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In "Looking at the Big Picture" we look at what life is all about according to the Bible by looking at Jesus, the gospel, the church and the mission of the church. This teaching is the introduction to the gospel series "Growing Deep in the Gospel".

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0. Looking at the Big Picture

  1. 1. Looking at the Big Picture
  2. 2. What doesGod sayGirl Reading Biblelife is all about?
  3. 3. Life’s Big Questions1. Why did God create me?2. What is the purpose of life?3. What is God’s will for me?4. How do I decide what is important in life?
  4. 4. Girl andQuestion Marks
  5. 5. Magnifying Glass
  6. 6. Danger Sign
  7. 7. Frog on Pot
  8. 8. Frog Outside Pot
  9. 9. Frog in Pot
  10. 10. Boiling Water
  11. 11. Dangerous Inuences 1. Materialism 2. Individualism 3. Relativism 4. Pragmatism 5. Consumerism
  12. 12. Holding the Earth
  13. 13. My Story
  14. 14. Sistine Chapel Ceiling
  15. 15. RealityFor everything comes from him andexists by his power and is intendedfor his glory. All glory to him forever!Amen. Romans 11:36 (NLT)
  16. 16. RealityFor whoever wants to save their lifewill lose it, but whoever loses theirlife for me and for the gospel willsave it. Mark 8:35 (NIV)
  17. 17. Reality…You are not your own; you werebought at a price. Therefore honorGod with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)
  18. 18. RealityAnd he died for all, that thosewho live should no longer live forthemselves but for him who diedfor them and was raised again. 2 Corinthians 5:15 (NIV)
  19. 19. RealityI have been crucified with Christand I no longer live, but Christ livesin me. The life I now live in the body,I live by faith in the Son of God, wholoved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
  20. 20. It’s About Jesus!“We were created to live for something,someone bigger than ourselves. We weredesigned to live with, for, and through theLord. God is meant to be the motivationand hope of everything we do. Hispleasure, his honor, and his will are thethings for which we are meant to live. Butthe foolishness of sin really does causeus to reduce our lives to the size andshape of our lives.” Paul Tripp
  21. 21. Looking through Binoculars
  22. 22. The Big Picture JesusGospel Church Mission
  23. 23. My Story
  24. 24. His Story
  25. 25. It’s about Jesus!
  26. 26. It’s About Jesus!You search the Scriptures becauseyou think they give you eternal life.But the Scriptures point to me! John 5:39 (NLT)
  27. 27. It’s About Jesus!Then Jesus said to them, “You foolishpeople! You find it so hard to believe allthat the prophets wrote in the Scriptures.Wasn’t it clearly predicted that theMessiah would have to suffer all thesethings before entering his glory?” ThenJesus took them through the writings ofMoses and all the prophets, explainingfrom all the Scriptures the thingsconcerning himself. Luke 24:25-27 (NLT)
  28. 28. Bible Gospel Jesus
  29. 29. It’s About Jesus!but in these last days he has spokento us by his Son, whom he appointedheir of all things, and through whomhe made the universe. The Son is theradiance of Gods glory and the exactrepresentation of his being,sustaining all things by his powerfulword… Hebrews 1:2-3 (NIV)
  30. 30. It’s About Jesus!“But when the Son of Man comes in hisglory, and all the angels with him, then hewill sit upon his glorious throne. All thenations will be gathered in his presence,and he will separate the people as ashepherd separates the sheep from thegoats. He will place the sheep at his righthand and the goats at his left… “Andthey will go away into eternalpunishment, but the righteous will gointo eternal life.” Matthew 25:31-33, 46 (NLT)
  31. 31. It’s About Jesus!Therefore God also has highly exaltedHim and given Him the name which isabove every name, that at the name ofJesus every knee should bow, of thosein heaven, and of those on earth, and ofthose under the earth, and that everytongue should confess that Jesus Christis Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11 (NIV)
  32. 32. It’s About Jesus!1. Jesus created the universe2. Jesus sustains all things3. Jesus will inherit all things4. Jesus will judge everyone5. Jesus will be King over all
  33. 33. Jesus
  34. 34. The Big Picture JesusGospel Church Mission
  35. 35. The Trinity and the Gospel1. The Father established the eternal plan of salvation and sent His Son.2. Jesus fulfilled the plan and accomplished redemption for man.3. The Spirit applies the benefits of Christ’s atonement to believers.
  36. 36. Isus pe Cruce
  37. 37. Gospel Church Mission JesusGospel Church Mission
  38. 38. Importance of the GospelBut he replied, “I must preach theGood News of the Kingdom of Godin other towns, too, because that iswhy I was sent.” Luke 4:43 (NLT)
  39. 39. Importance of the GospelI am not ashamed of the gospel,because it is the power of God forthe salvation of everyone whobelieves… Romans 1:16 (NIV 84)
  40. 40. The GospelThe gospel is the good news of whatGod has done through His Son JesusChrist to restore His reign and ruleover all creation and bringreconciliation to all those who repentand place their trust in Jesus.
  41. 41. Aspects of the Gospel1. Understanding/Believing2. Living the gospel3. Proclaiming the gospel4. Defending the gospel
  42. 42. Understanding the Gospel 1. Growing in knowledge and understanding of the gospel. 2. Able to write out the gospel. 3. Able to clearly explain the gospel to others.
  43. 43. Understanding the GospelYou never leave the gospel to goonto other things. You only godeeper into it.
  44. 44. Living the Gospel1. Preach the gospel to yourself daily.2. Live based on the truths of who you are in Christ.3. Live a cruciform life.4. Live a life of repentance and faith.
