We are an evangelical church, which means Gospel believing. This is good news for a fallen, sin-sick world. Our message is not about what we do to make ourselves right with God, but about what He has done. God, out of love, took the initiative by sending His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, into this world to save us from our sin.
This the Lord Jesus was able to do because He was – and is – the Son of God, who became a Man. As the only perfect Human Being He lived a life totally well-pleasing to God. In this He was our substitute, but especially in dying on the cross where He took God’s punishment for our sins. The Innocent dying for the guilty, so that God in Christ is able to reconcile us to Himself.
No one deserves this, but it is good news because salvation is offered freely to us. We are not saved by working our way to heaven, but by believing in Jesus Christ alone, accepting what He has done for us. It is all of grace from beginning to end. Our message as a church is summed up in the most famous verse in the Bible:
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16