Why Church Matters

_DSC0169Why does the church matter?

And why should it matter to you?

Perhaps you have been disillusioned in the past by hypocrisy in church leadership, cliquish favoritism in a congregation, or teaching from the pulpit that was less than biblical. Perhaps you’ve concluded that churches are just not relevant.

But if Jesus Christ matters, then so does His church.

There really is no better, no bigger explanation than this. The Bible tells us that the Church is a called-out group of individuals who have each been forgiven of sin and have been restored to a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Individually, this occurs when a person repents of his sins and puts his faith in the sinless life, substitutionary death, and actual resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. A Christian is one who has been declared righteous by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. A Christian has become a new creation in Him. Jesus Christ has taken God’s wrath against sin upon Himself.

That’s a big deal. In fact, making a big deal about what Jesus has done is why we exist as a local expression of the Church. The Church is described in the Bible as a body, a bride, a family, a fellowship, a temple, a people, a mother and her children.

Grace Gospel is a local church, a small part of God’s bigger picture, the Church. It is this universal Church of all believers from the beginning of creation, of which we are a small part, that matters to Jesus Christ. He is the Head of the Church. He purchased her with His own blood. We must value what He values, what He gave His life for.

You won’t find flashiness at Grace Gospel Church, or a need to be seen as hip and cool. We’re just a group of ordinary people who seek to learn, grow, and love an extraordinary God.