First Presbyterian Church
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We are convinced that God’s mission revealed in the inspired Scriptures is to make all things new in and through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
God, seated on the throne, said,
“I am making everything new!”
Jesus lived to show us a new way of living, died to free all creation from the power of sin and evil, rose from death to raise the world to new life, ascended to reign as God’s King of both heaven and earth, gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit to empower us for mission, and will return in glory to fully bring God’s Kingdom and to make all things new again, on earth as it is in heaven.
We respond to God’s gracious gift of Jesus by personally placing our trust in Him for forgiveness and new life, seeking to follow the way of Jesus and serve others in love, by the power of the Holy Spirit. As God sent Jesus into the world, so Jesus sends us to help Him accomplish God’s mission to make all things new. Praying our congregation’s daily mission prayer helps our hearts to become increasingly mission-shaped:
God, be gracious to us and bless us
and make your face shine on us
so that your ways may be known on earth,
your salvation among all nations. Psalm 67:1-2