  45. 45. Proclaiming the Gospel1. Holy Spirit – need for prayer2. Gospel – know it well3. Testimony – your story & life
  46. 46. Defending the Gospel1. Why believe in God?2. Why believe that the Bible is the Word of God?3. Why does God allow evil and suffering?4. Why does God send people to hell?
  47. 47. The Church
  48. 48. Gospel Church Mission JesusGospel Church Mission
  49. 49. Importance of the ChurchAs you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen byGod and precious to him—you also,like living stones, are being built intoa spiritual house to be a holypriesthood, offering spiritualsacrifices acceptable to God throughJesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4-5 (NIV)
  50. 50. Importance of the ChurchGod’s purpose in all this was to usethe church to display his wisdom in itsrich variety to all the unseen rulers andauthorities in the heavenly places. Thiswas his eternal plan, which he carriedout through Christ Jesus our Lord. Ephesians 3:10-11 (NLT)
  51. 51. Importance of the ChurchA spiritual gift is given to each of usso we can help each other…All of youtogether are Christ’s body, and eachof you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:7, 27 (NLT)
  52. 52. Bride of Christ
  53. 53. Body of Christ
  54. 54. Family of God
  55. 55. TrinitySymbol
  56. 56. The ChurchThe Church is a community of peoplewho belong to God through faith inJesus Christ.
  57. 57. The ChurchThe church is a community ofimperfect people clinging to aper fect Christ who are beingperfected by grace. Jonathan Dodson
  58. 58. The ChurchThe Church is God’s People saved byGod’s Power for God’s Purposes. Soma Communities
  59. 59. The ChurchThe purpose of the church is to serveas an outpost of Jesus’ kingdom thatmakes the invisible kingdom visibleby the grace of God and power of theHoly Spirit. Mark Driscoll
  60. 60. City on a Hill
  61. 61. The Mission: Making
  62. 62. Gospel Church Mission JesusGospel Church Mission
  63. 63. Our Mission Glorifying God and JesusProclaiming Discipling Loving Kingdom of God
  64. 64. Throne
  65. 65. GoalAfter John was put in prison, Jesuswent into Galilee, proclaiming thegood news of God. “The time hascome,” he said. “The kingdom ofGod has come near. Repent andbelieve the good news!” Mark 1:14-15 (NIV)
  66. 66. Goalyour kingdom come, your will bedone on earth as it is in heaven… Butseek first his kingdom and hisrighteousness, and all these thingswill be given to you as well. Matthew 6:10, 33 (NIV)
  67. 67. Goal…which he exerted in Christ when heraised him from the dead and seated himat his right hand in the heavenly realms,far above all rule and authority, power anddominion, and every title that can begiven, not only in the present age but alsoin the one to come. And God placed allthings under his feet and appointed him tobe head over everything for the church, Ephesians 1:20-22 (NIV)
  68. 68. GoalOur goal is to bring the reign andrule of God over all aspects of Hiscreation.
  69. 69. Jesus teaching disciples
  70. 70. The MissionJesus came and told his disciples, “I havebeen given all authority in heaven and onearth. Therefore, go and make disciples ofall the nations, baptizing them in thename of the Father and the Son and theHoly Spirit. Teach these new disciples toobey all the commands I have given you.And be sure of this: I am with you always,even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT)
  71. 71. The MissionAnd He said to them, “Go into allthe world and preach the gospelto every creature. Mark 16:15 (NKJ)
  72. 72. The MissionBut you will receive power when theHoly Spirit comes upon you. Andyou will be my witnesses, tellingpeople about me everywhere—inJerusalem, throughout Judea, inSamaria, and to the ends of theearth.” Acts 1:8 (NLT) (see Luke 24:48-49)
  73. 73. The MissionAgain Jesus said, “Peace be withyou! As the Father has sent me, I amsending you.” John 20:21 (NIV)
  74. 74. Great Commandment“Teacher, which is the most importantcommandment in the law of Moses?” Jesusreplied, “‘You must love the LORD your Godwith all your heart, all your soul, and all yourmind.’ This is the first and greatestcommandment. A second is equallyimportant: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’The entire law and all the demands of theprophets are based on these twocommandments.” Matthew 22:36-40 (NLT)
  75. 75. Great CommandmentLike Jesus we are to go out in thepower of the Holy Spirit and proclaimthe gospel and make disciples wholove God and people of all those whorespond to the gospel.
  76. 76. Gospel Living
  77. 77. Our Ultimate PurposeGlory to him in the church and in ChristJesus through all generations foreverand ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:21 (NLT)... as God’s grace reaches more andmore people, there will be greatthanksgiving, and God will receivemore and more glory. 2 Corinthians4:15 (NLT)
  78. 78. Summary of our Purpose The ultimate purpose of all we do is to bring God glory. When God is glorified people worship Him.
  79. 79. Mountainman is Sunset“Chief end of Top to glorifyGod and enjoy Him forever.” The Westminster Confession
  80. 80. Question Mark in Sky What is the Glory of God?
  81. 81. Mountainof GodSunset “The glory Top is the innite beauty and greatness of his manifold perfections.” John Piper
  82. 82. Golden Clouds Everything thatcomes forth from God is His glory.
  83. 83. The Sun
  84. 84. Jesus on Cross
  85. 85. What doesGod sayGirl Reading Biblelife is all about?
  86. 86. God’s Will For Us1. Goal - to bring the reign and rule of God over all aspects of His creation.2. Mission - to share the gospel in order to make disciples of Jesus who love God and people3.Purpose - to bring glory to Jesus and the Father so they may be worshiped
  87. 87. To know Godand to makeGospel Living Him known
  88. 88. The Big Picture JesusGospel Church Mission