Orkney is home to a number of church gatherings; from the north isles to the south isles and the mainland in between, we are united together by our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and look to follow it’s authority regarding matters of faith and practice.
All visitors are warmly welcome! Whether you live in Orkney or are just visiting, whether you believe or have questions, we welcome you to come along! If you’re interested in finding out what to expect at our meetings, just click here!
What is the Gospel?
The word 'gospel' means 'good news'. In particular, it is the news of Jesus Christ and how He has accomplished salvation for a doomed mankind. More broadly speaking, the gospel is the overall message conveyed in the Bible, which Christians believe to be the word of God.
the Bad News
Humankind is inherently sinful and everyone is guilty of sin. Of course, this doesn't mean we're incapable of being kind or doing what is noble, but since we have sinned we are tainted by imperfection and have fallen short of righteousness.
...we are therefore not worthy of Heaven (God's holy dwelling place and the realm of life and light). In order for us to go to Heaven, sin must somehow be removed or accounted for.
The good news is that God loves the world so much that He provides a way of salvation, through His son Jesus Christ. Having lived a sinless life, Jesus was crucified and paid the penalty of sin in our place.
He then rose from the grave, conquering death itself and demonstrating that His sacrifice was sufficient to pay for mankind's sin. This gift of salvation is received by anyone who, turning in repentance to God, places their faith in Christ.
The above is a brief summary of the core message of Christianity.
Contrary to traditional opinion, the church is not a community of sinless righteous people. We are a group of ordinary folk from Orkney and beyond who have placed our faith in Jesus.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more, why not pop in to one our gospel meetings?
Click here to see where we meet. Alternatively, you can write or email us a message at the bottom of each page, we'd love to hear from you.
GET IN TOUCH:
Meadows Gospel Hall