Church on a Mission - Week 2
A Church on a mission knows this: The Gospel Defines the Purpose of Life
Last week was our first anniversary and began this series with a goal: Celebrate with Jesus and continue our Mission
What is the best news you have ever received besides Jesus?
What is the gospel?
1. The gospel begins with the Kingdom of God
Mark 1:14-15 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
2. The gospel has a King
Matt. 16: 15-17 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.
3. The King will die for his kingdom
Matthew 16:21a From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.
4. The King will come back to life
Matthew 16:21 From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.
Last week we left Paul in jail and he was celebrating with the church of Philippi:
---The gospel is bolder when it’s exemplified in your life
---The story of Chase Smith who used his cancer to witness.
---So often we look at bad things as only that, perseverance shows the depth of the gospel.
---Fear should not prevent us from preaching the gospel
Paul’s inner pep talk:
---You're going to need a gospel pep talk
Gospel pep talk:
1. Be courageous
2. Life is never as good as it will be with Jesus
3. You need encouragement from others
---The gospel brings unity in the church
---Life Groups are a way for us to stand and strive together for the gospel.
That is how the Gospel defines the purpose of Life