WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that the bible is the true word of God – and we know that it does not change – BUT it has the power to change us. At LifePark, we’re committed to proclaiming the truth and unchanging message of God’s love to the ever-changing world around us. That starts with the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
The just and gracious God of the universe looked upon hopelessly sinful people and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, to bear His wrath against sin on the cross and to show His power over sin in the resurrection so that all who turn and trust in Him will be reconciled to God forever. The good news of Jesus Christ demands a response from all who hear it.
A biblical presentation and a biblical response to the Gospel includes five key elements. These five key biblical elements are:
THE CHARACTER OF GOD
Romans 1:18-20, 2:1-16, 3:22-24, Isaiah 43:6-7
Biblical truth: God is the just and gracious Creator of all things.
Biblical response: Realize that we belong to Him, are accountable to Him, and are created to glorify Him.
THE SINFULNESS OF MAN
Romans 1:21-25, 3:9-20, 3:23, 6:23
Biblical truth: We are each created by God, but we are all corrupted by sin.
Biblical response: Admit areas of rebellion, be honest with God about sin, and turn from it.
THE SUFFICIENCY OF CHRIST
Romans 3:21-26, 4:25, 5:6-10, 5:18, 8:1-4
Biblical truth: Jesus Christ alone is able to remove our sin and reconcile us to God through His death. He alone satisfies the wrath of God for our sins.
Biblical response: Recognize that we are helpless to be reconciled with God apart from Jesus Christ.
THE NECESSITY OF FAITH
Romans 1:17, 3:20-31, 4:22-25, 6:11-14, 8:10-11, 10:9-13
Biblical truth: We are reconciled to God only through faith in Jesus. There is nothing we can do to become right with God.
Biblical response: Faith that leads to salvation involves turning from sin and self-sufficiency. We turn to Jesus and trust in Him as Lord, confess Him as Lord and Savior.
THE URGENCY OF ETERNITY
John 3:14-16, 36, John 10:27-30, 17:3, 1 Timothy 1:16-17, Hebrews 9:12, 1 John 5:11-13
Biblical truth: Our eternal destiny is dependent on our response to Jesus.
Biblical response: Cry out to God to save you of your sins, put your faith in Jesus Christ and confess Him as Savior and Lord.
We want to help people grow in their personal relationship with Christ through personal spiritual disciplines and worship services.
GROWING IN RELATIONSHIPS
We help each other grow through authentic relationships in community. We get people into smaller groups to build meaningful relationships, care for each other and serve together (inside and outside the church).
SHARING THE GOSPEL
We live on mission always seeking to share the gospel. We share with those in our sphere of influence, with our community through local outreach and through planting churches locally, in the U.S. and around the world.