But now, O Lord, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and you are our potter;we are all the work of your hand.
Church - Don't just do it - BE IT!
Making Disciples who make Disciples
in Churches like those described in the New Testament
Welcome to Grace Ministry UK
RELIGION - No!
There are many - yes, millions in the world today who see themselves as Christians, but they are deceived by "religion". Their form of Christianity is very different from the Christianity we find in the pages of the New Testament and in the Church during most of the first two centuries.
This false "religion" is just like all the other world religions. These, by definition, are ways of trying to please God or the gods by certain actions that are performed:
attending temple / church building / mosque / shrine etc. - chanting prayers, making offerings, lighting candles, going on pilgrimage, fasting etc. - all are done in vain.
True Christianity is found in the teaching of Jesus and of His apostles. This teaching is preserved for us in the Bible. There we do not find "religion" but faith. This faith is the gift of God. We read, for example, in Paul's letter to the Ephesians in Chapter 2:8,9. "By grace you have been saved - through faith. This is not of youselves, it is the gift of God. Not by (good) works, lest anyone should boast."
Forgiveness of sin and the gift of eternal life is by grace alone. That is, by the unmerited favour of God. It is through faith - a personal faith in Jesus Himself; believing in His perfect sacrifice on the cross and in His resurrection, that we are "saved". This has nothing to do with religion, but how we are brought into a loving relationship with God.
. That is, by the unmerited faviour of God
"Grace Ministry is an expression of the desire to return to the simple pattern of church and Christian life found in the pages of the New Testament and the early years of the Christian Church, leaving the clutter and accumulation of centuries of distracting tradition in various forms of government, ministry, buildings and ceremonial.
We believe the Bible is the Word of God and it contains all that we need for spiritual life.
We also believe that the Gospel (the Good News of the Kingdom of God) is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes in Jesus Christ and what he accomplished on the Cross. (See Paul's Letter to the Romans 1:16) This is basic to any hopes of making true disciples of Jesus.
We also believe that each local church should express the same simple organic fellowship of believers in the patterns shown us in the New Testament and in the churches of the first two or three centuries. We aim to see home based churches established and linking together through this website. We ourselves are based in the U.K.. But the 'Great Commission' of our Lord, was (and still is) to GO into all the world and make disciples. (Mathew 28:18-20)
If you are already a believer, find out if there is a Grace Gospel Church in your area and come and see what our meetings are like.
If you are a seeker, and live in this area, wanting to know more of what it is to be a disciple of Jesus and how to become one - then you will be very welcome at our meetings. Our meetings are normally in one another's homes. You can invite any of us to come and share with you in your own homes. Complete the contact form and we will get in touch with you.