to make more and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ.
Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 5:9-11
Messengers of the Messiah (pt. 2)
Last Sunday, Pastor Matthew introduced us to the idea of evangelism as “Helping those around us take a step to the right.” We observed four key principles (four ‘P’s) operating in the mission of Paul and Barnabus to rescue people out of the kingdom of darkness and into the kingdom of the Son. This week, we see another foundational principle from Luke’s story, necessary before the work of evangelism can even begin. Namely, the answer to the question: “How are disciples made?”
A CULTURE OF URGENCY
Learn to declare war on complacency and embrace urgency, because we cannot change what we’re willing to tolerate.
PRAYING FOR OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS DURING RAMADAN
May God use us -- a people who have received mercy -- to proclaim the excellencies of Jesus to those still in darkness and apart from the light.
NO MIXED FEELINGS
You see, I am filled with mixed feelings about me. But God looks at me, as a follower of Jesus, as his adopted child, and has no mixed feelings whatsoever. And, he has no mixed feelings about you whatsoever.