The Human Condition
All human beings have a common bond as we are descended from Adam - that is, we have sin. We are not only credited with Adam's sin (Romans 5:12-19), we're also responsible for our own sin. We are completely helpless without God, who gives us the ability to love him and choose him. We are in the same boat - all people, desperate and in need of God's grace.
The Initiative of God, the Father
God has always pursued people and brought them into his family. Though we are sinners, we are more loved than we could ever imagine! God has reached down to us and established a relationship with us, inviting us into a loving relationship with himself (John 6:37-39, II Thessalonians 2:13-14).
The Work of Jesus, the Son
God has provided the way of salvation through Jesus Christ. (John 10:14-15, Ephesians 5:25-27). On the cross of Jesus Christ, we see the God's mercy for all who would believe: “My child, I love you and have forgiven you.” (I John 4:10, Romans 5:10, Galatians 3:13). In other words, the cross was not just an act of goodwill, it was a fully effective act of redemption. It is the only way that man could be reconciled to God.
The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
Through the Holy Spirit’s ministry God transforms our lives. How? By convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ and by capturing our hearts with the love and mercy of God (Ezekiel 36:25-27). The Spirit of God opens our eyes to the beauty of Jesus Christ. (John 6:44-45, Philippians 2:13).
The Promise of the Gospel
He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it (Phil. 1:6). In other words, the One who has captured your heart will never leave you or forsake you (Rom. 8). Through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, God has promised his love for you — and he will keep that promise. He will never let you go.
The Heights Presbyterian Church is part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).