God knows us personally and before the foundation of the world He created us for specific good work. We call this our unique prophetic calling. Worship Evangelism - Using the arts, preaching, and relationships we worship God passionately and thoughtfully in the presence of our seeking and skeptical friends who we always assume are watching and listening.
Jesus didn’t start a new religion, He launched a worldwide movement based on His core convictions. He always lived in line with them.
He came that we would experience life to the fullest. This means that the fullest life is one that we discover. We do not naturally know God, so that the most important things in life we discover. Being a disciple of Jesus means that we can start from anywhere, but we cannot stay there, a vital relationship with Jesus will demand that we change. The signs of a real and vital relationship with Jesus will be seen as we flourish in a way that brings new life through us and to others.
The good news that in Jesus everyone, including you, can have the life you have been created for. No-one is so good that they don’t need it, and no-one is so bad they can’t have it. The gospel is not just the info you need to get started. It is the key to unlocking every part of life. It is inside out - It changes you from the inside and works its way through the whole person. It is upside down - It will turn almost everything that is common sense on its head. It is Forward Back - The future is already guaranteed. Jesus will win in the end and all his followers will part of His new world, and the surprising news is that it starts now! It is outward facing - It invites everyone to live beyond themselves!
The gospel identity that comes with the New Life will challenge both traditional and modern ideas of marriage, parenting, and work. This New Life will change us in every facet of life.
We don't have a joy problem, or an engagement problem, or a singing problem... We might have a Holy Spirit problem. Eph. 5: 8-21
Let's take off the old life and put on the new.
A unified church is a strong church. Jesus gives us everything we need to keep and maintain the unity of the Spirit. Eph. 4: 1-16