The Gospel of Jesus Christ

As important as gathering on a weekend is, we believe church is far more than that. Church is God’s people centred around the person of the Gospel–Jesus Christ, and we participate in His life through what we call The Practices.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Good News that God saves sinners, not based on anything they have done or could ever do, but solely based on the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross, where He suffered and died in our place for our sins.

Jesus’ sinless life, sacrificial death, and bodily resurrection won the victory over Satan, sin and death, and purchased our forgiveness from sin and justification before God. Because of Jesus’ death, we can have eternal life; because of His resurrection, we have fullness of life and power in this life and a hope for life into eternity.

We believe salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. This truth has implications for all of life and must be central to our proclamation, our lives and everything we do at Beulah.

The Gospel is not only the means by which people are saved, but also the truth and power by which people are sanctified; it is the truth of the Gospel that enables us to genuinely and joyfully do what is pleasing to God and to grow in progressive transformation into the image of Jesus, and the hope for eternal life.

For the love of Christ compels us, since we have reached this conclusion, that one died for all, and therefore all died.  And he died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the one who died for them and was raised.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15

Furthermore, as Jesus’ finished work on the cross changes us, we are no longer condemned to live for ourselves. We are now free to live for the one who loved us and gave Himself up for us, who is Jesus. No longer do we have to be controlled by our feelings and circumstances; now the love of Christ moves us. At Beulah, we are committed to doing everything we can to live in the light of this new and better reality.

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