SHORES BAPTIST CHURCH

"Spirit-Filled" - "Soul-Driven" - "Service-Minded"


916 SHORES ROAD GOODSPRING, TN 38460

Welcome from Our Pastor


WELCOME

WELCOME

I want to sincerely thank you for visiting our website. I hope that it's informative and beneficial to you as well. Our desire is to be a Church that is a reflection of the Glory of God as we honor Christ, our Lord. I want to personally invite you and your family to come and be a part of our fellowship as we worship our Lord. It would be my honor for you be my guest here at Shores on any given Sunday. God bless and I hope to see you soon! - Pastor Dwight

"To Raise Up Followers of Christ"

OUR VISION

Staff


Dwight Kennedy


Pastor

Jeff Cox


Worship Leader

Michelle Roberts


Education Director

Worship Times


Sunday

Wednesday

"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven."

- Jesus (Matthew 7:21)

Salvation


THE WAY OF SALVATION

WE ARE ALL SINNERS

"...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

THERE IS A PENALTY FOR SIN
"For the wages of sin is death..." Romans 6:23

OUR SIN DEBT HAS BEEN PAID

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

WE MUST REPENT OF OUR SINS AND BELIEVE
"...if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9

WE DO NOT WORK FOR OUR SALVATION

"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9

YOU CAN HAVE ASSURANCE
"For whoever calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13

GOD PROVIDES TO THOSE WHO PURSUE.

"You will seek and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart." - God

Jeremiah 29:13

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"One of the fundamental requirements for true discipleship is a spirit of desperation that burns deep within the soul."

- Walter Henrichsen

About


About
Our Core Beliefs and Values at Shores Baptist Church

What We Believe about God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

The Father – He is all-powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. He reigns with providential care over the universe and the course of human history flows according to His purpose and plan.

The Son (Jesus) – Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus has eternally existed and became man at His incarnation. He lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He bodily arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return to earth again someday to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

The Holy Spirit – He is the third person of the Trinity. He guides men into all truth, exalts Christ, convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment, cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, bestows spiritual gifts by which believers serve God and seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the lives of believers is the assurance of God to bring us into the fullness of the stature of Christ.

What We Believe about the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because God inspired it, it has salvation for its end and is truth without any mixture of error.

What We Believe about Mankind

People are made in the image of God and are the supreme object of God’s creation. All of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. Sin separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

What We Believe about Evangelism
It is the duty of every born again follower of Jesus Christ and of every church to endeavor to make disciples of all men everywhere. It is the command of Christ for every believer to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by personal effort and by all other methods in harmony with the Gospel of Christ.

What We Believe about the Church of Jesus Christ
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by their common faith and fellowship with Jesus. A local church is to observe the two ordinances: (1) baptism and (2) the Lord’s Supper. The church should exercise their God-given gifts and extend the Gospel to the ends of the earth. The church is an autonomous body serving under the Lordship of Christ. All members are equally responsible as they serve with the scriptural officers of the church, the pastors and deacons.

What We Believe about Salvation
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 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 then we are eternally secure.
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” your salvation. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

What We Believe about Church Ordinances
Baptism by Immersion – We believe that scriptural baptism must be: (1) by being completely immersed under the water and (2) after salvation. Jesus was immersed and all baptisms in the New Testament were by immersion.
These two facts set the standard for baptism today. Baptism has no saving power but is the first act of obedience symbolizing (1) the believer’s faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus; (2) the believer’s death to sin and resurrection to walk anew in Christ; and (3) the Christian’s belief that he will die, be buried, and that Jesus will resurrect him from the dead.

The Lord’s Supper – The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby believers remember the death of the Lord Jesus and anticipate His second coming. The bread is symbolic of His body and the juice represents His blood.

What We Believe about Oneness and Unity
Psalm 133:1 says “It is good and pleasant when brothers dwell together in unity”.
To live in harmony with other believers is clearly the teaching of the New Testament. It is the responsibility of each believer to endeavor to live in fellowship with each member of the congregation. It is further the responsibility of each member to bring all gossiping, criticizing, and backbiting to an end.

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  • 916 Shores Road Goodspring, TN 38460

"I'M HERE TO WORSHIP THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, WHO LOVES ME, WHO DIED FOR ME, SO THAT I CAN LIVE WITH HIM IN GLORY."