IT ALL STARTS WITH JESUS.
At First Assembly, we believe that Jesus is God. Because of this, everything we do is all about Him.
First Assembly believes in the Gospel — a word for the “good news” that we can have a relationship with a holy and perfect God — not because of anything we do (which could never be good enough), but because of His Son, Jesus, who died to give us life.
Jesus paid the penalty for sin and died in our place to make us right with God. We are friends with God all because of what Jesus has done and nothing that we have done.
The gospel is not religion.
- Religion says “I obey, therefore I’m accepted.” The gospel says “I’m accepted, therefore I obey.”
- Religion is about what you do; the gospel is about what Jesus has done.
- Religion leads to pride for keeping the rules or despair for failing to keep them, but the gospel leads to peace because Christ has kept all the rules for us.
That means that we can live in freedom, knowing that nothing we do or don’t do can separate us from His love. We obey God not out of fear and duty, but out of love and gratefulness for His love for us — if we trust in Him, we will never be put to shame.
IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JESUS, THERE ARE TWO GREAT PLACES TO START:
Start with the books that tell the story of Jesus’ life in the Bible — Matthew, Mark, Luke or John — or Paul’s letter to the Romans, an explanation of what Jesus’ life, death and resurrection offer to us.
The true Church will always point to Jesus as the answer for all things. First Assembly preaches Jesus in our services and strives to live out of the gospel of Jesus at all times. We invite you to join us or just to contact us — there’s nothing more we’d like to do at First Assembly than to talk to you about Him.