The Vision

to see people

Loving God • Loving People • Reaching the Lost

As believers, we are commanded to go into all the world, proclaim the good news,
and make disciples. At Bayou Blue Assembly, we follow this in three ways.

Worship God: as we proclaim the good news, we tell of His works, glorifying him in words and actions.
We believe in living a lifestyle that points to His glory in everything  we do, bringing worship to him in every moment.

Disciple Believers: just as the great commission states, we believe that every believer is responsible for sharing the gospel.
In order to see this happen, we believe that we must disciple people, teaching them about God and training them to share their faith.
 
Reach the Lost: Lastly, we exist to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether it is by giving financially,
going into our cities, or going to foreign lands, we believe that this church exist to make a global impact. 

SALVATION

THE FALL OF MAN.

Man was created in communion with God, designed with free will. In the garden, Adam and Eve were made in the image of God, perfectly without sin. However, mankind voluntarily disobeyed God- breaking communion with Him, allowing sin into the world, and thereby incurring both spiritual and physical death.

Romans 3:23 teaches that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. This is due to the curse of sin humanity took upon itself... a curse we are incapable of freeing ourselves from.

GOD MADE FLESH.

Man took on the curse, and man had to break the curse. Due to the sinful nature, mankind was truly unable to do this. This is why Jesus Christ came to earth.

John 3:16 teaches that God loved the world so much the He sent His only son to save us from the curse.
Jesus Christ was not just the Son of God, He WAS God. By becoming a man (the virgin birth), living a perfect life, and then being sacrificed on the cross, Jesus satisfied the penalty of sin. Now whoever accepts Jesus as their savior is no longer bound by the curse but freed by the blood. 

HOW TO RECEIVE SALVATION.

"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'"
Jesus was the only one who could break the curse, and now He is our only way back to communion with God. It is a gift freely offered to all of humanity.
Romans 10:9 - "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
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If you have never accepted Jesus into your heart, the only thing you have to do is confess with your mouth that you are a sinner in need of a savior and  you believe Jesus is Lord. It really is that simple.

"I'M NEWLY SAVED... WHAT NEXT?"

If you have recently made the decision to follow Christ but don't know what to do next, click the button below to contact us! We understand that this is a big decision and would love to help walk you though this!

FUNDAMENTAL BELIEFS

  • The Bible is verbally inspired and the only infallible, authoritative written Word of God.
    Though physically written by man, we believe the Bible was inspired by God and that He has fully kept His words intact through the ages.
  • There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
    The scriptures teach that there is one singular God that is expressed in three distinct people. Jesus referenced this distinction multiple times (Matt. 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:!4).
    These three- the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit- work in complete unity, none acting without all acting in accordance. Each shares the authority of the Father as they work to bring glory exalt the Son and the Father.
  • Acts 1:8
    The Holy Spirit was sent to us as a comforter and to dwell within us. Acts 1:8 teaches that the Holy Spirit gives us the power to boldy proclaim the gospel as we fufill the great commission. This is done through the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is an experience separate from and subsequent to salvation. (Acts 8; 10; 11; 15) With the baptism of the Holy Spirit also comes the gifts of the Spirit as describes in Ephesians 4 and 1 Corinthians 12.
  • The Initial Physical Evidence
    In the upperroom, and in every Biblical experience after, people were baptized with the Holy Spirit and they immediately spoke in tongues (Acts 2:4). While tongues and interpretation is a gift of the spirit, speaking in tongues is referenced as a prayer language (also referenced as the tongues of angels)(1 Cor. 13:1; 14:2; 14:18). Praying in tongues is understood by God alone as His spirit gives utterence through us, praying what He desires us to pray as we yield to Him.
  • Sanctification: A lifetime of pursuing holiness: enabled by the Holy Spirit and commanded by God.
    Sanctification is the process by which the Holy Spirit consecrates us unto God. While we were sinners, we acted without thoughts or concern as to what pleased God. Once we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, confessing our love for Him, we must turn from those habits (Hebrews 12:!4).
    The Bible teaches that we will never be tempted beyond what His Spirit empowers us to deny- a teaching shown by the sinless life of Jesus.  (1 Peter 1:15-16)
  • Holy Communion and Water Baptism.
    In Scripture, Christ modeled two things for us that he told us to do as believers. 
    Baptism in Water is a sign of the death and ressurection, showing that we have abandoned our old life and have thus committed to living a new life in Christ. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4)
    Holy Communion- also called the Lord's Supper- is a reflection of Christ's sacrifice on the cross. As he gathered with the disciples on the night He was betrayed, He broke the bread and passed the cup, declaring it was his body and blood broken for them. We are then commanded to do this in remembrance of Him until he returns. (Luke 22:19; Matt. 26:26; 1 Cor. 11:26)
  • Holy Communion and Water Baptism.
    In Scripture, Christ modeled two things for us that he told us to do as believers. 
    Baptism in Water is a sign of the death and ressurection, showing that we have abandoned our old life and have thus committed to living a new life in Christ. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4)
    Holy Communion- also called the Lord's Supper- is a reflection of Christ's sacrifice on the cross. As he gathered with the disciples on the night He was betrayed, He broke the bread and passed the cup, declaring it was his body and blood broken for them. We are then commanded to do this in remembrance of Him until he returns. (Luke 22:19; Matt. 26:26; 1 Cor. 11:26)
  • Christ is coming back for his church.
    Scriptures teach that Jesus Christ will one day return and ressurect Christians who have previously died, as well as Christians living at the time of His return, and take them to reside with Him.
    This second coming is described as imminent because Christ taught that it will be in the twinkling of an eye and that no one except the Father knows when it will occur. 
    (1 Thess. 4:16, 17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52)
  • There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works.
    At the end of the age, after the rapture and millenial reign, will come a final judge in which everyone who is not covered by the blood of Jesus will be found guilty of all their wrongdoings, judged, and condemned for eternity. (Matt. 25:46; Rev 19:20, 21:8) This is why the church of Christ today is urgently proclaiming the gospel to all who will hear. C.S. Lewis said, "If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for."

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