Grace Church believes that the Bible is the standard for understanding God and human life and that Christ is the criterion for biblical interpretation
(2 Tim. 3:15-17; Heb. 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21).
God created humanity to be His image (Genesis 1:26-27), and through sin, humanity has fallen from that image (Genesis 3; Romans 3:23) and now deserves death (Romans 6:23).
In accordance to the scriptures (1 Cor. 15:3-4), the Father sent His one and only Son – the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15) – to become flesh (John 1:1;14, John 3:16), teach humanity how to live in love (1 Peter 2:21), die for our sins (1 Peter 2:22-24), and rise from the grave in victory over sin and death as an invitation to us to join Him in His life (Romans 6:5).
In other words, the Trinity has moved in grace to sinful humanity to unite us once again with the Father, through the Son, by the Holy Spirit. We are called into fellowship in the Trinity together as the body of Christ (John 17). We must confess that Jesus is our Lord and believe in the power of the resurrection for the forgiveness of our sins (Romans 10:9-10) and so be saved from our sinful selves (Romans 8:1-11) and united together as His physical representation on the earth (1 Cor. 12:12-27).
So then, Grace Church believes the purpose of this life is to learn to walk in Jesus’ new life together, so that, with God’s love manifested through our unity (John 13:35; 1 John 4:7-12), we can join Him in His mission of bringing others into His life as well (Matthew 28:18-20).
Has God gifted you in His Holy Spirit to unite with Grace Church in Christ’s mission?
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