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North Kingstown Church West Bay Christian Academy

Welcome to Love and Light Christian Church’s website.

My wife Michelle and I started Love and Light Christian Church as a home church plant in August 2017. We now meet at West Bay Christian Academy Sunday mornings at 10AM. (Click here for directions).

While we’re still a small group, we meet in the library and sit at large tables that are pushed together. This has more of a bible study feel than a church service. We enjoy fellowship with one another. We share testimonies of God’s working in our lives or the lives of those we’ve been praying for. We share prayer needs, sing songs to the Lord and hear a sermon from God’s Word. (Click here for the sermon archive).

Another important ministry of LLCC is the daily reading of God’s Word together. Because we are committed to “Being Disciples Who Make Disciples of Jesus Christ”, our daily time in the Bible helps us become more like Christ and equips us to fulfill the Great Commission. Jesus said 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, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

I post commentary from each chapter every day and encourage our members to do the same, or 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, I want to personally invite you to stop by. While church is for believers gathering together to worship God, grow in our faith and be equipped for ministry, all are welcome.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with me, give me a call at 401-400-2401 or send me an email.

I look forward to meeting you or hearing from you!

In His Care,

~Pastor Scott

What We Believe

The Bible

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)

God

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)

Jesus Christ

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)

Holy Spirit

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)

Mankind

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)

Salvation

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)

Sanctification

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)

Last Days

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)

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