The Gospel

For you, little child,

Jesus Christ has come, He has fought, He has suffered.

For you He entered into the shadow of Gethsemane and the terror of Calvary.

For you He uttered the cry, “It is finished!”

For you He rose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven.

And there He intercedes –

For you, even though you do not know it, little child.

But in this way the Word of the Gospel is made true:

“We love Him, because He first loved us.”

 

Jesus, the Holy Second Person of the Trinity, the Messiah, died for our sins and by this, covers our iniquities so that we may commune with God as we were made to do.

 

We are totally depraved, we receive unconditional love,  limited atonement, and efficacious grace, and we are assured that those who trust in the Name shall persevere.

 

By His willing Sacrifice, He has been given all authority in Heaven and Earth. Jesus is Lord, and none other.

 

All men are sinners and deserve nothing more than Hell and eternal separation from God. We must have no complaints as every breathe is a direct blessing from God as He loves you even though you sin against Him daily. Through Adam, all have sinned and died, but through Christ, all are cleansed and raised.

 

The One God exists in Three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who is called the Helper and Comforter. This is a Divine and Glorious Mystery, incomprehensible to the mind of man.

 

The message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the Power of God. (1 Cor 1:18)

 

Death has been destroyed and the Gates of Hell razed to the ground by Christ. It is no longer to be feared by those who trust in the Name and walk in the Way, for we are bound by a Love stronger than Death. For through Death, Christ defeated Death. While Death is an unnatural parting of the soul and body, we affirm the Resurrection at the Last Day when the effects of Death shall be reversed, and body and soul joined together once more.

Death holds no power over us. Therefore, when we sorrow over the parting of loved ones, we do not mourn as the world who has no hope, but with a sadness that they are away from us for yet a little while, and a joy that they have gone on to glory.

 

Because of the fact of Resurrection, we affirm that the material world is not unclean, as the  gnostics  say, but was always intended to be our home for all eternity, and we shall return at the Last Day with Christ and all the saints who have come before, to love and serve Him without end.

 

God is all-sovereign, all-knowing, all-powerful, omnipresent, and without Him nothing can be. He has revealed this to us through His Holy, infallible, inspired Scriptures.

 

He works even the devices of evil men to our good and His Glory. We are often too small to see the big picture.

 

We enter into the community of the Holy Trinity through the power of the Spirit in baptism to cover us with Christ’s perfect blood.

We continue this communion through the weekly partaking of Christ’s Body in the Bread and Wine, by the power of the Holy Spirit to bind us to the Trinity through these physical means. Although the Elements are simply bread and simply wine, by the Holy Spirit we partake of the Body and Blood through them. This is a Divine and Glorious Mystery.

 

Once a week, we are called together to serve and to be served by God in His House, to receive His forgiveness, reaching, the Sacraments, and to be commissioned to bring the world to fall at His feet, as it must be.

 

The Kingdom is the reign of God on earth. It has come and we are building it through our missions and walk in the Word.

 

The Christian life is lived when we do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. (Micah 6:8)

 

Through prayer, we bring our sins, desires, and turmoils before God and ask for His forgiveness, blessing, and help, asking in the Name which is above every name, Jesus Christ our Lord, our Brother, and our closest Friend.

We believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And we believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.