We believe that there is far more to being a church than just gathering on a Sunday. Whereas people often tend to think of church simply as a meeting, The Message is a community of people who live under the Lordship of Jesus and whose lives are shaped by his rule.
The Gospel Message: Jesus is Lord!
The greatest news ever announced in history is the good news of the gospel, that Jesus Christ is Lord! In Jesus God has come to establish his good and redeeming rule on earth. Jesus is the true King of heaven and earth and under him peace, justice and blessing will once again come to reign on earth.
However, Jesus doesn’t simply force people into submission to him. His rule is not an oppressive one. Rather it is characterised by grace. In grace Jesus died for us on the cross, taking the punishment our rebellion against him deserved so that we may come and enjoy the blessings of his rule without fear of condemnation or judgement.
Furthermore, his rule is now veiled in weakness. It is in the apparent weakness and defeat of the cross that Jesus actually defeated the devil, rescued us from slavery to sin and was established as King of the world.