We believe that in this day and hour that the message of the “Gospel of Grace” is in resurgence. As we get closer to the glorious return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, He is reemphasizing this message through the Holy Spirit. He wants everyone to know that there is absolutely nothing we can do in our own power to be saved. Eph 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; [it is] the gift of God.
He wants us to experience all that Salvation has to offer. The last words Jesus spoke on the cross before he gave up His Spirit was, “it is finished”. The word "finished" actually means accomplished. What exactly did He accomplish? He fulfilled the prophecy found in Isa 61:1-2 which says: "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to [those who are] bound; Isa 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn.
These were not just spiritual accomplishments, but they were vey much literal as well. Jesus actually demonstrated in his ministry here on earth, what it means to be “Saved”. Saved-(Sozo) To be saved, healed, delivered, preserved, protected, to be made prosperous, and to be made whole. When he said “To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,” he was declaring that the day and age of Grace (charis- God´s undeserved, unmerited favor and blessing) had come.
At South Point Community Church, this is our message as well. The message, that no matter what life has brought your way, your heavenly Father loves you. Not only does he love you, but he likes you too. He’s not mad at you. Religion has made us think that God is some mean old man up in heaven, always mad at us, never quite pleased with us, and sometimes just waiting for us to mess up so he can punish us. That’s not how our Father is at all.
Actually he was depicted in the story of the prodigal son in the gospels, as the loving father, waiting patiently for his son to return home so that he could shower him with unconditional (agape) love and blessing again.
We believe that God created every person with a specific purpose and destiny and that destiny can only be completely fulfilled as we are rooted and grounded in the knowledge of His love for us.