Welcome to Love and Light Christian Church’s website.
After nearly two decades serving in leadership and teaching ministries in local Christian churches, my wife Michelle and I stepped out in faith and started Love and Light Christian Church as a neighborhood home church plant in North Kingstown, RI.
What does a home church look like? Similar to a small group Bible study, we have the freedom to ask questions and engage in discussions, allowing the pastor to more fully engage with and minister to those in attendance. The smaller group allows us the gift of enjoying more intimate fellowship, with space for conversation to share testimonies of God’s working in our lives or in the lives of those we’ve been praying for. We share prayer needs, and take time to pray for one another. We enjoy a meal as an extension of our time together each Sunday.
While the preaching and teaching of God’s Word is vital to the spiritual health of any Christian church (click here for recorded sermons), we also take seriously the daily reading of God’s Word on our own. Our daily time in the Bible helps us not only become more like Jesus Christ, but equips us to fulfill the Great Commission given us by Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20: “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.”
We read a single chapter of the Bible each day. I post commentary on that chapter, and we encourage and exhort our members to do the same, or to simply share a verse they like or ask a question. (Click here to read our Daily Bible Archive.)
Although a small group setting isn’t for everyone, I invite you to visit us if you don’t currently have a church home, or if the church you’re attending does not teach the Bible and help you grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Even if you’re not a Christian or have never been to church, we invite you to visit sometime.
I look forward to meeting or hearing from you!
In His Care,
~Pastor Scott Quillin
What We Believe
We believe the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Scriptures in their entirety are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, and contain the complete revelation of God’s truth for all of humanity for all time. It is the final authority in every matter of belief and conduct.
(Matthew 5:18; John 10:35; 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe there is one eternal God who exists eternally in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who are co-equal in deity, power and glory, who created the heavens and the earth, and continue to uphold, sustain, govern and direct all of creation.
(Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Genesis 1:1-31, John 1:1-3, Acts 17:24-25, Ephesians 4:4-6, Colossians 1:16-17, Hebrews 1:3, Job 12:10)
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, truly God (in deity) and truly man (yet sinless), conceived by the Holy Spirit, born to the virgin Mary, who offered Himself as the substitutionary sacrifice for sinners. By shedding His blood on the cross, He satisfied the wrath of God, obtained eternal redemption for those who believe, was raised bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father where He makes intercession for the elect as the Mediator between God and man.
(Isaiah 53:1-12; Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-18; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:10-14; Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 2:6-11; Colossians 1:15-23; 2:15; Hebrews 7:25; 1 Peter 2:21-25; 1 John 2:1-2)
We believe the Holy Spirit is fully God who convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement. He indwells, sanctifies, leads and empowers those who are born again to live godly lives. He enables believers to be renewed in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, ministry and power. Believers receive the Holy Spirit upon conversion and continue to be filled, empowered and anointed for ministry throughout the Christian life.
(Matthew 3:11; John 1:12-13; 3:1-15; 15:26-27; 16:7-15; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Ephesians 1:13-14; 5:18)
We believe God created everyone in His own image but when Adam sinned, he separated himself and all of mankind from God. Therefore, all people are born sinful, separated from God, rebellious against God, morally corrupt, spiritually bankrupt and by nature are born enemies of God.
(Genesis 1:1-3:24; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:9-18; 5:12-21; Ephesians 2:1-3)
We believe that all those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and are born again were chosen by God before the foundation of the world. Through the work of the Holy Spirit we’re drawn to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin and reconciled to God the Father by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
(Ephesians 1:4-5; Acts 13:48; Romans 9:1-24; Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 3-4; Romans 10:8-10; Titus 3:3-7)
We believe those who have trusted in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior should be baptized as a “first fruit” of faith and obedience. Those who are truly born again will increase in the fruit of the Spirit, live to fulfill the Great Commission and will “put off” attitudes and actions which offend God as they mature in faith and walk in obedience. Through the conviction and empowerment of the Holy Spirit, believers will use their spiritual gifts for the edification and building up of the body of Christ in a local assembly and will persevere in faith to the end of their lives (imperfectly but progressively).
(Matthew 3:16; Luke 3:21, Acts 8:16; Acts 19:5; Galatians 5:22-23, Matthew 28:16-20, Romans 8:13, Romans 12:3–8, 1 Corinthians 10:17; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; 1 Corinthians 14:1-33; Ephesians 4:12; Ephesians 5:23; Colossians 1:24)
We believe in a literal, visible and bodily return of Jesus Christ to earth when He will gather His elect, raise the dead, judge the nations, and establish His Kingdom. The righteous will enter into everlasting joy with God, inheriting eternal life and the kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world. Those who have rejected Jesus Christ will be eternally separated from God and will go away into eternal punishment where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(Acts 1:9-11; Mark 14:61–62; Philippians 3:20–21; 1 Thessalonians 5:2–3; Luke 21:27; Matthew 24:31;1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 1 Corinthians 15:22–24; 2 Timothy 4:1; Luke 22:28–30; Matthew 25:23; Matthew 25:34; Matthew 25:46; Matthew 8:12)