The Gospel at the Heart of the Church

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That's the heart of the ministry of the church; it's what gives rise to everything we do in the church. If we cannot somehow trace everything that we do in the church to its source in the gospel and its effect in bringing that gospel to a world that desperately needs it, then it just doesn't need to be done, at least by the church.

Michael Horton on The Whitehorse Inn, 'Gospel Driven', 19th April, 2009

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The Unity of the Godhead, and Trinity of the Persons therein.

The utter depravity of human nature, the necessity for repentance and regeneration and the eternal doom of the finally impenitent.

The virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, triumphant resurrection, ascension, and abiding intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ; His second coming, and millennial reign upon earth.

Justification and Sanctification of the believer through the finished work of Christ.

The Baptism of the Holy Ghost for believers, with signs following.

The nine gifts of the Holy Ghost for the edification, exhortation and comfort of the Church, which is the body of Christ.

The Sacraments of Baptism by immersion and of the Lord's Supper.

The Divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures.

Church government by apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, elders and deacons.

The possibility of falling from grace.

The obligatory nature of tithes and offerings.