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There are two kingdoms vying for our attention and affection: the kingdom of self and the kingdom of God. Jesus rescues us from the self and empowers us to live on mission for the kingdom of God. What does that look like in daily practice?
In Acts 20 Paul gives his final farewell. Paul stops to talk to the church leaders at Ephesus and we see a true portrait of this great man... he is reflective, thoughtful and meditative. His final words are critical to the way we see ministry and church life.
God embraces the unlovely so that we can embrace those unlovely to us.
It doesn’t take any special skills or enabling by the Holy Spirit to see where others are not doing well spiritually. Commendation, rejoicing over, loving and praying for people though is deeply spiritual. Unfortunately, it is all too rare among Christians. Here Pastor Britt urges the whole Body of Christ to practice love and unity for the glory of God and the furtherance of His mission.
The gathering of the church is important. Through Christ it fulfills God’s ancient desire to meet with His people. Therefore, it requires our careful, prayerful, worshipful, active engagement and not mere passive attendance. In this sermon Pastor Britt shares a vision God recently gave him about Reality and what it means for our gathering and scattering as Christ’s church.
How To Recognize Truth, Because It's Right In Front Of You.
Revival is more than just paying some guy to lead 7 services at your church then leave.
This message was given on the first Sunday at the Santa Barbara Campus. What does it mean to be a Gospel formed community (the Church) that gathers together for worship and scatters into the world for mission? The Church should be Christocentric, celebrative, repentant, accepting, forgiving, generous, prayerful and on mission.