manifested in the flesh• The incarnation of Christ models revelatory compassion The church must preach the truth of Christology wrapped in acts of grace
vindicated by the Spirit• The baptism of Christ identified Him as the Messiah and launched His ministry The church must be a Spirit-filled organization and a godly institution
seen by angels• The life, death and resurrection of Christ was a public display of His mission The church must be publicly witnessing to the power of the resurrection
proclaimed among the nations• Jesus came to teach; He trained His disciples to preach. Both Jew and Gentile gathered to hear His message The church must be preaching the gospel “until the whole world knows”
believed on in the world• Many came to Jesus by faith, and having their sins forgiven, followed Him The church will be successful only if its members are converted, committed and connected by grace through faith
taken up in glory• Jesus finished His earthly ministry and was exalted and elevated to Heaven The church is now the effective Body of Christ, left behind to influence the world; we are awaiting glorification
Structure (better?) Christ’s actual life on the • Lines 1-3 earth Christ’s representative • Lines 4-6 life on earth
Conclusion• The gospel of JESUS CHRIST is a significant, foundational doctrine.• The longevity of this LOCAL CHURCH depends on it.• Our doctrinal statement is a declaration of what we BELIEVE.• What we believe affects how we BEHAVE.
ConclusionGREAT is the uniqueness of ChristianityGREAT is the importance of the Church GREAT is the truth of the gospel GREAT is the example of Christ GREAT is the mystery of godliness
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