The Gospel

The word “gospel” means “good news.” The message of Jesus’ death for sin isn’t “good news” until we understand the truth concerning our sin. God requires us to be righteous in order to enter His presence after death. The Law of God, summarized in the Ten Commandments reveals that, as sinners, we habitually violate all of these commandments. We must humble ourselves before God as broken sinners in order to receive the gift of salvation. (Matthew 5:3)

We believe Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. He paid our debt and He alone can pardon us from the penalty we owe for our sins. (2 Corinthians 5:21) We trust in Him and His sacrifice as sufficient payment on our behalf. (Romans 10:9-10) We must repent from our sinful way of life and turn to Christ. (Acts 2:38) We are saved by grace through faith alone in Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Our Mission

Our basic mission is the Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20. We are attempting to be the evangelistic arm of Christ’s body to Muskogee and the surrounding area. We are to go, make disciples, baptize, and teach, all in the authority and power of Jesus Christ. We are committed to taking the “good news” of the gospel to everyone God places in our path. Like the Apostle Paul, “We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.” (Colossians 1:28)

The Bible

The Bible is central to all we do. We are, after all, Grace Bible Church. We accept the Bible as authoritative in all matters of faith and practice. We believe the Scriptures of both the Old and New Testament reveal God’s will for our lives. This is why our worship services have God’s Word as the centerpiece. We preach primarily expositional messages, making the main point of the Scriptural text the primary point of the message. This is how we make applicable to today the timeless truths of the Word of God.

Our Worship

We are unapologetically traditional in our worship. We utilize primarily the great hymns of the faith in our music because they are rich in theology. We also utilize newer worship hymns and chorus as long as these focus on teaching truth about God and His salvation. We are committed to prayer. Each Sunday morning we take time to lift up petitions and requests for those in need. Everything in our worship leads us to and prepares us for the study of God’s Word. Our time of worship is intended to exalt Christ and equip us for the work of ministry on His behalf.