We are Gospel-Centered
Paul reminded the Corinthians of the gospel he preached to them which was a matter of first importance (1 Corinthians 15:1-3). The gospel is a matter of highest priority! This is what we hope to be true of Second Baptist Church. Our desire is that the good news of Jesus Christ would permeate and saturate every area of our church-life corporately together and our individual personal lives out in the world. We believe the gospel isn’t just for unbelievers, but also what believers need every day.
This has implications for our corporate gatherings. In our preaching and teaching we not only call unbelievers among us to repent and believe the gospel, but we also seek to demonstrate how the good news enables Christians to live the Christian life and empowers us to do so. Our Sunday gatherings focus on the cross and empty tomb in our prayers, singing, and preaching. This also has implications for our personal lives. Being gospel-centered means that we seek to live out the transforming power of the gospel in our lives everyday. It also means that the gospel sends us out into a lost world to proclaim this good news to our neighbors and to the nations.