Ours is a congregation, which desires to reflect the preeminence of Christ in all things through the power of the Holy Spirit unto the glory of God the Father.
So we preach Christ crucified in all of Scriptures as the only Redeemer of the world, able to forgive us of our sins, no matter how big or many; able to transform us, no matter how broken or vile; able to unite us, no matter how diverse our backgrounds; and able to give us true joy and peace, no matter what our circumstances may be.
We believe that our mission is impossible apart from the life-giving, life-transforming power of the Holy Spirit, which is made available to us through prayer.
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We know that even our utmost best is tainted by our sinfulness and wrong motives. How can they be acceptable to our holy God and bring Him pleasure? It is only because Jesus, the eternal Son of God, sacrificed His life at the altar of divine justice! He, who is the Life and the Giver of life, laid down His precious life in our place for the payment of our sin. He, who deserves our sacrifice, sacrificed Himself for us--the Shepherd for the sheep, the Master for the slaves! He was slaughtered like the bull and the goat on the Day of Atonement! He was cut off like the scapegoat! He went all the way to the cross willingly, willing to endure the excruciating pain of God's judgment for the joy that was set before Him--the joy of seeing us redeemed from sin and death, to have His joy made full in us and to make us fully alive! What is more, all throughout His life on earth, He fulfilled all the demands of God's law in our place so that His righteousness can be credited to us. By His righteousness, we are declared righteous--as if we had met all the demands of God's law! And even though the services we render to God are not acceptable in themselves, God accepts them on account of Christ's perfect goodness. And whatever feeble service we render to Him, God takes pleasure in them and will reward us far beyond what we deserve! If so, how can we not present our bodies--our whole life, that is--as a living sacrifice for our wonderful God, doing all things for His glory and in thankful acknowledgment of all HIs mercies to us in Jesus Christ?