What to Expect.
Attending a new Church for the first time can be interesting. We work very hard to make everyone feel very welcome at Great Life Church, from our parking lot attendants to our greeters, ushers and everyone else. Most people like being where they feel loved and accepted, so we strive to do our best in this area.
At the same time, we know that being led by the Holy Spirit is really the best way to find where you belong. When you hear from God, you will always feel at home in the presence of the Lord.
So what kind of Church are we? First of all, we are Non Denominational, yes, our services are definitely lively, and have a Pentecostal style because that’s what we believe. We love the move of God, great anointed praise and worship, powerful, relevant and life changing preaching and practical ministry for every age of the family.
We dress, some formal, some casual, some in ties and some in golf shirts, but we do believe in looking our best when we come into the presence of God together.
We clap, we sing, we shout, we dance, we get excited, and we are a little bit loud, but don’t let that scare you away, it’s not that loud. We speak in tongues, prophecy and believe in the operation of the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Having said all that, we could never really explain it all, because it’s something that is caught the moment you walk in the doors. We hope we will get to see you this Sunday or Wednesday at Great Life Church!
Where We Are.
Great Life Church is located at 14494 Cortez Blvd. on Highway 50 right by the Suncoast Parkway. Click below for directions!
What We Believe.
There is one body and one Spirit...one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of us all..."
The Bible clearly identifies the importance of dwelling together in unity and the importance of fellowship in the Body of Christ. In brief,we have unity.
Psalm 133:1 “BEHOLD, HOW good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
We stand before God as individuals, each accountable for our own lives...We have Liberty! “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters ... Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls...So then each of us will give an account of himself to God ... So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” (Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22)
The Love of God surpasses all human capability of understanding the breadth, the depth and the height of how much God loves us. “If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God,and if I have the faith that can move mountains – but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” (1 Corinthians 13:2)
There is one God who is Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heavens glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords. (Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-1 1; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13)
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily and to be filled with His presence and power. (1 Corinthians 3:16;John16:7-13,14:16,17;Acts1:8;1Corinthians2:12,3:16;Ephesians1:13;Galatians5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is God’s Word to us. Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1-20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:89,105,160; Proverbs 30:5)
ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2)
Salvation is God’s free gift to us; but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith and makes a commitment to Him as Savior and Lord. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are rea lplaces of eternal existence. (John3:16;Romans6:23;Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9)