The highest and most noble goal in the universe is the magnification of God’s glory. The most passionate heart for the magnification of God’s glory is God’s heart. Because it is God’s ultimate goal to glorify Himself, we make it our goal to exalt and glorify Him. We exist to make much of God, not to make much of us.
Therefore it is our aim to magnify the glory of God by….
- Preaching His word which explains His character.
- Practicing His truth which displays His character.
- Preferring Him above all things which exalts His worth as being beyond value.
The Bible teaches us we are on a mission. As the Father sent the Son, so also He sends us. Our goal is to magnify the glory of God by accomplishing the mission God has given us to do; by doing what He says to do, by saying what He says to say, and by loving the people He has given us to love. Loving those who can’t give back reflects the very heart of our Savior and shows forth His glory.
The magnifying of the glory of God in the gospel is displayed in bringing a people together who do not share the same backgrounds ethnically, socially, economically, or racially but who have been brought into the family by the one Savior, Jesus Christ. Springs of Grace is intentionally asking God to demonstrate His purposes for the church in the death of His Son by creating a family which is one because of our common Savior, not because of anything else.
In seeking to magnify God above all things in all these ways, we find Him to be the greatest treasure and the everlasting pleasure of our lives.
Sadly, many people are not consumed with exalting the glory of God as their ultimate life goal. They are missing out on an eternal, all-satisfying experience of enjoying and knowing God. The church must arise to this task.
However, we are of the conviction that, while there are faithful churches in Tulsa, the overall condition of the church of North America prevents itself from aiding people in the pursuit of infinite joy in God. Only in His “presence is fullness of joy.” And only in His “right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11). Yet the church has failed to offer to people the God who alone can bring such joy and pleasure because the church itself has become in large measure only “cultural Christianity” which has a “form of godliness but denies the power therein” (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
It is our desire to be a church in Tulsa that would:
- Exalt God’s glory through the exposition of Scripture
- Display God’s glory through lives of obedience and love, and
- Enjoy God’s glory by leading people to everlasting delight in worshiping Him.
It is our ambition to be a mission-minded church that trains, sends out, and supports men and women to preach and minister for the glory of God at home and around the world.
It is our ambition to demonstrate love to our neighborhood and the nations in ways that give us opportunities to declare the truth of the gospel. Therefore, we are looking for the demonstrations of love for those God gives us to love that will build relationships to open the door to the truth that will help them for all eternity.
It is not our aim or perception that we neither can be (nor should be) a unique church. Rather, we hope to be another true church in a long line of true churches which have always been but of which today there are too few.
It is not our mission to be the great savior to our neighborhoods, city or the nations but to come alongside as friends and fellow image bearers to seek the good (the shalom) of our neighborhoods, cities and nations.
We recognize that there are many options of church involvement today. It is our desire for you to know the Lord and live for the Lord in the area He has provided especially for you. Wherever God’s Spirit might lead you, we pray it will be into a church family which lives in the spiritual environment of the greatness of God, the sufficiency of Scripture, the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and the passion to please God in all things. We would consider it a great blessing if our Lord should prompt you to come and worship him at Springs of Grace.
We gather for worship at 7123 East 7th Street (on 7th street between Sheridan & Memorial) on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. for Bible study and prayer. Sunday school classes for all ages are offered at this time. Morning worship begins at 10:45 a.m.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please call the church at 918-836-8975, Pastor Joe Blankenship at 918-760-0089 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org