Tonight we are going to look at the Bible. It was never meant to sit on your shelf, but to be read, studied and used a guide book for our lives. To deepen (or to form) your conviction that the Bible, as God’s Word, can be trusted more than your feelings, values, opinions, and culture. Think about this.…
Gospel Shaped Outreach
This sermon is part of the Gospel Shaped Church Curriculum created by the Gospel Coalition. Information about it can be found at http://gsc.thegospelcoalition.org or www.gospelshapedchurch.org -------------------------------
God exist as a TRINITY . When I first began to study the Bible years ago, the doctrine of the Trinity was one of the most complex problems I had to encounter. I have never fully resolved it, for it contains an aspect of mystery. Though I do not totally understand it to this day, I accept it as a revelation…
I). CHANGE OUR THINKING. a). Humility of Mind.b). Humble ourselves under others. c). Humble ourselves to put others interest above ours. II). CHRIST LIVED THAT WAY AND WAS REWARDED. a). Have this attitude in you like Christ did. Think Like Christ. b). He was Rewarded for His obedience. c). Blessing Lie on the Others side of Obedience. III). THE ENCOURAGEMENT IS TO OBEY. a). Obey is the encouragement but Obey what? b). Continue to Grow in teh are of: Humility, Emptying yourself of self, Serving others. a). Serve othere with Our Minds. b). Serve Others with Our Hearts. c). Serve Others with your Hands. IV). CONCLUSION: WHAT IS GOD TRYING TO TELL YOU THIS MORNING?
Every Q+A we get a bunch of questions premised on following Jesus being about falling on the correct side of a border, line, or wall. These great questions tell us about the desire for order in our lives. Many religious systems are based on amplifying this sense, even churches have built systems of "world non-conformity" on this impulse. But what if there is another way to judge or discern our actions and growth? What if isn't about a line but a direction? What if holiness is not measured by lines but capacity and inner character? Colouring in the lines can lull us into a false sense of stability and safety. There are lines that matter. But they're different than the ones we seek. Covenantal boundaries are not the same as contractual obligations.