Gospel

“Gospel” is the word commonly used to refer to the message of Jesus as “good news” for all people.  It is also used to refer to the first four books of the New Testament in the Bible, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  We call these books “The Gospels” because they tell the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.  The Gospel is alternatively referenced as the good news of Jesus and the good news of God’s Kingdom initiated by the birth of Jesus.

If we were to try and encapsulate the Gospel message in one sentence we could say:

Through the person and work of Jesus Christ, God fully accomplishes salvation for us, rescuing us from judgment for sin, bringing us into fellowship with him, and then restores the creation in which we can enjoy our new life together with him forever.

The Good News of Jesus is that God has recognized the plight of people separated from Him and has done something about it rather than letting them remain hopelessly under the consequences.

Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” (John 5:24)  The Gospel is an invitation into a life-giving, personal relationship with God.  This new life is a free gift to be received by faith. We call this free gift of God “grace.”  Origin believes “The Gospel of God’s grace” is essential for a vibrant faith and an integrated life with Jesus.

We invite you to explore further by participating in one of our Alpha Courses.

Or…

we invite you to have coffee with a member of our team and let us share A Walk Through the Gospel: Exploring a Christian Worldview with you.  This conversation takes about an hour.  And will introduce the major pieces of a Christian worldview.  If you are interested email:  bornformoreubc@gmail.com

You can enter into this relationship with Jesus now by simply calling out to Him in prayer and entrusting your life to Him.  A follower of Jesus named, Paul, expressed the process this way, “I have declared to everyone that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.” (Acts 20:21)  Repentance means to change your mind about God.  Having faith means to put your trust in Jesus–who He is and what He says.  This faith in Jesus and the subsequent change in allegiance from self to the Saviour is expressed in the confession: “Jesus is Lord.”  “This is the word we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

Origin seeks to be a church shaped by the Gospel.  We believe the Gospel is God’s power for saving and transforming people.  Therefore as followers of Jesus we must become “fluent” in the language of the Gospel and familiar with how grace works. We believe the Gospel of Jesus is an invitation into daily life with Jesus–NOW.  By seeking to integrate the Gospel into our lives we embark on a dynamic journey together as a community to love God and love people.

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