This is the message that you heard from the beginning:
We should love one another.
1 John 3:11
LOT 2540 was built on faith in God. We know that without His presence in this ministry, we would not succeed. Here are our most basic beliefs. For us, they are not just suggestions but they are the foundation of how we live, and work.
Our most basic belief is that only one real God exists. He is loving and holy. We believe that He is the Maker of everything in heaven and on earth.
We believe that God is three persons – God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit. This three in one is known as the Holy Trinity.
We believe that God has two main guidelines for us to follow in our lives: The Great Commandment – to love Him with everything that we are and have and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.
We believe that the Bible is God’s letter to us. God wrote it using men that He had chosen, and it is without any mistakes. In its pages, God shows all of us His amazing plan for restoring people to what He had planned for them to be. (Here at LOT, we want to be a part of that restoration process!)
We believe that Jesus came to earth and became a man. God knew that we could never pay the price for all the wrong that we have done. He loves us so much that He gave Jesus, His own Son, to die in our place and take our punishment. God, in His awesome power, then brought Jesus back to life. He went back to Heaven where He sits beside God the Father and speaks for us.
We believe that the Holy Spirit comes to live in everyone who believes in Jesus. The Holy Spirit gives us power and helps us as we learn and grow in our beliefs. He also tells us when we’ve done wrong (as we all do) and helps restore our friendship with God.
We believe that we all do wrong – we sin. When we come to Jesus and tell him about those sins, He forgives us. When we die, we will live forever in Heaven with God. This forgiveness really does rid us of all our sin and makes us God’s children.
We live our beliefs by loving our neighbors as God loves us. We want to meet them where they are in their lives and help them find their way back to the arms of their loving Heavenly Father.