Gospel means "good news," and the good news is Jesus Christ. The man Jesus Christ, who walked the earth 2,000 years ago, was unlike any other. His conception was a miracle, His life was without sin, and His grave could not keep Him from rising.
He was the Son of God who came to save His people from their sins. He offers hope and life through His death and resurrection. We must decide. Will we believe and trust in Jesus Christ? Will we accept His transforming gift of life? Will we receive or reject God's good news?
What do we mean when we say that Faith Baptist is a gospel-centered church? We mean that the gospel is not simply the entry point into the Christian life but that it is also the foundation and force that shapes all we do as followers of Jesus both in our daily lives and in our experience as the corporate body of Christ. The gospel is the gloriously great good news of what God has done in the incarnation, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to satisfy his own wrath and to secure the forgiveness of sins and perfect righteousness for all who trust in him by faith alone.
Therefore, the gospel is not what God requires. The gospel is what God provides! The gospel is not an imperative, demanding things you must do. The gospel is an indicative, declaring things that God has done. The gospel is not about human action. The gospel is about divine achievement. The gospel is not a moralistic Do! The gospel is a merciful Done!
We at Bridgeway believe that the gospel informs, controls, and energizes all we do. Our ministry values—worship, discipleship, community, and mission— are all the fruit of the grace that God has given us in Jesus.