Why is Jesus "Good News?"

In order to understand that Jesus is "good news", we really need to understand the bad news.  Have you ever noticed that this world can be difficult to live in?  I'm sure you've heard and experienced that, "Life isn't fair"...  We see terrible things all around us, and even the best of us have hurt someone, or have been hurt by someone.  What we see in the world around us is in complete agreement with God's Word, which tells us that we have all sinned and fallen short of God's perfect glory (Romans 3:23).  We go through trials and hardships because we all go against God's moral perfection, sinning against God and each other. From the beginning God warned mankind that if we sinned against Him we would die - we would be separated from His perfect holiness forever (Genesis 2:15-17; Romans 6:23).

But God does not want to leave us there.  He is perfect, holy, righteous and just, but He is also loving, gracious and merciful.  So, He sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the debt of our sin for us (Romans 5:8; Romans 6:23).  Jesus went to the cross in our place, suffering death on our behalf, so that we could be reconciled to the perfect, holy God who created us. If you want to be forgiven, if you want to be restored into a relationship with God, all you need to do is call upon the name of the Lord Jesus (Romans 10:13) and accept the free gift of salvation that is found in Christ alone (Ephesians 2:4-9).  Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and your Savior today!

This does not mean that we will be free from the trials and difficulties of living in a fallen world!  However, when we are "born again" (John 3:1-7) into the family of God, we have a fresh start on life without the guilt and stain of our sins before God - they are washed away - and we also receive the hope of eternal life with God, when the trials of this life have gone.  Remember that Jesus not only died to cleanse us from our sin, but He also rose again from the dead to give us a promise of everlasting life (Romans 6:5-11).

Please contact us at 610-259-8010 or email office@auc.org and let us know if there are any questions we can help you with, and visit us at one of our services to get to know us.  We would love to encourage you in your walk with Jesus Christ!

Aldan Union Vision

The Vision Slogan:

Growing in Christ and Reaching Out to the World

The Vision Statement:

“To be a spiritually healthy church, that is committed to the inerrant Word of God, promoting loving obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ and spiritual growth for the whole church family in a multi-faceted ministry, and reaching out in love as salt, light, and fragrance to our community, county, country, and continents.”

The Vision Implications:

  • Healthy at home: Part of our vision must include a strong, healthy church whose ultimate vision is of God. We cannot help others effectively when we are weak. We need a strong home base church spiritually and financially to support a worldwide missionary program.
  • Healthy spiritually: We first need to commit ourselves anew and afresh to the Lord. Our commitment must show itself in our prayer lives, in our support of the Church Covenant, including our attendance and giving as God intends, and in committing to excellence in everything we do. We want to offer our best to the Lord.
  • Healthy servants: Aldan Union Church has been richly blessed by God. It therefore follows that we have a biblical mandate to be an instrument of blessing to others – “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:48b). God has blessed us with spiritual resources, including a Godly tradition and heritage. He has blessed us with financial resources, building and property resources, and people resources. We are expected to invest these resources in the lives of others. We need to be an example of a church that is a servant leader.

For more information, see our Doctrinal Statement by clicking here.