Oct 18, 2020
The Gospel and Outreach
Mark 2:1-12
 
We must approach the work of the Church in the world with a complete Gospel that follows the form of Jesus' ministry.
 
"We never move on from the Gospel; we move on in the Gospel." -J.I. Packer. What we've now defined as the core of our faith in the four chapter Gospel, we can now see at work on the ground in our lives. The Gospel doesn't just apply to a one-time moment of salvation; the Gospel has implications and foundations for every single area of our lives. It is not just the first rung of the Christian ladder; it is the hub into which every aspect of our lives is connected. It transforms us and continues to transform us so that everything revolves around Christ. In these four weeks we will explore the power of the Gospel in four important arenas of life. And each week we will see the danger of reducing the four-chapter Gospel to a two-chapter Gospel. We see that in a few ways. 1) Easy Believism: Fall and Redemption. 2) Moralism: Fall and Consummation. 3) Denial and Postmodernism: Creation and Consummation. 4) American Gospel: Creation and Redemption. 5) Despondency: Creation and Fall. These distortions of the Gospel show up in these four arenas of life and can create havoc and unhealthiness. That's why it's essential for us to bring the true Gospel to all of life.
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  • Oct 18, 2020The Gospel and Outreach
    Oct 18, 2020
    The Gospel and Outreach
    Mark 2:1-12
     
    We must approach the work of the Church in the world with a complete Gospel that follows the form of Jesus' ministry.
     
    "We never move on from the Gospel; we move on in the Gospel." -J.I. Packer. What we've now defined as the core of our faith in the four chapter Gospel, we can now see at work on the ground in our lives. The Gospel doesn't just apply to a one-time moment of salvation; the Gospel has implications and foundations for every single area of our lives. It is not just the first rung of the Christian ladder; it is the hub into which every aspect of our lives is connected. It transforms us and continues to transform us so that everything revolves around Christ. In these four weeks we will explore the power of the Gospel in four important arenas of life. And each week we will see the danger of reducing the four-chapter Gospel to a two-chapter Gospel. We see that in a few ways. 1) Easy Believism: Fall and Redemption. 2) Moralism: Fall and Consummation. 3) Denial and Postmodernism: Creation and Consummation. 4) American Gospel: Creation and Redemption. 5) Despondency: Creation and Fall. These distortions of the Gospel show up in these four arenas of life and can create havoc and unhealthiness. That's why it's essential for us to bring the true Gospel to all of life.
  • Oct 11, 2020The Gospel and Vocation
    Oct 11, 2020
    The Gospel and Vocation
    Jeremiah 29:4-7
     
    The Gospel call lies at the root of every other calling in life to transform vocation's how and why.
     
    "We never move on from the Gospel; we move on in the Gospel." -J.I. Packer. What we've now defined as the core of our faith in the four chapter Gospel, we can now see at work on the ground in our lives. The Gospel doesn't just apply to a one-time moment of salvation; the Gospel has implications and foundations for every single area of our lives. It is not just the first rung of the Christian ladder; it is the hub into which every aspect of our lives is connected. It transforms us and continues to transform us so that everything revolves around Christ. In these four weeks we will explore the power of the Gospel in four important arenas of life. And each week we will see the danger of reducing the four-chapter Gospel to a two-chapter Gospel. We see that in a few ways. 1) Easy Believism: Fall and Redemption. 2) Moralism: Fall and Consummation. 3) Denial and Postmodernism: Creation and Consummation. 4) American Gospel: Creation and Redemption. 5) Despondency: Creation and Fall. These distortions of the Gospel show up in these four arenas of life and can create havoc and unhealthiness. That's why it's essential for us to bring the true Gospel to all of life.
  • Oct 4, 2020The Gospel and Parenting
    Oct 4, 2020
    The Gospel and Parenting
    Ephesians 6:1-4
     
    The Gospel transforms the purpose and method of parenting.
     
    "We never move on from the Gospel; we move on in the Gospel." -J.I. Packer. What we've now defined as the core of our faith in the four chapter Gospel, we can now see at work on the ground in our lives. The Gospel doesn't just apply to a one-time moment of salvation; the Gospel has implications and foundations for every single area of our lives. It is not just the first rung of the Christian ladder; it is the hub into which every aspect of our lives is connected. It transforms us and continues to transform us so that everything revolves around Christ. In these four weeks we will explore the power of the Gospel in four important arenas of life. And each week we will see the danger of reducing the four-chapter Gospel to a two-chapter Gospel. We see that in a few ways. 1) Easy Believism: Fall and Redemption. 2) Moralism: Fall and Consummation. 3) Denial and Postmodernism: Creation and Consummation. 4) American Gospel: Creation and Redemption. 5) Despondency: Creation and Fall. These distortions of the Gospel show up in these four arenas of life and can create havoc and unhealthiness. That's why it's essential for us to bring the true Gospel to all of life.
  • Sep 27, 2020Culmination
    Sep 27, 2020
    Culmination
    Matthew 28:18-20; Isaiah 11:6-9; Romans 10:9-17, 12:1-2; Revelation 19:6-10, 21:1-8
     
    As children of God, we work in the "already" to heal what has been broken through the fall as we await the "not yet" of the one day that God consummates His plan to unite all things for the glory of Christ.
     
