Church of the Word is a small church with a big heart. We’re ordinary people who are learning to love God and live out the grace we’ve been given in Christ. Although our stories may be different and our paths unique, each of us has found hope in Jesus. We were made for a relationship with God. But this relationship with God has been damaged by our choices and the desires of our hearts – so much so that nothing we do can restore it. Instead, we look to the things of this world to give us only what God can give. The good news is that God hasn’t left us in our brokenness.
The central message of the Bible is the gospel. The gospel tells us that we are more broken inside than we ever could imagine, but we’re more loved in Christ than we ever dreamt possible. We are saved from our sins by sheer, free grace through faith in the finished work of Christ, not through our efforts and works – and in spite of them! The gospel brings hope for the world and grace for the sinner. It’s not merely a set of beliefs to be learned – the gospel is the very power of God that grows, changes, and shapes everything it encounters – our hearts and identities, our relationships, our behavior in every area of public and private life, and even whole societies. Together we are learning to live in the light of this amazing grace!
Therefore, we encourage people to:
- Know the life-changing power of God’s grace found in the gospel
- Encounter this grace through confession, repentance, and forgiveness through Jesus Christ
- Receive the empowering of the Holy Spirit
- Discover and use your God-given talents
- Live daily by faith in God
Romans 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes”