WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
The word Gospel means “good news,” so when we talk about the gospel, we’re simply telling the good news about Jesus! It’s a message from God saying, “Good news! I’m sending my son, Jesus, to save you from the penalty, power, and presence of sin!”
The Gospel is the power of God for salvation through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ, saving us for the purpose of glorifying God and participating in his mission.
We believe we have been saved from the penalty of sin...
We believe Jesus rose again on the third day and appeared to many people (1 Cor. 15:4-8).
We believe the Holy Spirit has made us alive in Christ and we are now no longer condemned, but children who are loved by God as Father, submitted to Jesus as Lord and sent and empowered by the Spirit for his mission of making disciples (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Rom. 8:1, 14-17; Eph. 1:1-2:10)
We believe we are being saved from the power of sin...
We believe we have all we need to make this a reality - his Spirit, his word & his church, and we intend to steward all of this for his glory (Eph. 1:2-22; Col. 1:27-29; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:3-11).
We believe we will be saved from the presence of sin...
We believe he will judge the living and the dead and all those who put their trust in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection on their behalf will enjoy being in God’s presence forever in the new heaven and new earth (Acts 10:42-43; 2 Tim. 4:1; 1 Pet. 4:5; Rev. 20:11-21:8).
We believe all those who trust in something or someone other than Jesus for their life and justification before God will be separated from God forever (Matt 7:21-23, 25:41-46; Jn. 3:16-18, 14:6; Acts 4:12) .
We believe it is our job as the Church to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of souls and to display through our lives the foretaste of the future so that people will hunger for it and put their faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 1:8; Rom. 10:14-16; 1 Pet. 2:9-12, 3:15).