Many of us are afraid of commitment, and yet in order for the gospel to shape the culture of our church, we have to make some commitments to one another. What does it look like for our church to be shaped by the gospel, and where do we get the power to commit?
What is the first step in offering the good news to those around us? It is the same first step of the Son of God who became one of us. In the simplest terms, we start by just saying “hello”, intentionally seeking to know and form a relationship with those who live and associate near us. It is then, and only then, that we can offer God’s grace in all of its forms, and speak truth into the lives of people who long for something more.Matthew 22:36-40
The gospel changes us and then changes others through us. This week we look at how the gospel impacts our work and what we do between the hours of 9 and 5.Colossians 3:23-24
The gospel – the good news of God realized in the person of Christ – defines our whole lives as followers of Jesus, both in who we are and how we live. The life we posses and the life we live is the gospel: His love, His goodness, His grace and truth.
Before the gospel can go out through us, it has to go deep into us. So, what exactly is the gospel, and what isn't the gospel? And what are its implications for us in light of our responsibility to share this good news?