Beginning 05/10/2020, we will be holding socially-distanced worship services at 10am and 6pm.  Per order of the Governor of Alabama, all attending families must sit at least 6' from each other.  Furthermore, our building capacity will be limited to 200 persons, which is less than 50% of our normal capacity of 570.  As soon as the COVID-19 danger has passed, our plan is to resume normal worship services as quickly as possible.  Please watch this banner, as well as our FaceBook page, for more information as it develops.  To reach us directly, please email or phone us and one of the elders or deacons will get back with you as quickly as possible (contact information is below).

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The Gospel of Jesus Christ

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What is The Gospel?

The gospel is about fixing what is wrong, with everything. We all know that life doesn’t live up to its promise. Perfection in all things, for all eternity: in our deepest part we all know that this is how life should be.

This is what the gospel is about. It tells us what’s wrong with life and what God has done to fix it through His Son Jesus the Christ. Found in the Bible, the gospel is expressed via three key subjects:

Our rebellion

  • We were created by God to live in a perpetual relationship with Him, filled with joy and glory (Genesis 1:26-28).
  • We rebelled, losing this relationship and our perfect purpose for life (Romans 3:10-18).
  • Called sin, this rebellion includes both who we are and what we do (Mark 7:20-23).

Jesus' redemption

  • God judges our rebellion with punishment matching His eternal majesty: eternal suffering in Hell (Revelation 20:12-15).
  • God sent His own Son, the God-Man Jesus, whose death pays for rebellion and whose life provides a renewed relationship with God (Galatians 1:3-4).
  • Called redemption, Jesus restores what we lost (Galatians 4:4-5).

Our resurrection

  • The Spirit gives us new life so that we repent (turn) from our rebellion and put faith in Jesus alone (John 1:12-13; 3:8).
  • Accepting our response, God: declares us forgiven and obedient, makes us His children, and begins making us more like Jesus, a process He will complete on the day Jesus returns for those who trust in Him (Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 1:6).
  • Called resurrection, in believing in Jesus we die in Him and are born again to an eternal life (Galatians 2:20).

This is the gospel through which the Spirit saves us (Titus 3:5-6). It is through this same gospel that the Spirit grows our relationship with God (Colossians 1:5-6; 2:6-7). Through the gospel God restores our original purpose: His glory fulfilled in us (John 15:8) and our joy perfected in Him (John 15:11).

More than anything else, we urge you: learn to believe in and live by this gospel!

If you would like some more information on the gospel and how it works, here are some great explanations from trusted sources:

You - What are you made of?

3-2-1, The Story of God, the World, and You

We’ve All Belittled God

The Search for Meaning

Two-ways-to-live: the-choice-we-all-face

The Gospel Diagnostic Test