Speaker: Ty Neal
Date: January 22, 2017
The church is anything but flawless or perfect. Honestly, it is a mess at times. Yet, Jesus said he would build it, love it, sustain it, use it, and return to fully reunite with it forever. He established it for his glory and the good of the world. It's one glorious mess! Come and discover how you can join in the glorious mess we call Grace Point Church during our new series. Glorious Mess: Welcome To The Church January 8th-22nd.
Make disciples of Jesus that live in community for the community.
Disciples live in community
-White Rabbit (“Hurry is a form of violence practiced on time. But time is sacred.” Eugene Peterson)
Luke 19:10 - For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Luke 5:31-32 - And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 32I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
QUOTE - “If Jesus is precious to you, you will not be able to keep your good news to yourself. You will be whispering it into your child’s ear. You will be telling it to your husband. You will be earnestly imparting it to your friend. Without the charms of eloquence you will be more than eloquent: your heart will speak, and your eyes will flash as you talk of His sweet love. Every Christian here is either a missionary or an impostor. Recollect that. You either try to spread abroad the kingdom of Christ, or else you do not love Him at all. It cannot be that there is a high appreciation of Jesus and a totally silent tongue about Him.” Charles Spurgeon
Big Idea: Insiders must go outside so outsiders can become insiders.
Colossians 4:2:Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
Communication with God
QUOTE-**Q“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” Oswald Chambers
**QUOTE-“Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance; it is laying hold of His willingness.” Richard Trench
Luke 11:11-13- What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Jeremiah 29:7 - But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.
Communication with Outsiders
Colossians 4:5 - Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
QUOTE -“I like your Christ I just don’t like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Gandhi
Colossians 4:3 - At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—
Colossians 4:6 - Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.