As we come to a close on this series, Pastor Doug teaches that our nature as Christians is to be set free on the world. We will have to get out of our comfort zones, but we will fulfill our reason for being in our current place and time.
Letters To the Church
This week, Josh Knipple challenges us to ask ourselves three questions. Are we trying to live on God’s terms, or are we trying to make God live on our terms? How well are we making disciples and setting an example of Christ to others? How are we responding to God’s convictions in our lives?
Pastor Ben brings us around on our Letters To the Church series so far, and brings us the next step. As the series has discussed, the reason we want to be a part of the church is to be engaged - not to be entertained. This engagement, however, needs to lead to action.
All believers are called to action - not just the leaders we see at the front of the sanctuary. Because Jesus has given us a tomorrow, we can give our today to somebody else.
What does it mean to have a strong feeling of connection to a group of people? Pastor Doug teaches that it is not our social or legal norms that promote relationship and devotion, but rather that it is giving of ourselves to bring others into our lives.
This week, Pastor Doug teaches on the form and function of the church. We tend to think of the church’s identity and mission as the same idea. However, Doug shows that it is important to distinguish them in order to bring others to Christ.