). At Plymouth Avenue Christian Church we baptize people by immersing them in water. This act symbolizes, according to the teaching of scripture, the burial of the old self and the resurrection of a new life with Christ.
Plymouth Avenue Christian Church | DeLand, FL
Plymouth Avenue Christian Church was founded on March 25, 1962 after several families felt the need for an independent Christian Church in the DeLand area. Mr. Hubert Jacobs offered a five acre plot of land across the street from DeLand High School on the corners of Plymouth and Hill Avenues. We are a non-denominational fellowship of Christians, free from all denominational ties, bound together by our absolute belief in the precious Word of God and our sincere desire for the unity of all the followers of Jesus Christ. We hope to see you Sunday!