Lead pastor, Justin Fordinal, answers questions about BridgePoint Community Church.
As Christians, we are not called to retreat from the world, nor are we called to conform to everything in it. We don't fit neatly into worldly categories, but are instead called to a mission higher than earthly agendas. Sometimes, it can be difficult to navigate this tension of how to live in and for this world, but not of it. Fortunately, we have a wonderful instruction from Peter and a perfect example in the person of Jesus.
The good news of Jesus is just that: news. It's news to be shared and enjoyed. Oftentimes, we confuse the news of the Gospel with advice, cloaking dos and don'ts with the claim that they are the message of Christianity. But we know the how the beauty of the Gospel is not advice, it's the news that Jesus defeated sin and death on the Cross, which produces a joyful commitment to Him, not begrudging submission to a list of rules.
We take a look at how being created in God's image informs what it means to live in the context of community. And we discuss what that means for the community of BridgePoint and how we plan on digging deeper into these wonderful truths.