Biblical Idea: Paul’s letter to Philemon about Onesimus presented a test case for practicing the gospel they preached. Timeless Truth: Effective Christian fellowship supersedes and changes culture. Today’s Message: Integrate the gospel into our fellowship.
Series Title: Reframing the Christian Walk Series Subtitle: 4 Truths That Liberate Christians Sermon Title: Reframing Sphere: Our union with Christ is the place of the Christian life. Scripture: Colossians 3:5–4:1, cf. 2:20 and 3:1–3 Biblical Idea: Paul commanded believers to live in the new creation that they inhabit because of their union with Christ. Timeless Truth: God’s resources available in Christ are enough to live as his new creation. Today’s Message: Live in Christ.
Biblical Idea: Paul harnessed his imprisonment to frame the substance of the Christian walk. Timeless Truth: There is no alternative to our spiritual union with Christ. Today’s Message: Walk with Christ.
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11 Biblical Idea: God orchestrated a series of appointments to expose Jonah’s heart. Timeless Truth: God appoints circumstances to expose our fickleness or faith toward his freedom. Today’s Message: Cool off an angry heart with compassion.
Biblical Idea: God steered his conflicted prophet to a conflicted people to encounter his compassionate presence. Timeless Truth: Repentance is always a right response. Today’s Message: Make the turn.
Scripture: Jonah 1:17-2:10 Biblical Idea: The Lord sent a sea monster motel to save his sinking servant. Timeless Truth: Proximity does not prohibit prodigal potential. Today’s Message: Let the Lord in.
Series Title: M.I.A. - Steering Servants back to Stewardship Scripture: Jonah 1:1–16 Biblical Idea: Jonah attempted to flee from making God’s presence known in Nineveh. Timeless Truth: God is free and present. Today’s Message: Reverse rogue routes.
Scripture: Matthew 28:1–20 Biblical Idea: Christ’s resurrection prompted four groups of messengers to action. Heavenly Authenticators (28:1–10) Faithful Women (28:1, 8-9) Deceitful Stewards (28:11–15) Commissioned Disciples (28:16–20) Timeless Truth: Jesus Christ is preeminent in the kingdom economy. Today’s Message: Make disciples. Go to Christ. Go out with Christ’s authority. Go out with Christ’s clarity. Go out with Christ’s presence.