"Evangelium" is the Latin word for "Good News". We often misunderstand the Gospel and make it about good advice, earning, religion, or self-improvement. But the Gospel is simply Good News, and it is about relationship, receiving, and surrender.

The Gospel is Good News, not Good Advice

March 31, 2013 | 1 Corinthians 15:1-22 | gospel, easter

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new 4-week sermon series on Easter weekend entitled Evangelium: What the Gospel Is… And What It Isn’t. This message is taken from 1 Corinthians 15 and and discusses the importance of recognizing that the gospel is the good news about Christ’s resurrection for us to believe, not advice for us to follow. The gospel is about what Christ has already done, not what we need to do.

Loving Our Jerusalem

In Acts 2:42, Jesus told his disciples that they would be his witnesses in "Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." He said this because they were in Jerusalem. We live in Wilson. Also, in Jeremiah 29:4-7, the prophet God told the Israelites to seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you." In this sermon series, we are learning how to share our love in the city God has sent us to.

Telling God’s Love Story

March 24, 2013 | John 12:12-19 | evangelism

Pastor Gary Combs concluded the 6-part sermon series entitled “Loving Our Jerusalem” with this Palm Sunday message from John about how to tell the story of God’s love. This message is a powerful explanation of the gospel for the one seeking to believe. It is also an excellent training message for those who would learn a simple way to share the gospel.

Sharing His Love Through Your Story

March 17, 2013 | Acts 26 | evangelism

Pastor Gary Combs continues the this series with a message from Acts 26 based on the apostle Paul’s testimony before King Agrippa. In this testimony we can learn how to share our testimony and so share the love of God with others. This is a very practical message designed to encourage and train believers to be storytellers and gospel witnesses.

Loving Your Neighbor

March 10, 2013 | Luke 10:25-37 | evangelism

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “Loving Our Jerusalem” sermon series with this message based on the parable of the Good Samaritan. In this message we learn that the question is not “Who is my neighbor?” But rather, “What kind of neighbor am I?’

Discovering Your Gospel Love Language

March 3, 2013 | 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 | evangelism, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs continued his sermon series entitled “Loving Our Jerusalem” with this message from 1 Corinthians about the different approaches that the Apostle Paul was willing to use in order to share the gospel with others. Paul demonstrated the importance of witnessing in a language that the hearer could understand. This “love language” is different for everyone. This message discusses the seven witnessing love languages that one might use to share the gospel with others.