Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sermon Notes from Sunday, 6.5.11

Here are the notes from Sunday's sermon in the series Taking Aim.  This one was targeted at evangelism, certainly a tough and uncomfortable topic among people in the church.  As always, you'll be able to find these notes in PDF and the sermon audio at  Give us a few extra days, as our webmaster extraordinaire is on a mission trip.  You will also be able to find the audio on iTunes via our podcast.

Taking Aim at Evangelism
Part 1 – Titus 3.3-8

God shows us up in Christ (v.4)
  • God moves toward a broken world.
  • God is holy and has holy love.
  • God’s love is anchored in the person and work of Christ.
  • False Gospel:  there is another way to know God.

God saves us (v.5)
  • We cannot and do not save ourselves.
  • False Gospel:  sin robs us of fullness and Christ helps us reach our potential.  
  • God has pity on us.
  • Regeneration:  change of allegiance and affection.  

God justifies us (v.7)
  • False Gospel:  sin doesn’t deserve judgment but compassionate understanding.
  • Christ takes our sin and punishment, then gives us His righteousness.

God adopts us (v.7)
  • Christ brings us into His Kingdom as heirs with Him.
  • His redeemed family is central to His redemptive purpose.
  • False Gospel:  salvation is only individual and the church is optional.

Application for Evangelism (v.8)
  • Insist on these things – just because they are not popular doesn’t mean their not true.
  • Demonstrate these things – intentionally and consistently give yourself to good works.

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