Why Grace Point? The message is simple. Jesus is our Savior, not our taskmaster.
Jesus plunges fearlessly into the cold perilous waves that life has thrown at us and he saves us. He doesn't stop and ask us if we deserve to be saved or ask us to fill out a form or read the fine print. HE SAVES US!!! Then, once he has rescued us from our sin and the mess we have made of our lives, he sets us confidently on the vast shores of his amazing grace.
Religion tells you that you have to perform to stay on the shore. Jesus says HE performed one eternal act on the cross that gives him the right to remain your Savior all the days of your life. Religion says, Jesus saved you once but after that you have to earn everything from God. Jesus says, I earned it all for you and I have given it to you as a gift. Now come walk with me on the shores of my amazing grace. Come let me introduce you to my Father, he loves you and delights in you. Come enjoy this beautiful kingdom that has been given to me. Come take your place as a son/or daughter of the living God. And if the waves of this life try to capture you and drag you down... I am, and ALWAYS will be your SAVIOR!! Nothing can separate you from my fierce love... not even religion... not even Christians!
Our joy and pleasure is to express the amazing grace and goodness of God toward us in Jesus. It is not a place of condemnation. Not a place of religious control. Not a place where we try and compete and outperform each other. Jesus took all the guilt, all the condemnation and set us free to enjoy his Father. The gospel is good news!!! (without fine print)
We believe there is only one true God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Holy Scripture as the inspired and inerrant Word of God and therefore authoritative for all we believe and how we live.
We believe Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, worked miracles, died on the cross to provide for our redemption, bodily arose from the dead and ascended into heaven, is presently interceding for us, and will one day visibly return to earth in power and glory.
We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He performs the miracle of the new birth in an unbeliever and indwells and spiritually gifts believers, empowering them for ministry and witness and enabling them to live godly lives.
We believe mankind was created in the image of God, but because of sin, was alienated from God. We believe that salvation is by God’s grace through faith in Christ alone, which was made possible by His death and resurrection.
We believe the church is God’s primary instrument through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purposes in the earth and that every born again believer is a part of this body.