Sugar Reef Baptist Church

We Are Broken People Helping Broken People Love Jesus

What We Believe


In Core Beliefs
We Have Unity

“There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope at your calling – one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and father of all, who is above all and through all and in all”
Ephesians 4:4-6

Anyone wanting to be a member of Sugar Reef Baptist Church must have a commitment to these core beliefs and their implication for their lives.  


In Non-Core Beliefs
We Have Freedom

“Accept him whose faith is weak, but don’t argue about doubtful issues.”
“Do you have a conviction? Keep it to yourself before God. The man who does not condemn himself by what he approves is blessed.”

 Romans 14:1 & 22 

We acknowledge that among Christians there will be differences of opinions on other issues. We value these differences and emphasise unity, gentleness and forbearance with each other. 


In All Our Beliefs
We Show Love.

“If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge and if I have all faith so that I can move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.”
1 Corinthians 13:2

As we have unity in our core beliefs and freedom in other issues, we hold the truth with humility, peace and love. 

Our Core Beliefs

    God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal, co-eternal, and are one God.
    Genesis 1-2; Psalm 90:2; John 14:10-30; 1 Peter 1:2.

    Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus was born of a virgin and lived a sinless human life. He is our great high priest and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days demonstrating His power over sin and death fulfilling the scriptures. He is God’s supreme king and has authority over all powers and rulers in heaven and on earth. He ascended to heaven and will return again someday to judge the living and the dead.
    Matthew 1:22-23; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Titus 2:13; Colossians 1:15-20.

    The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power to live for Jesus and equips the church with various gifts for the building up of the church. 
    John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, 12:1-11; Ephesians 1:13.

    The Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is God’s inspired word to us. Written by human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Bible is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs, living and relationships.
    2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:10-12; 2 Peter 1:20-21.

    Men and women are made in the image of God, and so have intrinsic value as bearers of God’s image. Since the sin of Adam and Eve, everyone is affected by sin. Sin is what separates us from God and makes us all under God’s judgement.
    Genesis 1-3; Romans 1:18-25; Ephesians 2:1-3.

    In love, God sends his son Jesus Christ to sacrificially take the penalty for our sin. Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. We can never make up for our sin by good works, only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. Salvation begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith. We are adopted into God’s family and share in a heavenly inheritance of eternal life.
    Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:4-9; John 14:6; Titus 3:4-7; Galatians 3:26; Romans 8:17-18.

    We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. Heaven and hell are real places. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Christians who pass away will be with Jesus. On the second coming of Jesus, those who belong to Jesus will be resurrected from the dead to be with Jesus in the new creation. 
    Mark 9:48; John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Revelation 21:8.

    There are two sacraments of the Lord Jesus Christ - namely, Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
    Baptism is the immersion of believers by water upon the profession of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as symbol their participation in Jesus Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.
    The Lord's Supper is symbolic reminder, of the sacrifice of the body and the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross until He returns.
    1 Corinthians 10:16-17, Mark 14:22-25; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:4; 1 Peter 3:23-22, Mark 16:16; Matthew 28:19-20

38 Herbert Street, Ingham
Queensland, 4850


Email:    Pastor Simon: 0422 276 506
For Admin Enquiries:
Helen Carey - 0419 792 298 



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