You would be hard-pressed to find a Christian church that does not say they preach the Gospel. Which raises the questions, “What IS the Gospel?” . . . and “HOW is that Gospel proclaimed and lived out by the people in the church community?”
At the heart of Faith Lutheran's teaching, preaching and serving is the Gospel, that is, the unexpected, unbelievably good news that Jesus’ sacrificial death frees you from sin and offers you a joy-filled life now and in the world to come. The Gospel has no “yes, but” or “except” or “if you” . . . it is simply a resounding “Yes, I love you and I died for you.” “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.” (John 3:16, The Message)
The Gospel is not:
• A rule to follow
• A task to accomplish
• A goal to work toward
The Gospel is:
• A free gift
• A freeing power for daily living
• A goal accomplished by Jesus’ life, death and resurrection
The Gospel is for you . . . and for all people.
In the Faith Lutheran community, the Gospel is proclaimed in worship (music, preaching, Baptism, Holy Communion, testimonies, and other unexpected ways), in small groups, in teaching, in growing with other Christians, and in serving (missional living). When watched, we seek to be seen living Gospel love and sharing Gospel joy.
Contact Pastor Ben about becoming a member at Faith. We'd love to have you be part of God's family!