The Indianapolis First Free Methodist Church seeks to glorify God by inviting all into fellowship and learning to live through Christ-centered ministry.
The Most True Things
We are a group of people whose primary identifier is that we are children of the living God. All of us have sinned and fallen short of God's glory, but we have found new life and freedom from sin in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit lives in us!
Together, we live life and serve our neighbors who tend to be overlooked in society. Jesus said, "Whatever you do unto the least of these, you do unto me" (Matthew 25:40).
Together, we worship our Lord by giving our entire selves to him. All that we are, all that we possess, and all that we can do is a gift from God, given to accomplish his purpose in the world through us.
We have been sent by Jesus to proclaim the good news that Jesus has forgiven our past sins, set us free from the power of sin today, and has made it possible to live free from the being of sin. This is great news! But we want to BE good news for those who do not follow Christ.
JESUS - Has existed forever, Is God in human flesh, Sent from the Father into the world, Born of a virgin, Lived without sin, Died by Roman crucifixion, Physically rose from the dead, Ascended into heaven, Sits at the right hand of the Father, Fulfilled all messianic prophecy, Will return to reign forever.
BIBLE - True, Completely trustworthy, Final authority, Written by man in the wisdom and power of the Holy Spirit.
TRINITY - One God exists forever in perfect community as three persons—God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit.
HUMANITY - The crown of God's good creation, Bears the image and likeness of God, Free to choose, Free to love, Free to sin, Sinful because of Adam, In need of a savior, Redeemed because of Jesus Christ, Capable to be made like Jesus by the grace of God.
SALVATION - Sin is the default condition of all humanity. Death is the result of sin. No one can be do enough good works to be saved from death. God is holy, pure, and righteous. Humanity is unholy, impure, and unrighteous. But God in his grace and mercy gave us his Son, Jesus, to die and rise from the dead, paying the debt of our sin and freeing us from the law of sin and death. Salvation is by grace, not by works, so that no man can boast. Works are the fruit of following and obeying Christ in faith.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is not just good news for the people of God, but it is good news for every people group no matter race, socio-economic class, or nationality. God loved the world so much that he GAVE his only Son to enter our world, demonstrate how to live, and be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Why? So that we may not only have everlasting life after we die, but also that we may have abundant life here and now.
Come and enjoy abundant life in Jesus Christ with us!
We are not the one true church, neither is the Free Methodist Church, nor is any local church or denomination. The one true church is the global, faithful community of believers in Jesus Christ who participate in God's mission to redeem all creation through his ministry of reconciliation by obeying the great commission -- to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teaching them everything that Jesus has commanded us. We know with full confidence that Jesus has been with us, is with us now, and will always be with us until the fulfillment of the kingdom of God.
We are disciples of Jesus Christ: wounded, yet healing; broken, yet growing; taught, yet still learning; saved, yet following Jesus daily.