Sunday Morning Teaching
The word RESONATE means “to relate harmoniously.” We’d use that word to say something CONNECTED with us in some way. It really resonated with us on a number of different levels. You might say “it struck a chord.” That would also mean that whatever resonates with us has to also be relevant to us in some way.
“The Gospel And __________” is a new teaching series that will help us see how The Good News of Jesus - resonates with all of life today! The Gospel - simply stated - the work of God to rescue and restore all humanity thru Jesus - is often relegated to “interesting news that deals with the AFTERLIFE” but the New Covenant writer - Paul, said that he passed on the Good News and that it was of FIRST IMPORTANCE - which is to say that it has resonance with every aspect of life - TODAY in the here and now! That’s why it’s actually called GOOD NEWS!
With that in mind it’s important to learn to be GOSPEL FLUENT so we can speak what is of first importance into all the areas of our lives. We're learning to relate all of life to the GOSPEL and so for the next couple of weeks - we’re going to look at how the Gospel resonates with and relates to some key areas of life including WORK, MONEY and SEX.
Sunday June 30> The Gospel And _________
What would you do if you’d been given a billion dollars at birth as an inheritance ... but only found out about that reality in your early 30’s? My guess is most of us would look back on the lives we’d lived at that point and think how differently we would have lived if we’d known about that inheritance earlier. How we’d have thought differently and approached our world and our whole decision making process differently had we known about the incredible riches we had at our disposal.
Paul writes in 1 Corinthians that he’s not about to let the incredible riches of God’s grace go to waste in his life. He reminds people of the Gospel that’s of first importance so they will engage life from a place of strength and integrity too. This Sunday we’ll continue looking at Gospel Fluency - speaking the Gospel truth to ourselves as we respond to life’s situations with repentance (changing our minds) and belief (living in line with what is true about God's character). We’ll celebrate that truth as we observe Communion together.
When we gather as church there's always a warm welcome, good coffee and plenty of time to hang around connecting with each other. We share in each other's joys, pray with each other in times of hurt and pain, and encourage each other as a people who are living out the love of God!
Hope to meet you too!
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