It's All About Jesus
What do we mean when we say that Grace Church Bellingham is about the gospel? We mean that the gospel is not simply the entry point into the Christian life but that it is also the foundation and force that shapes all we do as followers of Jesus both in our daily lives and in our experience as the corporate body of Christ.
The gospel is the gloriously great Good News of what God has graciously and mercifully done in the incarnation, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, securing redemption and deliverance, the forgiveness of sins and perfect righteousness for all who trust in Jesus Christ by faith alone.
Therefore, the gospel is not what God requires, but what he provides. The gospel is not about human action but about divine achievement. The gospel is not an imperative but an indicative. The gospel is not a moralistic “Do!” but a merciful “Done!”
We respond to the gospel; but our affections are a response, not a part, of the good news.
We at Grace believe that the gospel informs, motivates, and energizes all we do.