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We Are Grace Point Church - Week 3 - Live ON Mission

We are Grace Point Church

Speaker: Ty Neal
Date: February 08, 2016

Join us as we focus on who we are as a church and the mission God has called us to here in North Las Vegas and beyond.

Live ON Mission

Core Value

1. Live FOR Jesus We live for Jesus in every area of our lives. 2. Live IN Community We live in diverse community as a united family. 3. Live ON Mission We live on mission to demonstrate and proclaim Jesus to the world around us.

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We live on Mission by living out our ordinary lives with gospel intentionality. God desires for us to thrive in our vocations and communities while we minister in and through them proclaiming and demonstrating the gospel. As we carry out our callings with authenticity and joy in the homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces where God has placed us, we carry out God’s mission. When we join God and use our uniqueness together, others flourish and communities are renewed. We are also called to serve, love and care for the welfare of our community. This means that we are accountable for those without Christ, without hope, without means to provide for themselves, without a voice, without family and without a community that cares. We not only do this locally, but globally as well.

Big Idea:

Big Idea: Live ON Mission

John 20:21

Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you."

Acts 1:1

In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach,

Acts 17:16-34

Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, "What does this babbler wish to say?" Others said, "He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities"—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection. And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? For you bring some strange things to our ears. We wish to know therefore what these things mean." Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new. So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: "Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, 'To the unknown god.' What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for "'In him we live and move and have our being'; as even some of your own poets have said, "'For we are indeed his offspring.' Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead." Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked. But others said, "We will hear you again about this." So Paul went out from their midst. But some men joined him and believed, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them.

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“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” - C.S. Lewis

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Aware (Acts 17:16, 17:22-24)

Acts 17:16

Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols.

Acts 17:22-24

So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: "Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, 'To the unknown god.' What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man,

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Attitude (Acts 17:16)

Acts 17:16

Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols.

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“To try to improve society is not wordiness but love. To wash your hands of society is not love but worldliness.” - John Stott

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Action

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“If God were to remove your church, would people who never attended it notice that it was gone?” Tim Keller

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"It’s been a pleasure associating with the membership of Grace Point Church. If eve-ry organization and every individual could appreciate the value of service and the re-wards received from helping others, as Grace Point Church does, our nation as a whole would be a much better place to live. Acts of service and educational opportu-nities that strengthen individuals and families have a positive influence on the growth and success of our community and our nation as a whole. These efforts build a sense of unity and bless people’s lives. It is good to know that there are individuals and or-ganizations that genuinely care about our society and our future." John J. Lee, Mayor City of North Las Vegas

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