Sundays, 9 a.m. & 10:45 A.M.
"WHERE GOD'S PERFECT WORD RESTORES IMPERFECT PEOPLE"
3633 W FLOATING FEATHER RD • EAGLE, ID 83616
Vision Statement: To bring the hope of the cross, and the truth of the Word, to a people RESTORED to God, through Christ Jesus.
What we Believe
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. Therefore, our ministry emphasizes the exposition of God's Word from Genesis to Revelation, line upon line, precept upon precept.
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential and that repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; we further believe His power and gifts are available to believers today.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe it is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of Communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.
We believe that God created mankind—male and female—in His own image and likeness, free of sin, to glorify Himself and enjoy His fellowship. Tempted by Satan, but in the sovereign plan of God, man freely chose to disobey God, bringing sin, death and condemnation to all mankind. All human beings, therefore, are totally depraved by nature and by choice. Alienated from God without defense or excuse, and subject to God's righteous wrath, all of mankind is in desperate need of the Savior (Genesis 3:1–6; Romans 3:10–19; Romans 1:18, 32).
We believe it is the aim, duty, and privilege of every believer and local church fellowship to glorify God by responding as active participants in the Great Commission call of Jesus Christ to go and make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:19)
Brad's Restored Story
At 37 years, it seems to me that life can be a roller coaster of ups and downs. Challenges and bliss. As a child and young man, during those seasons, I did not have a personal relationship with Jesus. I did not know who he was aside from the childhood stories I had heard and read. In Catholic school I memorized routines and prayers, but the meaning was lost. It seemed that it was more about the process than the meaning and purpose, and I soon lost interest.
In the 5th grade, I found a pornography magazine, and it blurred any sense and wonder of the true blessings of Love and sex, and it destroyed it's meaning.
My high school and college years were lost in trying to figure out who I was and who I wanted to be. I don't recall once considering whom I belonged to.
As an adult, I met my wife Sheri and soon became overwhelmed with Love for her. But, I had brought all of my sinful ways into our relationship and I destroyed the trust and bonds that are created when you don't love someone God's way. We were married and began having children. I loved being a husband and father but I had little spiritual foundation and I struggled to rise above my sin-full nature. It felt like I was doing it alone, in control, out of control. I thought I was the solution. Oh how I was wrong.
On October 27th 2014, we found out that our second child Aden had a cancerous tumor in his chest. It was an aggressive form of Lymphoma, and our world seemed to fall apart. We struggled to grasp the future and our marriage seemed like someone or something was tearing it apart. We were consumed in worry and anxiety as waves of emotion poured through us.
Months prior to Aden's diagnosis, I was going through a difficult time. On my knees one evening alone, I had prayed to God for a powerful change. Something that would disrupt the way I was seeing myself and the world. Looking back now, I can see that God had a plan for me and He was faithful to my request. I just didn't know how powerful of a change he had in mind.
As Aden started Chemotherapy, we soon found out the he had a blood clot in his brain. We were really struggling to grasp the situation and our marriage was struggling. I again found myself at the side of my bed crying out to God for his guidance and strength. I opened my Bible to a random page and began reading. It was Psalm 23;
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for His names sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil,
For you are with me
Your rod and your staff they comfort me”
RCC Coming Events
*Nutty Knitters January 5 & 19 from 10-11 at the Eagle Library. Come meet your community and donate your time and talent.
* Men’s and Women’s Mid-week Bible Studies @ RCC return Thursday, January 11th - 7 pm! Come at 6:45 - Men are continuing Route 66 in the New Testament and women are working their way through Matthew: The King, His Kingdom, and Me!
* The ART OF MARRIAGE Conference @ RCC: Coming February 16-17; Friday @ 7pm & Saturday 8am - 2pm. Please make this a priority to attend! Couples $70/Single $35 (inc. lunch Sat. & materials) by January 28. After that date, Couples $80/Singles $40. For a partial scholarship see Debbie. God can turn any marriage into a masterpiece!
* Annual Women’s Retreat April 6-8 @ Trinity Pines Camp – Cascade. Cost is $110 before February 25th or, $130 by March 18th deadline.
* Homes and vehicles needed: We have 40-50 Builders For Christ workers/family arriving June 15th to construct our new Worship Center labor-free. These folks pay for their own travel and food. All they ask for is a place to sleep each of the 7 nights they’re here. Do you have a spare room/RV, or a spare vehicle they could use to get back and forth to our church?