Note: This is a series of posts highlighting Mission Hope Beckley’s core values.
The Gospel is the true story of Christ coming to rescue his beloved from sin and separation from God by his atoning work on the cross and his resurrection from the dead. This is our story and our identity. Everything we are and do is anchored in the hope we have because of this story.
The Good News of the Kingdom is our Cherished Story.
“The Gospel is not just a series of facts to which we yield our assent, but a dramatic narrative that re-plots our identity.” Michael Horton
“Christianity met the mythological search for romance by being a story and the philosophical search for truth by being a true story.” G. K. Chesterton
“The Gospel is good news of mercy to the undeserving. The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not the scales.” John R. W. Stott
“I can only answer the question ‘What am I to do?’ if I can answer the prior question ‘Of what story or stories do I find myself a part?’” Alasdair MacIntyre
“The essence of other religions is advice. Christianity is essentially news.” Tim Keller
“The single best way of conceiving of faith and the life of faith is as a story in which you are a character.” Dan Taylor