Harmony Hill Baptist Church
Being Jesus in a World at War
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  • Harmony Hill Baptist Church
    2708 S Chestnut St, Lufkin, TX 75901, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 10:00 AM, Sunday 11:30 AM
  • Live Stream on YouTube - https://harmony-hill.org/youtube
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 10:00 AM, Sunday 11:30 AM
CORE STATEMENT: This moment in world history that we are in doesn’t pause the mission that we are on.
QUESTION: How do we live, as followers of Jesus Christ, in this warring world? How do we show we’re “all in” as followers of Christ?
ANSWER: With an appealing witness in a warring world.
TRUTH: This moment we are in doesn’t pause the mission that we are on.
I. WE’RE TO LIVE COUNTER-CULTURAL LIVES IN AN AGE OF OUTRAGE.
INSIGHT: We’re sent by God, on mission to tell the truth and to love the people far from God.
TRUTH: The Christian life is a mission trip.
INSIGHT: To be effective in missions, I had to embrace discomfort a lot.
TRUTH: When you live on mission, you have to be willing to get out of your comfort zone.
REALITY: 2000 years later Jesus is still talking to people on campuses like “The Hill.”
INSIGHT: LIFE 401 is all about discovering your life mission.
REALITY: What we believe as followers of Christ is becoming increasingly out-of-step with culture.
TRUTH: Spiritual maturity isn’t measured by Bible knowledge but life transformation.
II. FEAR SILENCES AN ATTRACTIVE WITNESS FOR CHRIST.
TRUTH: Fear silences an appealing witness, but the moment we are living in doesn’t pause the mission we are on.
QUESTION: If fear drives us as followers of Christ in these days of COVID-19, racial injustice, and political division… what jarring truths does that reveal about our struggle as a Christ-follower?
INSIGHT: Politicians know something today: fear wins elections.
TRUTH: Fear, however, is the opposite of faith.
TRUTH: Elections are driven by fear, but God’s people are driven by Jesus’ peace.
III. PEACE STRENGTHENS OUR WITNESS.
THOUGHT: How would it affect America if Christians from coast to coast displayed perfect peace when the rest of the world’s hair is on fire?
TRUTH: When God’s people look and speak differently... then the world in traumatic, turbulent times is drawn to that.
TRUTH: The peace of God isn’t the absence of problems but the presence of Jesus.