Grace Life Church Proclaiming Jesus Christ and the Gospel of God's Grace
Jesus Christ... We proclaim Him! He is our God. He is our Lord and Savior. He is "the author and perfecter of our faith" (Heb. 12:2). He is our life (Gal. 2:20; Col. 1:27,3:4). We proclaim that reconciliation with God, the total forgiveness of sins, unconditional acceptance, perfect righteousness, peace with God, eternal life, the abundant life here and now, and our hope of glory are all found in Jesus Christ alone! He has done it all for us! It is in Him and though Him that people can experience the amazing riches of God's grace!
Furthermore, God has also given us a special book that is all about Him - the Bible. We use the Word of God to proclaim the Person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ, with a clear emphasis on the revelation found in the New Testament and, in particular, the the epistles of the Apostle Paul. There is a wealth of important information about Jesus Christ in Paul's writings that cannot be found anywhere in the Old Testament or in the gospels. Understanding this revelation about Christ in Paul's epistles is absolutely vital in order to live a victorious Christian life. Tragically, much of the Christian church today has wrongly interpreted or completely ignored important parts of Paul's teaching and, as a result, fallen prey to all kinds of false teaching and error. We proclaim what Christ is doing today in the church age, which is also known as the "age of grace." To Jesus Christ be all the glory!
The Bible... The Bible is the Word of God and we appreciate its power and authority. The Word of God is the strong foundation upon which all of our ministries rest. We're passionate about bringing grace to life in people's lives through proper study and understanding of the Bible. This is fundamental to living a victorious Christian life. What is truly amazing about God's Word is that it actually "works" inside believers (1 Thes. 2:13)! The Holy Spirit uses that sound doctrine to transform the lives of God's children, all for His glory! The Word of God changes lives - God's way! The only way to grow spiritually and experience a growing relationship with God is through a correct understanding of God's Word to you. We want to help you enjoy the Bible in an atmosphere of love and encouragement, free from legalism, ritualism, traditionalism, and hyper-emotionalism. The Grace Life... We want you to enjoy life in Christ Jesus! This is life at it's very best! This is the abundant life our Lord Jesus Christ came to give us (John 10:10) and only He can provide. This is the eternal life that God gives us as a free gift. This new life is not enjoyed by following the various rules, laws, and systems that religion promotes. We want to help you make a clean break from religion and it's empty promises! The grace life is an exciting life that is empowered and expressed by the grace and love of God to us in Jesus Christ.
Grace sets us free from the bondage and frustration of trying to live the Christian life in our own power based on self-effort. That way never works. Unfortunately, many Christians today have fallen into this trap and fail to experience the abundant life that God has already provided for them in His Son. A Christian who tries to live a life of self-effort and works in order to gain acceptance and/or blessings from God has fallen away from grace and into legalism (Gal. 5:4). Legalism has plagued the church since it began 2000 years ago. The Apostle Paul vigorously fought against it in the early years of the church (Gal. 3:1-5). Our ministry focuses on educating and encouraging believers so that they can grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Our church wants to help people experience and enjoy the grace life! This life is found only in Christ.
"He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all - how will he not also,
along with him, graciously give us all things?"