    With so many issues demanding our attention, we must clarify what is at the core of who we are as Christians. If we threw Advent into a refiner's fire, what would remain in the crucible? What is at the crux of what it means to be a Christian? What are the crucial tenets of our faith? Forgive the etymological wordplay, but the answer to all of this is the cross! More fully, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is everything. The Gospel is not only where it starts, it's where it ends and the means by which we get there. J. I. Packer said, "We never move on from the Gospel; we move on in the Gospel!" But before we spend four weeks studying where the Gospel applies in everyday life, we'll spend September diving into the nature and power of the Gospel. Every storyline you've ever enjoyed is made up of four parts: creation, fall, redemption, and consummation. That's because humans were designed to long for the Gospel, and these four parts are the four chapters of the grand story of redemption that God is working out through history.
  • Sep 20, 2020Redemption
    Sep 20, 2020
    Redemption
    Ephesians 1:3-14; Colossians 1:11-23
     
    Redemption comes through the life, death, and resurrection of Christ by the plan of God to reconcile, restore, forgive, adopt, justify, and transform.
     
    With so many issues demanding our attention, we must clarify what is at the core of who we are as Christians. If we threw Advent into a refiner's fire, what would remain in the crucible? What is at the crux of what it means to be a Christian? What are the crucial tenets of our faith? Forgive the etymological wordplay, but the answer to all of this is the cross! More fully, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is everything. The Gospel is not only where it starts, it's where it ends and the means by which we get there. J. I. Packer said, "We never move on from the Gospel; we move on in the Gospel!" But before we spend four weeks studying where the Gospel applies in everyday life, we'll spend September diving into the nature and power of the Gospel. Every storyline you've ever enjoyed is made up of four parts: creation, fall, redemption, and consummation. That's because humans were designed to long for the Gospel, and these four parts are the four chapters of the grand story of redemption that God is working out through history.
  • Sep 13, 2020The Fall
    Sep 13, 2020
    The Fall
    Genesis 3; Romans 8:18-23
     
    Adam succumbed to temptation plunging the universe into sin and putting everything under the curse of God and without hope in themselves.
     
    With so many issues demanding our attention, we must clarify what is at the core of who we are as Christians. If we threw Advent into a refiner's fire, what would remain in the crucible? What is at the crux of what it means to be a Christian? What are the crucial tenets of our faith? Forgive the etymological wordplay, but the answer to all of this is the cross! More fully, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is everything. The Gospel is not only where it starts, it's where it ends and the means by which we get there. J. I. Packer said, "We never move on from the Gospel; we move on in the Gospel!" But before we spend four weeks studying where the Gospel applies in everyday life, we'll spend September diving into the nature and power of the Gospel. Every storyline you've ever enjoyed is made up of four parts: creation, fall, redemption, and consummation. That's because humans were designed to long for the Gospel, and these four parts are the four chapters of the grand story of redemption that God is working out through history.
  • Sep 6, 2020Creation | Explicit Gospel
    Sep 6, 2020
    Creation | Explicit Gospel
    Genesis 1-2
     
    The Sovereign, Eternal, and Self-Existing God created everything out of nothing as good and for His own glory.
     
    With so many issues demanding our attention, we must clarify what is at the core of who we are as Christians. If we threw Advent into a refiner's fire, what would remain in the crucible? What is at the crux of what it means to be a Christian? What are the crucial tenets of our faith? Forgive the etymological wordplay, but the answer to all of this is the cross! More fully, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is everything. The Gospel is not only where it starts, it's where it ends and the means by which we get there. J. I. Packer said, "We never move on from the Gospel; we move on in the Gospel!" But before we spend four weeks studying where the Gospel applies in everyday life, we'll spend September diving into the nature and power of the Gospel. Every storyline you've ever enjoyed is made up of four parts: creation, fall, redemption, and consummation. That's because humans were designed to long for the Gospel, and these four parts are the four chapters of the grand story of redemption that God is working out through history.
  • Aug 30, 2020Love One Another
    Aug 30, 2020
    Love One Another
    Series: One Another
    Mark 1:1-12
     
    John 13:24; Romans 12:10; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 3:11, 23, 4:7, 11-12
     
    Do you want to experience lasting joy? Jesus set the example for us as He focused His life outside Himself. Join us as we explore various one anothers found in scripture that help us get outside ourselves to find true joy in community with one another. When we put our focus only on ourselves, we have a tendency to fall into despair and even depression. Jesus truly set the example of how to experience true joy by getting outside ourselves and focusing on others. These one another statements help us to live in healthy community and experience true purpose and joy that God has designed for us.
  • Aug 23, 2020Forgive One Another
    Aug 23, 2020
    Forgive One Another
    Series: One Another
    Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13
     
    Do you want to experience lasting joy? Jesus set the example for us as He focused His life outside Himself. Join us as we explore various one anothers found in scripture that help us get outside ourselves to find true joy in community with one another. When we put our focus only on ourselves, we have a tendency to fall into despair and even depression. Jesus truly set the example of how to experience true joy by getting outside ourselves and focusing on others. These one another statements help us to live in healthy community and experience true purpose and joy that God has designed for us.
  • Aug 16, 2020Serve One Another
    Aug 16, 2020
    Serve One Another
    Series: One Another
    Galatians 5:13
     
    Do you want to experience lasting joy? Jesus set the example for us as He focused His life outside Himself. Join us as we explore various one anothers found in scripture that help us get outside ourselves to find true joy in community with one another. When we put our focus only on ourselves, we have a tendency to fall into despair and even depression. Jesus truly set the example of how to experience true joy by getting outside ourselves and focusing on others. These one another statements help us to live in healthy community and experience true purpose and joy that God has designed for us.