BELIEVE THE GOOD NEWS

 

Jesus came to free you from sin’s bondage, and to restore you to a lifechanging relationship with God.

Sin's bondage describes that part of all of us that we wish we could change. This is what keeps us from doing the good we want and doing those things we hate.

 

We all face this same sin-struggle yet the reality of sin in our lives is really hard for us to face.

However, we encourage you to face your sin and shame head on; basically call it out and trust Jesus Christ with it.

We do this because we trust the Good News that God absolutely loves each of us and that He sent His Son into the world to save us from our sin.

 

Jesus Christ has done everything necessary to rescue you from the power of sin and death, to redeem your life, and to restore you to the God who loves you.

This is what the cross is all about.

This is why Jesus' resurrection was necessary.

He died to release us from the guilt and bondage and death of sin.

 

Jesus Christ offers what He calls eternal lifeincluding complete forgiveness, absolute reconciliation with God, and everlasting lifeto whosoever trusts Him. 

Jesus gives everyone that believes assurance of God's lovingkindness today and a glorious future with Him forevermore.

This is God's free gift from Jesus to you. Trust Him for it. Say yes, today.

 

As the apostle Paul said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved.”

 

 

NEXT STEPS

If you have been watching online only, that's wonderful, welcome to Grace United

If at some point you want to try something more, we suggests a few next steps.


1. Email us with questions you have about Jesus Christ or living freer in God's grace.

2. Join our live 10:00 AM Worship Gathering after we return; we have a lot of fun in person.

3. Visit a small group or Life Group that meets nearby; you'll be glad that you did.


If you are unsure of God's total forgiveness and complete acceptance, say yes to Jesus.

1. Trust Jesus Christ to reconcile you to the Father and you will personally receive God's gift of life.

2. Then, consider getting baptized which is a great first step for every believer; we'd love to this for you.


If you already attend Sunday Gatherings, we suggest these next steps:

1. Invite a friend to join you at a Sunday Worship Gathering.

2. Attend a Pursue Growth class or a Bless Others class that interests you.

3. Take a risk and share the good news about Jesus with someone.

4. Generously support our church's mission and ministries.

5. Contribute your gifts and skills to serve on a ministry team or look for needs you can meet.


OUR BELIEFS


God

We believe one God, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. .


God the Father

We believe God the Father is full of love and rich in mercy. He is the eternal Father having authority over the Son and the Holy Spirit.

All glory and power and dominion are ultimately to the Father.


Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son, sent by the Father. The eternal Son became man and lived among mankind.

Through human sin and rebellion, Jesus was crucified as a voluntary sacrifice for the sins of the world.

Three days later, Jesus rose from the dead, showed Himself alive, then ascended to the Father in glory, and is now seated at His right hand.


The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is personal and relational. The Holy Spirit reveals Jesus Christ and grants the faith to believe and also to live for Jesus. He makes God's presence personal in each believer and He empowers the church to share the good news and to be witnesses to the love of God in Christ.


Salvation

We believe that eternal life, the forgiveness of sins, a righteous standing with God, and a secure relationship forefcer is freely given by God to whosoever trusts Jesus.

We commonly say, "Eternal salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone."

The believer is eternally secure in one's relationship with Jesus and guaranteed the free gift of everlasting life.


Christian Life

God's first concern is for our trust in His Son, rather than good behavior. We believe the Christian life is a life of faith and love, and then obedience.

So it is important to learn to know and trust God and to experience His love that we may love Him and extend His love to others.

The Christian life is a marathon of trials and growth, hurts and healing, grief and celebration.

Mature Christian character is not automatic or linear; it is nurtured over time in community and it is best expressed in love.


Bible

We believe the Bible is God's Word, and the very words of life; it was written by men who were moved by the Holy Spirit.

The Bible is faithful and true in all it declares and it is the highest source of wisdom and authority for our church.


Church

We believe the church is the body of Christ and the family of God comprised of born again believers who trust Jesus Christ for everlasting life.

The church exists to worship the Lord, to share the good news with those who are far from God, and to make disciples of Jesus Christ.


Future

We believe Jesus is coming again to set up His kingdom of righteousness and peace over the whole world.

He will judge His enemies, reward His saints, and establish the New Jerusalem, New Heaven, and the New Earth forevermore. Amen.