The Gospel-Centered Church

Seven Shared Values:

1. Gospel-Centered
2. Complementarian
3. Continuationist
4. Elder-governed
5. Missions
6. Interdependence
7. Reformed

“Every passage of Scripture predicts, prepares for, reflects or results from the person and/or work of Christ.”—Bryan Chapell

1. The gospel is a message of good news.

Euangelion—”good news”

2. The gospel must be guarded.

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The Road of Gospel-Centered Living

“The poor sinner trying to be saved by law is like a blind horse going round and round a mill, and never getting a step further, but only being whipped continually. The faster he goes, the more work he does, the more he is tired.” —Charles Spurgeon

“What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?”—Romans 6:1

3. The gospel transforms our relationships.

“Maybe you didn’t know this, but the Bible gives you a special privilege in dealing with sin committed against you. It’s called forbearance. It means you can bring love into play in such a way that can cut someone free from their sin against you – without them even knowing or acknowledging what you’ve done… It involves a clear-eyed realization that we may have been sinned against, and then a bold-hearted, Gospel-inspired decision to cover that sin with love.”—Dave Harvey, When Sinners Say I Do (88-89)

4. The gospel means we discipline.