The Gospel is the good news of Jesus' rescue of sinners who deserve God's wrath. How did Jesus accomplish this? Through his perfect life, sacrificial death, and victorious resurrection. When the gospel is received by faith, sins are forgiven, people and nations are transformed from the inside out. This good news not only saves us from our sin, but also makes us holy, and informs everything we do. We know this gospel of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit through the Word of God. A Church that is grounded in the gospel is continually dependent upon Christ, through His Word, for everything. (Isaiah 53:3-12, Mark 1:14-15, Luke 9:23-24, Romans 1:14-17, 8:1-39, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 2 Corinthians 5:13-21, Ephesians 2:13-18, Colossians 3:1-24, 1 Peter 3:18, Revelation 21:5)
Through the Gospel, God lovingly adopts children from all nations, backgrounds, and social statuses into His family. This community of Jesus-followers will seek to love others both inside the church and outside. Being in community is far more than a weekly gathering. Like the early church in the Book of Acts, we will pursue lovingly living our lives together. This life together will be experienced in many ways, including a weekly worship gathering and community groups. (Genesis 12:1-3, John 1:12-13, 13:34, 17:17, Acts 2:42-47, 6:4, Romans 12:10-16, Galatians 6:1-2, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Titus 2:11-15, Hebrews 10:24-25, 1 Peter 2:9, 2 Peter 1:3)
Those who are captivated by Jesus in the gospel are compelled to obediently make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:18-20). Every follower of Jesus is graced with the privilege to take the gospel to family, neighbors, co-workers, and the nations. As a Church in Greater Boston, we will seek to know our city so that we may properly contextualize the gospel. We will also seek to train up church planters and missionaries to take the gospel to surrounding areas and to the nations. (Genesis 1:27-28; 3:15; 12:1-3; Matthew 20:25-28; 28:18-20; Luke 19:10; John 1:14; 13:1-17; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-17; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:3-9; Revelation 5).
Worship is the ascribing of worth to God in all of life. The natural response of those who have been redeemed by Jesus is to live a life committed to the worship and exaltation of Him. Worship is also the primary reason the church exists. The end result of the gospel transforming people into a community on mission is that Jesus Christ received the glory, honor, and praise he deserves. (Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 12:1-2, Revelation 4:8-11, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Psalm 96, Isaiah 43:6-7)