About Our Church
A Free Will Baptist ministry in Greeley, Colorado with a desire to please the Lord Jesus Christ by building faith, building families, and building friendships forever! Join us as we sing praises to our King and discover the treasures found in His Word!
At Highland Hills our vision is to follow the Bible way all the way home, and hear God say on Judgement Day, “Well done”
By Grace through faith and repentance
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” – John 17:17
Thy good and faithful servant.
Our Mission & Purpose
To worship God and glorify Him in all we say and do, and to help people around the bases of the Christian life.
to Christ and His Church
Fruits of Righteousness
as the hands and feet of Christ
the Gospel in others
Core principles that we believe in.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God. It is the supreme and final authority in faith and practice.
II Peter 1:20,21 / II Timothy 3:16,17
We believe in one true and living God revealed in the Scriptures as eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19,20 / Mark 12:29 / John 14:26 / II Corinthians 13:14/I John 5:7
GOD THE FATHER
We believe that God the Father provided a way for us to be saved from our fallen condition, by sending His Son Jesus, as a substitution and payment for the sin we each deserved to be punished for.
JESUS THE SON
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary; that He was true God and true man; that He lived a sinless life upon this earth; that He died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of all mankind; that He rose bodily from the grave on the third day; that He ascended bodily into Heaven where He continues His ministry at the right hand of God as our Advocate and High Priest; and that He is personally, visibly and imminently returning to this earth to set up His Kingdom.
Matthew 1:18-25 / John 1:1,14 / I John 5:20 / Hebrews 4:15 / I Corinthians 15:3,4 / II Corinthians 5:21 / I Peter 2:24 / Luke 24:36-48 / Acts 1:9-11 / I John 2:1,2 / Ephesians 1:20 / Hebrews 4:14-16 / Matthew 25:31,32 / Revelation 20:6
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Scriptures assign to the Holy Spirit all the attributes of God; that this present era of the church is, in a special way, the dispensation of the Holy Spirit; and that His ministry in the world includes reproving, regeneration, indwelling, guiding and empowering men.
Acts 5:3,4 / John 16:7-11 / John 3:3-5 / I Corinthians 6:19 / Romans 8:14 / Acts 1:8
We believe that man was created by the direct act of God; that he was made in the image of God; that in his original state he was innocent; that by exercise of his own free will he disobeyed God and, thereby, fell into a state of sin and condemnation; and that his descendants, inheriting a fallen, sinful nature, are under the condemnation of God at the age of accountability, and are in need of a new birth.
Genesis 1:26,27 / Genesis 2:16,17 / Genesis 3 / Romans 5:12-19 / Ephesians 2:1-3 / John 3:3
We believe that salvation is a gift of God’s grace; that it is received by: repentance, the renouncing and forsaking of one’s sins; and faith, the personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, trusting in His atoning sacrifice at the cross; and that there is no other means of being saved.
Luke 13:3 / Isaiah 55:7 / Ephesians 2:8,9 / John 3:16 / John 14:6 / John 1:12,13 Acts 4:12 / John 5:46,47
We believe that God has given His Church the ordinances of Baptism, which is to be administered only to believers, by immersion and in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; and the Lord’s Supper, which is to be open to all born-again believers present.
Matthew 28:19,20 / Romans 6:3,4 / I Corinthians 11:23-26 / John 13:1-17
We believe that the Christian is to live a righteous, pure and holy life; that he is called to be a witness for Christ; that he is to be faithful in attending his church; and that he is to support his church by his tithes and offerings.
Romans 12:1,2 / II Corinthians 6:14-18 / II Corinthians 5:17-20 / Acts 1:8 / Hebrews 10:25 / Malachi 3:10 / Matthew 23:23 / I Corinthians 16:1,2 / Titus 2:11,12
We believe that all men will stand before God in judgment – the righteous before the Judgment Seat of Christ, when Jesus returns for His Bride, the Church; and the unrighteous before the Great White Throne Judgment; and that the wicked will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.
Hebrews 9:27 / John 5:29 / I Thessalonians 4:13-18 / II Corinthians 5:10 / Revelation 20:1-15 / Matthew 25:4
How do I get to Heaven?
1. Realize that you are a sinner.
This is the point that we all must come to if we truly want Christ’s forgiveness. We have to admit to ourselves and, most importantly to God, that we have sinned.
What is sin? God says that sin is anything we think, say, or do that breaks one of His laws. Another way the Bible refers to sin is anything that causes us to “miss the mark.” In this case, the mark is His holiness and perfection. No one can ever achieve this.
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one” Romans 3:10
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23
2. Realize that there is a penalty for your sin.
Because you have sinned, you must now face the penalty for your sin. This penalty is referred to in the Bible as the “second death.” The “second death” is eternal separation from God “in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone.” This is speaking of Hell, and God tells us that everyone who has sinned will spend their eternity there.
“For the wages of sin is death” Romans 6:23a
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8
3. Realize that Jesus paid the penalty of sin for you.
God loves you so much that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear our sin and pay the penalty for us. Jesus was crucified on the cross for you. God says your sin was laid upon Jesus when He became the substitute for the penalty of your sin. There is nothing you can say or do to satisfy this debt you owe to God. Realize that Jesus is the only One who can and has paid your sin debt.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
4. Acknowledge that Jesus wants to give you the gift of eternal life in Heaven.
Everyone can identify with receiving a gift. However, if someone gives you a gift, it is not truly yours until you accept it. The same is true with Jesus’ gift of eternal life. He is offering it to you freely. You don’t have to work for it. You don’t have to be good enough to earn it. All you have to do is accept it.
“but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23b
5. Believe in Jesus and ask Him to be your Savior.
The Bible tells us that there are two actions required to receive the gift of salvation. First, you must confess. This means you have to tell God that you are a sinner and that Jesus is the only One who can forgive your sin. Second, you must believe in your heart that Jesus shed His blood on the cross, died, was buried, rose again, and that He is the only way to Heaven.
If you confess and believe, God will forgive your sin and save you.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9,10
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
Will you accept Jesus' gift of salvation?
As you think on these truths, ask Jesus to come into your heart and be your Savior. You can make that decision by praying a prayer similar to this:
Dear God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that there is a penalty for my sin. Thank you for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sin. I confess my sins to you and accept the gift of eternal life. I believe in Jesus’ payment for my sin, and I trust Him as my personal Savior. In Jesus’ name, Amen.