Gospel

Gospel

Rebellious Creature and Condemned Sinner

As a church, we are seeking to grow in knowing, understanding, and sharing the gospel with others. This simple framework is designed to help us in our conversations: God. Man. Christ. Response. We’ve considered how the Gospel is rooted in the reality that God is the loving creator and righteous ruler of all. As His creation, we were designed to find our joy, satisfaction, and life in a relationship with Him, submitting to His good rule over us (Revelation 4:11). The Reality of Man’S CONDITION Although we…

Our Loving Creator and Righteous Ruler

Over the last few months, we have been focusing in on our efforts to know, understand, and share the gospel with others. The Gospel is the message that God uses to save people from sin and to reconcile them to Himself (Romans 1:16; 2 Corinthians 5:20). Since this is the message His ambassadors carry into this world, we desire to be faithful to it. In our efforts to explain this message, keep in mind these 4 key ideas – GOD. MAN. CHRIST.…

How to Handle Sin: 1 Corinthians 5

This past Sunday, we took a look at a somewhat shocking passage of 1 Corinthians, where Paul begins to speak to the Church about their tolerance of outright sexual sin in their midst and how they should instead respond. We learned about the biblical teaching of a practice referred to today as church discipline, its end goal (restoration of the one being disciplined), and its rooting in the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 18. One of my favorite parts of…

Sola: The One and Only Gospel

For centuries, the Gospel had been shrouded and distorted by the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. The claim to be the only true church and the belief that the Pope held preeminence over all churches everywhere placed the church’s teaching on par (and even above) Scripture. Throughout the years had been small isolated groups who resisted the Church’s doctrine (Waldensians, Lollards, Brethren, etc.). And while several individuals that never embraced the practices of Roman Catholicism had been martyred for…

Evangelism Tool

As members, we are called to help each other be the faithful ambassadors of Jesus we should be. Each one of us should know the Gospel and be able to present it to others. Of course, our circumstances, personalities, and gifts will vary, but if you are a follower of Jesus, you should know the message of Christ, and be able to explain it faithfully and clearly. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore…

Making Disciples

Matthew 28:19-20 is the heart of the primary assignment Jesus gave to his disciples. This was the one thing that He wanted his followers to do in his absence. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all…