We are a faith family devoted to helping one another love Jesus, grow in Jesus, and make disciples of Jesus in Birmingham and among all nations.
Our Local Disciple-Making ministries exist to care for our members in biblical community, help them grow in their faith, and equip and mobilize them to make other disciples together.
Our goal is to be a faith family of world-impacting disciples who are partnering with our brothers and sisters here in Birmingham and around the world to produce ever-multiplying churches all around our city, this country, and to the ends of the earth.
We offer all kinds of resources we produce, use, or recommend to equip both our faith family and other churches.
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Use the following five elements of a biblical presentation of God's story to write the gospel in your own words:
(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.
(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.
(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 and resurrection. He alone satisfies the wrath of God for our sins.
(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 Truth: Our eternal destiny is dependent on our response to Jesus.
EXAMPLE: 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 have faith in him will be reconciled to God forever.
Reflecting upon your own understanding of and experience with the gospel, use the following prompts to write your personal story.
EXAMPLE: My freshman year in college could be summed up in one word ... do. I thought that if I did things “right”, I could earn favor with God and be accepted by him. Then I was introduced to Jesus, I discovered that Christianity is not about what I do; it’s about what Jesus had done. He paid the debt for my sin that I could never pay. By dying on the cross and rising again, he paid the penalty for my rebellion against God. I trusted in Christ and repented of my sins before a holy God.