Colossians 4:5-6 Last week we started thinking about this formula for intentional living that we call Pi2: pray, invest and invite. Today we want to think about the last two parts of this formula: invest and invite.
Colossians 4:2-4 We typically think about relationships with other believers. Church relationships, small groups, family, etc. But how often to we purposely thing about the many relationships we have with people who are not yet believers? This week and next we will examine how to handle these relationships.
Jesus tells us to go and make disciples of all nations. Jesus’ charge is not for us to focus on ourselves, but He tells us to join a movement of multiplication that will expand throughout our region. When we move together on God’s mission to reach the world, something amazing will happen, and it will be […]
What we find in Exodus 18 is a story about Moses’ interaction with his father-in-law Jethro. And we see Moses, who is available and teachable. He doesn’t waste the story of God’s work in his life, and he doesn’t let his position make him unteachable. So let’s look at how these two God-centered qualities are […]
Acts 17 and Paul’s actions in Athens display how to communicate the gospel to a biblically illiterate culture. So we will examine Paul’s method and his motivation.
We are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, not based on anything we do but based on everything He has done. So, we do not work, live, pray, study, worship in order to earn favor before God, in order to earn standing before God. We have favor before God, standing before […]
Acts 13-14 Here is the first presentation of the gospel to full polytheistic pagans. All the prior gospel presentations recorded by Luke are to either Jews, Jewish proselytes, or God-fearers. Each of these groups are rooted in the Hebrew Scripture and have a moralistic background of Jewish values. They are awaiting the final redeeming act […]
In Acts 9 we have the classic of all conversion accounts, which is the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, who became Paul. I don’t want you to look at the dramatic nature of this story and think it cannot relate to you. You need to see that there is actually a pattern that is shown to […]
People not only need to know what the gospel is but why the gospel is good news to them.
Before His death, Jesus told all those who were spiritually thirsty to come to Him and drink. He promised that rivers of living waters would flow out of them, speaking symbolically of the Holy Spirit who hadn’t been given, because Jesus had not yet been glorified (John 7:37-39). Jesus later said it was for our […]