What is the Gospel?
The world is not what it should be. Just look around, and you will see hurting people, broken relationships, injustice and violence of every kind, death. Nor are you what you should be. You may respond to the pain with fear, doubts, and even despair. Or perhaps you turn to things like money, sex, work, comfort, power, and approval for help only to realize these things end up controlling you—leaving you empty and unsatisfied.
The good news is that in Jesus, God has broken into this world of suffering, sin, and death to bring you a new life!
Dying on the cross, Jesus takes away your guilt, and rising again from the dead he reconciles you to God—making you acceptable in the Father’s sight. Giving you his Spirit, Jesus replaces your emptiness and despair with a new joy flowing from a heart enabled and empowered to enjoy God and love others. In fact, Jesus has begun to restore all things. He is freeing all of creation from its slavery to suffering and death. And he graciously calls you to turn from your sins, to depend upon him alone, and—setting aside your fears and failures—to live with hope in who he is, what he has done, and what he will do!
What We Believe
We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.
We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.
We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Trinity Presbyterian Church is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)
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