what is the gospel?


The Gospel is all about jesus! it's the good news that God himself has come to rescue and renew creation in and through the work of jesus christ on our behalf. Even though we could never reach him on our own, god reached out to us in his incredible love and grace. 

Jesus lived for you

Jesus entered human history for the purpose of redemption.  He is God in the flesh as John 1 explains.  He lived a perfect life, entirely without sin, He is the only human to ever do this.  

Jesus died for you

Jesus was beaten and died on a cross.  His death was the ultimate payment for sin.  Jesus freely offered his blood, his life, in order to fully satisfy the penalty of human sin.  His sacrifice was perfect, there is nothing that can ever be added to it, His death was entirely sufficient for each person who would believe.  God offers each of us complete forgiveness for our sins because of this incredible act of grace.  

Jesus rose for you

On the third day after His death, Jesus rose from the grave.  His resurrection was proof of two specific things: He is exactly who He says He is, God in the flesh; we can trust that His sacrifice was entirely sufficient for us and that as a result, we can experience a resurrected life both spiritually and physically because of Him.  Jesus gives us a new nature, He gives us a new identity, He gives us a new life.  

Jesus cares for you

Following Jesus is not about being part of a religion.  Following Jesus is about living in a reconciled relationship with our Creator, as we were intended to experience from the very beginning.  Relationship with Jesus is all about what He has done, not what mankind should do.  We could never do enough to earn this kind of relationship with God, we can experience this unity with God only because of His magnificent grace.

we believe

there is only one God, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three distinct persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  God is all-powerful, all-knowing, self-sufficient, unchanging and sovereign over all things.  

(Genesis 1:31, 2,18:14; Lev. 19:2; Deuteronomy 32:4; Job 12:23, 34:14-15, 36:26, 37:16; Psalm 8, 11, 18:30, 22:28, 33:11, 33:6, 50:10-12, 71:22, 90:2, 90:4, 99:9, 102:25-27,103:19, 104, 115:3,119:1, 135:6, 139; Proverbs 16:33; Isaiah 6:4, 40:25, 28-29, 43:6-7, 46:9-11; Daniel 4:35; Zephaniah 3:17-18; Malachi 3:6, Matthew 3:16-17, 5:48, 6:26, 10:29-30, 28:19; John 1:1-3, 3:35, 14:6, 24, 17:24; Acts 4:24,17:24-25; Romans 5:8, 8:28, 11:33-36; Ephesians 1:11-12, 2:10, 3:20-21; Hebrews 1:3, 4:13, 11:3, 13:8; James 1:17;1 Peter 1:1-2; 1 John 4:8-10; Revelation 1:8, 4:8, 11, 15:4)


we believe

in Jesus Christ, the eternal, sinless Son of God, who exists simultaneously as fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a perfect, sinless life and died on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of humanity, arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven, where He is now our advocate and intercessor. He will come again to judge all humanity, reconcile all things to Himself, renew all creation, and establish His everlasting kingdom. Forgiveness and a right relationship with God comes by His grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. He is the head of His body, the Church, to be worshipped, adored, loved and obeyed by all.  

(Luke 24:39; John 1:1-3, 14 17:3, 8; I Corinthians 15:20-26; Galatians 4:4-5; Ephesians 4:14-15; Philippians 2:5-9; Colossians 1:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Hebrews 2:14-15; 1 Peter 3:17; 1 John 4:9-10)


we believe

that the Bible is the only inspired, infallible, authoritative, inerrant and eternal written Word of God. God has preserved His Word and it is to be carefully studied, applied, obeyed, and shared by individuals and the Church.  

(Deuteronomy 18:18-22; Psalm 119:72, 97, 103; Isaiah 40:8; 55:10-11; 66:1-2; Matthew 4:3-4; 5:18; Luke 24:44-45; Acts 20:32; 1 Corinthians 15:57-58; 1 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Timothy 1:13-14; 2:15; 3:16-17; 4:2; Titus 1:1-3; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; James 1:22-25; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 John 1:1-4)


Jesus Christ is the Gospel. The Good News of God’s sovereign, saving grace is revealed in His incarnation, sinless life, substitutionary death, victorious bodily resurrection and coming reign over His kingdom. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. Salvation is found in Jesus Christ alone. Christ’s death completely satisfies the demands of God’s holy justice and wrath toward sin, while demonstrating His unending love and amazing grace toward sinners. The Gospel is central to our existence, purpose and future as His body, the Church.

 (Matthew 18:11Mark 1:1Luke 24:47John 1:1414:6Acts 4:10-12Romans 1:1-43:21-275:68,10,10:13-151 Corinthians 15:3-52 Corinthians 4:45:21Ephesians 2:1-10Colossians 1:1315+, 1 Timothy 2:52 Timothy 3:14-15Hebrews 1:1-42:310:26-28;1 Peter 1:10-121 John 4:10)

we believe


we believe

 

salvation by the regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit is an act of God, whereby God, in His unfathomable grace, declares righteous undeserving sinners, justifying those who trust in the saving power of Jesus Christ alone. Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone, for the glory of God alone. God calls all humankind to repent and trust in His Son, the Savior King.  Biblical repentance is characterized by turning from sin and dead works to a genuine trust in the person and saving work of Jesus Christ. 

(Romans 3:21-26, 5:1, 10:1-3, 9, 11:33-36; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Timothy 1:9; Hebrews 2:3, 5:11-6:1; Romans 3:21-26, 10:1-13; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 3:8-9; Titus 3:3-7)