Our Beliefs
Cross & Crown is an evangelical church in the Reformed tradition. We subscribe to the Confessional Statement of The Gospel Coalition

The Triune God

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who know, love, and glorify one another. This one true and living God is infinitely perfect both in His love and in His holiness.

The Gospel

We believe that the gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ – God's very wisdom. Utter folly to the world, even though it is the power of God to those who are being saved, this good news is Christological, centring on the cross and resurrection: the gospel is not proclaimed if Christ is not proclaimed, and the authentic Christ has not been proclaimed if His death and resurrection are not central (the message is: "Christ died for our sins . . . [and] was raised").

The Redemption of Christ

We believe that, moved by love and in obedience to His Father, the eternal Son became human: the Word became flesh, fully God and fully human being, one Person in two natures.

The Justification of Sinners

We believe that Christ, by His obedience and death, fully discharged the debt of all those who are justified.

The Restoration of All Things

We believe in the personal, glorious, and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His holy angels, when he will exercise His role as final Judge, and His kingdom will be consummated.

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There is a Father who loves you

God created you, me and all people in His image. He created us in love so that we might live in a loving relationship with Him and each other.

As the jewel in the crown of God's creation – the apple of His eye – we are His beloved children and He is our loving father.

When I observe your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you set in place, what is a human being that you remember Him, a son of man that you look after him?

Psalm 8:3-4
You've disowned God as your Father

Just like any loving father, God expects the best from us and for us – but unlike our earthly fathers, God's expectations are perfectly good.

But in our sin, we've failed to live up to His perfectly good expectations of us. Worse still, we've actually disowned God as our father

In doing so, we've placed ourselves outside God's family and apart from His love. We've estranged ourselves from our heavenly Father – we've made ourselves dead to the God of life.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 3:23

Jesus is the perfectly obedient Son in your place

Instead of abandoning us, God lovingly gives us Jesus as our older brother.

Jesus is the perfectly obedient Son. He lived up to God's every expectation in our place. And even though he didn't deserve it, he was cast out of the family – he died – on account of our disobedience.

He lived the life we could never live and died the death we should have died.

But Jesus didn't stay dead. He rose from the grave to free us from death once and for all. Because he lives, we don't have to fear dying or being forsaken by God.

When the time came to completion, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

Galations 4:4-5
Because of Jesus, God adopts you back into His family

On account of Jesus' life, death and resurrection, God approves of, accepts and adopts us back into His family.

He gives us himself as our Father, Jesus as our brother, and the church as our family.

We're now free to live for God not in order to gain His approval but out of thanksgiving and love.

…you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father!" The Spirit himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God's children, and if children, also heirs – heirs of God and coheirs with Christ

Romans 8:15-17