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The Gospel is About Receiving, not Earning

April 14, 2013 | Ephesians 2:1-10 | easter, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs continues the EVANGELIUM series with this message from the book of Ephesians about receiving the free gift of God’s grace, which is salvation. This message emphasizes that the receiving of this grace is not just the ABCs of being a Christian, it is the “A to Z” of being a follower of Christ. We never outgrow our need for the gospel. In fact, we can’t continue growing without a deeper and deeper understanding of its message.

The Gospel is About Relationship, not Religion

April 7, 2013 | John 3:1-21 | easter, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs continues the 4-week series “Evangelium: What the Gospel Is… And Isn’t” with this message from John 3. This message shows how the encounter between the religious Pharisee named Nicodemus and the Lord Jesus reveals the distinctive nature of the gospel contrasted with religion. Because while religion attempts to work from the outside-in, the gospel does its work from the inside out. Or as Jesus told Nicodemus, “You must be born again.”

The Gospel is Good News, not Good Advice

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

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.

Evangelium: What the gospel is… and isn’t

March 29, 2013 | Christ, easter, evangelism, God, good news, gospel, jesus, news, resurrection

“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand,  and by which you are being saved” (1 Corinthians 15:1-2 ESV). We’re starting a new 4-week sermon series this Easter weekend talking about the gospel. As the apostle Paul saw the need to remind the church at Corinth of the… Read more »