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Gospel centered churches


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A biblical look at what it really means to be a "Gospel-Centered Church"

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Gospel centered churches

  1. 1. Gospel-Centered Churches Matthew 16:13-18 Zane Brown, D.Min. Colleton Baptist Association Use it freely, but give credit
  2. 2. Gospel-Centered Churches <ul><li>What we believe determines how we follow; Luke 14:25-33 </li></ul><ul><li>Gospel-Centered Churches will consist of those who are willing to sacrifice all in order to follow Jesus; Luke 9:23-26 </li></ul><ul><li>Gospel-Centered Churches will live out their words of faith with actions; Hebrews 11:6; James 1:22 </li></ul>
  3. 3. You’re the Only Jesus Gospel-Centered Churches <ul><ul><li>see their Mission as “Making Disciples;” Matthew 28:18-20 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>are devoted to a whole gospel; heaven AND hell, repentance AND redemption, Satan AND the Savior, flesh AND spirit, losing AND living, the power of the gospel Rom 1:16 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Gospel-Centered Churches <ul><li>Embrace the Kingdom of Heaven as our TRUE citizenship; Phil. 3:20 </li></ul><ul><li>Act with humility, justice & mercy toward “the least of these;” Matt. 25:31-46; I John 3:18-19 </li></ul><ul><li>Depends solely on the power of the Holy Spirit to work within and through us; 2 Cor. 3:6; </li></ul><ul><li>Gal 5:16-23; Ephesians 6:18 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Gospel-Centered Churches <ul><li>reproduce disciples, leaders, groups, ministries, churches & movements; </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus said, “ Open your eyes & look at the fields, for they are ready for harvest; ” John 4:34ff </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not as much about weekend services as it is about planting, watering, & cultivating the “seed of the gospel; </li></ul>
  6. 6. So What Should I Do <ul><li>Test your spiritual DNA! </li></ul><ul><li>Ask God to help you to see the fields around you where HE is already working! </li></ul><ul><li>Ask God to help you do YOUR part in this agricultural process called “evangelism!” </li></ul><ul><li>Claim the harvest! </li></ul>