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
We are a Bible church. We accept the authority of Scripture as God’s Word. Too many view the Bible as a prison to bind, or a desert to wither and die in. We see the Word of God as a key and an oasis. This doesn’t mean submission to God’s commands in Scripture is easy, only that even the hard parts, the parts that confront our self-destructive sin, are for us a gift to be received.
The Bible is our Life-giving and Light-bringing Authority.
“Run and work, the law demands. But gives me neither feet nor hands. A better song the Gospel sings, It bids me fly, and gives me wings.” John Bunyan
“Mourning Christian, why are you weeping? Are you mourning over your own sins and failings? Look to your perfect Lord, and remember, you are complete in Him. You are in God’s sight as perfect as if you had never sinned; more than that, the Lord our Righteousness has clothed you with a royal robe of righteousness, which is wholly undeserved–you have the righteousness of God.” C. H. Spurgeon
“Justification means that the only Person in the universe, whose opinion counts, absolutely delights in you.” Tim Keller
Mission Hope is a new work of Hope Church in Charleston,Resurrection Church and Christ Church. These churches are partnering with believers in the Beckley area who love Jesus and love the people of southern West Virginia. We are excited about beginning a vibrant gospel-centered church in this beautiful community.
Come & See
Mission Hope is a Bible-saturated, God-glorifying, Jesus-worshiping, liturgical community in the Anglican tradition. Come to an upcoming Sunday morning worship service to hear, taste, and see the good news of Jesus.
We will gather for worship one Sunday morning each month at 9:15 a.m.