Key Idea: If we want to be faithful ambassadors for Christ, then each of us must be convinced of the hope of eternity. “If you read history you will find that the Christians who did the most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next…it is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this one.” -C.S. Lewis 1. Our future glory 2. This present groaning The Spirit as a guarantee (v. 5) Gives us eyes of faith to see......

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The Underdog Church (Acts 4)

4 Characteristics of the Underdog Church 1. The underdog church must trust in God’s sovereignty, so we can embrace persecution is part of the Christian life The believers remind themselves of God’s sovereignty. Verse 24: The Sovereign God is the God of creation Verses 25 and 26: The Sovereign God is the God of revelation Verse 27: The Sovereign God is the God of history. Examples of the rays of hope the early church saw. Acts 2:41 Acts 4:4 Acts 5:41-42 Acts 8:1 and 4 2. The underdog church must remember we’re filled......

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Ambassadors for Christ (Philippians 1:27)

Key idea: As citizens of heaven, we must live as ambassadors for Christ. Three truths we must remember to live as ambassadors for Christ: 1. Heaven is our home This world is not our home 2. The church is our embassy 3. The Gospel is our mission We are ambassadors, not tourists: Tourists embrace the culture Tourists are consumers Tourists are convinced later is okay Tourists seek comfort Gospel ministry is the pursuit of the expansion of the gospel in the hearts of believers, and in the salvation of unbelievers....

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I Love to Tell the Story (Ephesians 2:1-10)

1. Chapter 1 – The Real Problem: Spiritual Death a. Totally corrupted by sin b. Seduced by the world’s values c. Enslaved to the rule of Satan d. Destined for judgment 2. Chapter 2 – The Divine Solution: the Gospel a. We have a hero who loves us b. We have a hero who forgives us c. We have a hero who shows us grace d. We have a hero who gives us a purpose...

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Episode 47: Evangelism During a Pandemic: Hospitality

“You see hospitality toward our unbelieving neighbors is how we uniquely present the love our Father who likewise loves beyond His circle according to Matthew 5:47 to those on the outside. By practicing hospitality we are physical reminders of Ephesians 2:19 to the world and to ourselves, that God has made a way for us so that we might be “no longer strangers and aliens,” but “fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.” Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download Suggested Worship Songs – His Forever (Sovereign Grace) –......

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Episode 46: Evangelism During a Pandemic

“Let’s make the most of our days for Christ and the gospel. May we share our faith frequently. May we share it from Scripture. And may we share it with all fervor for His glory.” Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download Open in Prayer Worship Songs • Let Your Kingdom Come • Mighty to Save • O Church Arise Icebreaker Question: What hinders you from sharing your faith this season? Passage: Acts 18:23-31 23 When they had appointed a day for him, they came to him at his lodging in greater numbers. From......

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Episode 45: What is the Church? An Evangelizing Community

“What is the church? One answer is that the church is an evangelizing community. We are a community who speaks the gospel and sends gospel preachers. How are you currently participating in two ways of being involved in evangelism? Let me encourage you to consider how you can glorify God in these ways.” Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download Open in Prayer Worship • How Great is our God • I Love To Tell The Story Icebreaker question: Share about a time you either shared or heard good news from another person such......

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