Seventh-day Adventist believe a Trinity of
three persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit - make up one
God (Matt. 28:19, John 10:30). They made salvation possible when Jesus,
the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem (Matt. 1:18-23; Luke
1:26-33, John 1:14) and lived a sinless life in accordance with the
Father's will (2 Cor. 5:21).
Adventists believe that when Jesus was
crucified for the sins of the people of the world (John 1:29) and arose
from the dead on the third day, victory won for everyone (Luke
Adventists believe that when Jesus returned
to heaven following the resurrection, He sent the Holy Spirit to serve
as our Comforter and Counselor (John 16:7-15). He promised to return to
earth a second time (John 14:1-3) to complete His plan of salvation and
take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look
forward to that day (Matt. 24:29-31; 2 Cor. 15:51-54; 2 Thess.
Adventists believe God made a very special
day for mankind - the Sabbath (Mark 2:27) - to foster an intimate
relationship with him, His crowning work of creation (Genesis 1:26-27,
2:7). Seventh-day Adventists believe in the holiness of the Sabbath
(Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 31:13-17) and celebrate that holiness in worship
on the seventh day of the week, Saturday (Exodus 20:8-11). Jesus taught
about the Sabbath in His death (Luke 23:54-56). He then proclaimed the
Sabbath would endure until the end (Matt. 24:20; Isaiah 66:22-23; Rev.
14:6-7). His disciples continued this Sabbath worship without fail to
the end of their lives (Acts 13:14, 42-44, 17:2, 18:4).
Adventists believe water baptism by
immersion demonstrates this life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
and the new life He has won for all. This baptism is the sign of the
commitment of the believer to the new life (Romans 6:1-11).
Adventists believe that God is concerned
with the quality of human life, and that everything - the way we live,
eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us -
is a part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our
talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him (Eph. 4:20-24;
1 Cor. 3:16-17, 6:19-20; Galatians 5:16-24; 1 John 2:15-17).
The people making up the Maple Valley
Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church are committed to reach out to the
Maple Valley community to share and teach the everlasting Gospel (Matt.
38:18-20; Rev. 14:6-7) and uphold the principles of God's Word (2 Tim.
3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21) so that our family, friends, co-workers and
neighbors might know the amazing grace available to all and given to us
by Jesus Christ and His Father through their great plan of salvation -
the sacrifice of Himself, Jesus Christ, for us (John 3:16-17)
23855 SE 216th St Maple Valley, WA 98038
(253) 722-9840Pastor Ken Parker