Above all things, Arizona Grace Bible Church is committed to honoring the person and work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by means of edifying the soul and spirit of the individual believer by acquiring the “mind of Christ” through the study of His Word.
1 Timothy 2:4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
Acts 16:31 They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."
2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;
2 Peter 1:3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
2 Peter 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;
Hebrews 10:24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,
Hebrews 10:25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
We are a non-denominational local church of believers in the Central/Southern Arizona area who gather weekly for fellowship in the Word of God. Additionally, each month we celebrate the work of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through a communion service. We do not have a resident Pastor-Teacher of our own, rather, each Sunday we watch a video presentation of the current Bible teaching of Pastor John Farley of Lighthouse Bible Church of South Florida. Pastor Farley was ordained by Pastor Robert R. McLaughlin of Grace Bible Church of Somerset, Massachusetts, where he faithfully served as an Assistant Pastor for many years. In addition to the Sunday lessons that Arizona Grace Bible Church presents on Sunday mornings, Pastor Farley teaches classes during the week, all of which are available as video and MP3 files for download or streaming at their website. Lighthouse Bible Church of South Florida is a grace oriented ministry whose policy it is to “provide Bible teaching to those who desire it completely free of charge. Freely we have received and freely we shall give.”
Arizona Grace Bible Church also has a heritage in Grace Bible Church of Somerset, Massachusetts that we would like to acknowledge. We began meeting in homes in the year 2000 under the Bible teaching of Pastor Robert R. McLaughlin. The group appreciates more than words can say for the support of Grace Bible Church of Somerset, Massachusetts and the dedicated teaching of Pastor McLaughlin.
There is no formal membership at Arizona Grace Bible Church in order to respect the privacy of the individual believer in Jesus Christ. Most attendees are committed to the consistent and frequent teaching of Bible Doctrine in the tradition of the late Colonel R. B. Thieme, Jr. of Berachah Church of Houston, Texas, and continue to study throughout the week under Pastor Farley or any of a number of Pastor-Teachers who teach from the original languages, with “Systematic Theology” using the ICE (Isagogics, Categories, and Exegesis) principals of teaching that Colonel Thieme developed during his tenure at Berachah Church. We believe these Pastor-Teachers, along with Colonel Thieme’s own archived Bible teachings, are having a most profound impact on the teaching of the Truth of Bible Doctrine for this and for generations to come.
2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
Why Do I Need a Saviour?
For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved! Acts 16:31
He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:18
We are all born under judgment, condemned by God to spend eternity in the Lake of Fire. If you wish to avoid that terrible eternity, simply tell God the Father that you are believing in Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. Nothing more is needed, as per Ephesians 2:8-9:
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that [salvation] not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
View the complete Doctrine of Salvation if you wish more information.
After Salvation, What Next?
First and foremost, once you believe in Jesus Christ, you are forever saved. God does not give a "gift" and then take it away.
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My Word, and believes Him Who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. John 5:24
What is Next?
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him. Colossians 2:6
But grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.! 2 Peter 3:18
Thus, the most important things after salvation are understanding the importance of learning the Word of God and living the new life you have in Christ.