The Gospel.

The Gospel is that God Himself has come to rescue and restore creation in and through the work of Jesus Christ on our behalf.

 
 
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In 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Paul provides the most succinct summary of the Gospel:

The man Jesus is also God, or Christ, and died on a cross in our place, paying the penalty for our sins; three days later He rose to conquer sin and death and give the gift of salvation to all who believe in Him alone for eternal life.

The great reformer Martin Luther rightly said that, as sinners, we are prone to pursue a relationship with God in one of two ways. The first is religion/spirituality, and the second is the Gospel. The two are antithetical in every way.

 
Religion Gospel
I obey, therefore I'm accepted. I'm accepted, therefore I obey.
Motivation is based on fear and insecurity. Motivation is based on grateful joy.
I obey God in order to get things from God. I obey God to get to God — to delight and resemble Him.
When circumstances in my life go wrong, I am angry at God or myself, since I believe, like Job's friends that anyone who is good deserves a comfortable life. When circumstances in my life go wrong, I struggle but I know all my punishment fell on Jesus and that while He may allow this for my training, He will exercise His Fatherly love within my trial.
When I am criticized, I am furious or devastated because it is critical that I think of myself as a "good person." Threats to that self-image must be destroyed at all costs. When I am criticized, I can take it. I struggle, but it is not critical for me to think of myself as a "good person." My identity is not built on my record or my performance, but on God's love for me in Christ. I can take criticism.

 

Our nine core foundational beliefs.

As represented by our logo, we have nine core foundation beliefs.

 
 
The Scriptures
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13).
The Godhead
We believe God exists eternally in trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14). We believe that the trinity is co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
The Person and Work of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal God-man who became a man (John 1:14), lived a sinless life (1 Peter 2:21-22), died on a cross, was buried, and physically rose from the grave to redeem sinful humanity (Acts 4:10; Philippians 2:7-11; Luke 23:26-24:53). We believe that Jesus is returning to earth to judge all people and to rule and reign with His saints forever (Revelation 22:12; 2 Timothy 4:1).
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the supernatural agent in salvation, baptizing all Christians into the universal church at conversion, indwelling and sealing them until the day of Christ’s return (John 16:8-11; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18).
The Total Depravity of Man
We believe God has created all humans in his image. He has created them uniquely female and male. (Genesis 1:26-27) We believe all humans are sinful and in need of salvation. Salvation is the gift of God brought to humans by grace alone, and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. A true Christian will be kept by God’s power forever. (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; 1 Peter 1:5).
Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; 1 Peter 1:5). We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion for the flesh (Romans 13:13-14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11-15).
The Church
We believe the church is a spiritual organism made up of all believers everywhere for all time (Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 11:2). We believe the establishment of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament (Acts 14:27; 18:22; 1 Timothy 3:1-3; Titus 1:5-11). We believe in the autonomy of the local churches and recognize believers’ baptism and the Lord’s supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church (Acts 13:1-4; 15:19-31; Romans 16:14; 1 Corinthians 3:9; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23-36).
The Ministry and Spiritual Gifts
We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowing of spiritual gifts to each believer. We also believe that particular spiritual gift(s) are neither essential, nor prove the presence of the Holy Spirit, nor are an indication of deep spiritual experience (1 Corinthians 12:7, 11, 13; Ephesians 4:7-8). We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance with His own will, for the sick and afflicted (John 15:7; 1 John 5:14-15). We believe that it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer to minister according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to him (Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; 1 Peter 4:10-11).
The City of Regina
We believe that the City of Regina is the place that God has led us to begin this new work. We love our city and are "in the city, for the city." We believe that Regina is full of souls that are far from God and that God wants to use the local church in Regina to make a difference for the Kingdom of God and the glory of God. Regina is not just the place we live, but the mission field God has called us to as a church.