Redeeming Grace Church is a gospel-centered church. This doesn’t just mean that the church affirms a written doctrinal statement that’s consistent with the gospel. It also means that the gospel message of who Jesus is and what he’s done to save us is the functional center of church life.
The gospel should never be regarded as “yesterday’s news.” Instead, we should regularly be led to a state of awe and amazement as we remember the grace of God in saving us even when we were in a most wretched condition. How could we ever take for granted such a beautiful story of redemption and rescue?
Gospel centrality means that we view every aspect of life in light of the gospel:
We worship God in light of the gospel, recognizing that it’s the clearest window we have to who God is. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, the awe-inspiring love, justice, and power of God are revealed with unparalleled clarity.
We obey God in light of the gospel, avoiding the legalistic trap of earning God's acceptance or love through our own efforts. Instead, we seek to follow God's commands simply because we love him and want to show him how thankful we are for our salvation. All of our obedience is simply a grace-empowered expression of our love and gratitude toward God.
We approach every text of Scripture in light of the gospel, understanding that Jesus is at the very center of the Bible's story. Every text leads to him and is organically connected to him in some way. We have not truly understood any passage of Scripture until we've seen how it relates to Jesus.
We view our identity in light of the gospel, joyfully remembering that God has cleansed us from our sins, made us new from the inside out, and adopted us as his sons and daughters.
We relate to others in light of the gospel, showing them the same love, generosity, patience, and forgiveness that God has so richly shown us through Jesus.
We approach our mission in light of the gospel, remembering that the most fundamental need people have is not for food or clothing (although we should seek to help in these areas) but for a saving relationship with Jesus that will make a difference for eternity.
Basically, a gospel-centered church is a church that can’t stop talking about this gospel message and recognizes its relevance for every aspect of their lives.
Come Celebrate the Gospel with Us
Every Sunday, we get together to celebrate this wonderful message of Jesus, and we always love to have guests join us.
Here are some things you can expect when you attend:
We meet every Sunday at 10:30am at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School (1528 Hamilton Road in Bethel Park, PA – click here for directions).
Plan your visit today!
The best way to prepare for attending is by filling out this short form to plan your visit. While this is not a required step, here’s why it’s a good idea:
1. It allows you to pre-register children without feeling stressed or pressed for time.
2. We'll assign you a personal host for Sunday. This host will be available to help you drop off children in the children’s ministry, show you around the church, and answer any questions you may have.
3. We’ll have a gift bag prepared just for you.