我們的異象

藉著建立一間以聖經為基礎的大型現代教會、建立穩健的人際關係及造就人們完成生命中各方面的使命,去愛神,去接觸並影響世界。

我們的目標

1. 去愛神

我們看見一個滿載敬拜的教會,充滿生機的讚美、滿懷感恩的會眾、和渴想祝福他人的心。

2. 去建立穩固的關係

我們看見一個開心、樂趣無窮的教會,遍佈良好的友誼,一同在合一的異象上作工。

3. 以聖經為基礎

我們看見會眾喜愛神的話語,明白祂的智慧和能力,並遵從耶穌所吩咐的。

4. 去裝備人們

我們看見人們不斷被醫治、釋放、訓練、裝備和差派出去作神要他們所作的工。

5. 去影響世界

我們看見一個有活力的教會,對社區、國家和世界的影響力越來越大。

兩段主要經文

  • (馬太福音22:37-39) (耶穌)祂回答:“你要全心、全性、全意愛主你的神。這是最重要的第一條誡命。第二條也和它相似,就是要愛人如己。
  • (馬太福音28:19-20) “所以,你們要去使萬民作我的門徒,奉父子聖靈的名,給他們施洗。我吩咐你們的一切,都要教導他們遵守。這樣,我就常常與你們同在,直到這世代的終結。”

我們是

我們是一所愛耶穌和以聖經為基礎的教會。

我們愛耶穌和聖經,熱衷於見到未信耶穌的朋友能認識衪。

我們是Australian Christian Churches 的其中一個會員。

Australian Christian Churches 是在澳洲基督教最大的教派。

牧師的任命和牧師的牌照是由Australian Christian Churches 受權。

Australian Christian Churches 是橫跨全球的主流宗派神召會(Assemblies of God)的其中一分子

acc.org.au

我們是新頌教會的一份子

我們的主任牧師彭樂得和彭慧慈是來自現在的悉尼Hillsong City Campus教會,所以我們和新頌教會有密切關係。

hillsong.com

我們是ARC Church Planting Network 的合作夥伴。

The Association of Related Churches 是以美國作為基地。他們對於在美國和全世界植堂活動富有熱情。

我們正在日本和亞洲一同孕育很多教會。

arcchurches.com

我們是Joyce Meyer Ministries 團隊的合作夥伴。

Joyce Meyer Ministries 團隊是一個對日本宣教强大的支持者。

我們協助製作 “Enjoying Everyday Life” 的電視節目。這電視節目在日本全國電視播放,並翻譯和印刷成Joyce Meyer 的書籍。

Joyce 的心願是祝福全日本,所以她免費給予這些資源給日本教會。

joycemeyer.org

我們和Joseph Prince Ministries 團隊一同工作。

我們現在為Joseph Prince Ministries 團隊和新造教會翻譯他們的電視節目成日文。

josephprince.org

我們相信

Lifehouse is a member of the Australian Christian Churches, the largest pentecostal  movement in Australia with over 1,000 churches and over 280,000 constituents.
Here is our statement of belief, as taken from the ACC website:

acc.org.au/about-us

  • We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives.
  • We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
  • We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
  • We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.
  • We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues which is the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
  • We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.
  • We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.

教義

THE DOCTRINAL BASIS OF THE AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

(ASSEMBLIES OF GOD IN AUSTRALIA)

The Holy Scriptures, known as the Bible, is the inspired Word of God and our all sufficient rule for faith and practice. These articles of faith of the Australian Christian Churches (formerly Assemblies of God in Australia), grounded in these scriptures, are given as a basis for belief, fellowship and ministry “that we all preach the same thing” (1 Corinthians 1:10). Let it be remembered, however, that this is not given as a summary of the complete revelation of biblical truth, only that it covers our present needs as to these fundamental doctrines.

As taken from the ACC website:

acc.org.au/doctrinal-basis

1. THE ETERNAL GODHEAD
2. THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
3. THE HOLY SPIRIT
4. THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
5. THE DEVIL
6. THE FALL OF MAN
7. THE ATONEMENT
8. SALVATION OF MAN
9. THE CHURCH
10. WATER BAPTISM
11. THE LORD’S SUPPER
12. SANCTIFICATION
13. THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
14. GIFTS
15. DIVINE HEALING
16. THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
17. THE MILLENNIUM
18. THE PUNISHMENT OF THE WICKED
19. THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH
20. CREATION

1. THE ETERNAL GODHEAD

We believe in the unity of the true and living God who is the eternal, self-existent one, who has revealed himself as one being in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and who is the Creator and preserver of things visible and invisible.

(Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 86:9-10; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28.19, Mark 12:29; John 1:1-3).

2. THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the second person of the triune Godhead, who was and is the eternal Son of God; that he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary.
We believe in his sinless life, miraculous ministry, substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, glorious ascension, and abiding intercession.

(Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 24:39; Acts 1:9; 2:22; 10:38; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 4:8-10; Hebrews 7:25-26; 9:12; 1 Peter 2:22).

3. THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the triune Godhead, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, and is ever present and active in the work of convicting and regenerating the sinner, and sanctifying and guiding the believer into all truth.

(John 14:26; 16:8-11; Romans 8:14; 1 Peter 1:2).

4. THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, namely the Old and New Testaments in their original writings. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is infallible, inerrantly revealing the will of God concerning us all in all things necessary to our salvation, and is absolutely supreme and sufficient in authority in all matters of faith and conduct. The Bible does not simply contain the Word of God, but is, in reality, the complete revelation and very Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, so that whatever is not contained therein is not to be enjoined as an article of faith.

(Matthew 5:17-18; 24:35; John 4:39; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21).

5. THE DEVIL

We believe in the personality of the devil, who, by his influence, brought about the downfall of man, and now seeks to destroy the faith of every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.

(Genesis 3:1-15; Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13; John 13:2; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8).

6. THE FALL OF MAN

We believe that man was created by God by specific immediate act and in his image and likeness, morally upright and perfect, but fell by voluntary transgression.

Consequently, all men are separated from original righteousness, being depraved and without spiritual life.

(Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).

7. THE ATONEMENT

We believe that God’s answer to man’s sinful state is in the death of his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, on the cross, whose sufferings and shed blood have made full atonement for the sins of the whole world, both original and actual, and that there is no other ground for salvation.

(2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; Hebrews 9:25-26; 1 Peter 1:19-20).

8. SALVATION OF MAN

We believe that salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. This experience is also known as the new birth and is an instantaneous and complete operation of the Holy Spirit whereby the believing sinner is regenerated, justified, and adopted into the family of God and becomes a new creation in Christ Jesus and heir of eternal life.

(Titus 2:11; 3:5-7; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 5:1).

9. THE CHURCH

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of its great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the first-born whose names are written in heaven.

(Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23).

10. WATER BAPTISM

We believe that baptism, by single immersion, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, is enjoined on all who have repented and have believed in Christ as Saviour and Lord, and that it is symbolic of our identification with Christ in his death, burial and resurrection.

(Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48; 2:38-39; Romans 6:4-5; Colossians 2:12).

11. THE LORD’S SUPPER

We believe that the Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4); a memorial of his sufferings and death (1 Corinthians 11:26); and a prophecy of his second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers “until He comes” (Matthew 26:26-28; Luke 22:15-20; Acts 20:7).

12. SANCTIFICATION

We believe that sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God. We believe it is the glorious provision for every believer in Christ to be made pure in heart and wholly sanctified, through the operation of the Holy Spirit, by the blood of Jesus and the Word of God.

(John 17:15-19; Acts 15:8-9; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4; 5:23-24; Hebrews 2:11; 10:16-19).

13. THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the bestowing of the believer with power to be an effective witness for Christ. This experience is distinct from, and subsequent to, the new birth; is received by faith, and is accompanied by the manifestation of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, as the initial evidence.

(Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-5, 8; 2:1-4; 8:15-19; 11:14-17; 19:1-7).

14. GIFTS

We believe in the present day operation of the nine supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, as recorded in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10. We also believe in the ministry gifts of Christ, as recorded in Ephesians 4:11-13.

15. DIVINE HEALING

In accordance with the teachings of the scriptures, we trust our heavenly Father to protect and heal our bodies from sickness and disease. We believe that divine healing for the body, as with all redemptive blessings of God, has been provided for us by the atoning death and victorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is the privilege of all believers and it is appropriated by faith in our heavenly Father’s unfailing promises.

(Exodus 15:26; Psalms 103:3; Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:14-15).

16. THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

We believe in the premillennial, imminent and personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ to gather his people to himself. Having this glorious hope and earnest expectation, we purify ourselves, even as he is pure, so that we may be ready to meet him when he comes.

(John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1; Titus 2:13; James 5:7-8; 1 John 2:28; 3:2-3).

17. THE MILLENNIUM

We believe in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to set up his millennial reign on this earth.

(Psalm 11; 96:10-13; Daniel 7.22; Zechariah 14:5; Revelation 5:9-10; 20:1-10).

18. THE PUNISHMENT OF THE WICKED

We believe in the everlasting punishment of the wicked (in the sense of eternal torment) who wilfully reject and despise the love of God manifested in the great sacrifice of his only Son on the cross for their salvation.

(Matthew 25:46; 13:49-50; Luke 12:47-48; Romans 6:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:11-15).

We believe that the devil and his angels and whoever is not found written in the book of life shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

(Revelation 19:20; 20:10-15).

19. THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH

We believe in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to set up his millennial reign on this earth.

(Psalm 11; 96:10-13; Daniel 7.22; Zechariah 14:5; Revelation 5:9-10; 20:1-10).

20. CREATION

We believe that the heavens and earth and all original life forms, including humanity, were made by the specific immediate creative acts of God as described in the account of origins presented in Genesis, and that all biological changes which have occurred since creation are limited to variation within each species.