We are in a new sermon series called Rediscover Church – why the body of Christ is essential. We are asking nine key questions about church. And as we consider the answers I hope we all take the next step in deepening our relationship with Christ and our local church. Maybe you have been watching on-line and waiting to take the step of joining us in-person. Come on out and join us!
The questions come from the book Rediscover Church I have been reading by Collin Hansen and Johnathan Leeman. Our Growth Groups are joining the discussion each week through the rest of this series.
The Power of Gathering
Embassy of Heaven
Philippians 3:20-21, 4:1
The Gospel, the Good News, is about not being alone anymore. Our sins separate us from God and they cause conflict with other people too. God send His Son Jesus to be the Savior of the world – to die in our place, paying for our sins, and then rise from the dead to show His power of death and the grave. The first step of is to recognize, admit your own sin, confess that to God and accept the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross as the only way to be forgiven. This restores your relationship with God and brings peace through Jesus. You will never be alone again. Jesus promised his disciples that we would never leave them or abandon them. And Jesus gave us the church so we could gather and belong to a family who are here for our mutual benefit.
Have you trusted Jesus as your Savior and made peace with God? Have you become a citizen of heaven, part of Christ’s kingdom?
Are you committed to gathering with the local church to serve and care for others?
Do you see yourself as part of an embassy representing Jesus, the King to a foreign world? How can your take your ambassador job more seriously?
Does your life invite others to join the kingdom or stay as far away as possible? What needs to change?
I would invite you to take one of these Take Away steps today. Text me and tell me where you are and where you want to go next.