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Inviting Others to Gospel Community

March 20, 2016 | Acts 2:44-47 | gospel, community, evangelism

In the book of Acts, Luke recorded how the early church was so saturated with the grace, power and love from the gospel of Christ that God continually added new believers to their number. We can be a gospel saturated community that is marked by the grace, power and love of Christ, so that we see God adding believers to our number.

Always Prepared for Gospel Sharing

March 13, 2016 | 1 Peter 3:13-16 | gospel, evangelism, community

In the apostle Peter’s first letter, he told believers that whether they are living in good times or difficult times, they should always be prepared to share the gospel hope they have in Christ with others. We can be always prepared to share our gospel hope in Christ no matter our life’s circumstance.

Proclamation follows passion

March 11, 2016 | witnessing, jesus, passion, proclamation, witness, sharing, gospel, God, Christ, evangelism, Gary Combs

“In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15 ESV). “What you say flows from what is in your heart” (Luke 6:45 NLT).

Ordinary Living with Gospel Intentionality

March 6, 2016 | Colossians 4:2-6 | gospel, community, evangelism

Over the next few weeks we will be discussing how we can make the gospel the center focus of our lives by building relationships, sharing the gospel, and introducing people to our community of believers. Together, these three activities will not only result in a gospel centered lifestyle for us, but it will create an invitational culture in our church that will bring those far away from God into the Kingdom. This week we want to focus on the first strand of the three, which is building relationships with unbelievers by living with gospel intentionality.

Gospel-centered living

March 3, 2016 | jesus, gospel, good news, easter, church, Christ, Gary Combs, God

“Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person” (Colossians 4:5-6 ESV). Over the next few weeks we will be discussing how making the gospel the center focus of our lives will

Gospel Generosity

February 28, 2016 | 2 Corinthians 9:8-15 | gospel, generosity

When was the last time you were generous? Most of us have a hard time with being generous. Whether it’s an attitude that says, “I earned it, so it’s mine.” Or a fear that worries, “I’m afraid I won’t have enough for me.” We struggle with generosity. What’s the greatest gift you’ve ever received? For the believer, the answer is the same: Christ. He is the gift of God that expresses God’s surpassing grace towards us. There is no greater gift. This is the gospel: Because of the surpassing generous grace of God, we are offered salvation in Christ!

Boda-boda gospel partners

July 9, 2015 | jesus, gospel, motorcycle, Uganda, God, George Mbonye

” I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus

Of gentleness, scarves, and neckties

July 2, 2015 | missions, Kisoro, gospel, Uganda, gentleness, gentle

But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. (1 Thessalonians 2:7-8 ESV). We just returned

The Resurrection Is Fulfilled At Christ’s Return

April 26, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 | gospel, easter, exposition

Pastor Gary Combs concluded this 4-week sermon series on the resurrection with this message from 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. In this message, Pastor Gary taught how the apostle Paul closed out the 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians like a great three movement symphony with a great cresendo! Paul declared to the believers in Corinth how they should live in response to the fulfillment of the resurrection at the time of Christ’s return. We can hear and follow these instructions on how to live and “be” in view of Christ’s return. The text gives us three ways to “be” in view of Christ’s return.

The Resurrection Is a Physical Reality

April 19, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 15:35-49 | gospel, easter, exposition

Pastor Gary Combs continues the sermon series “Rise Again – Come Again” with this third message from 1 Corinthians 15 about the nature of the resurrection body that believers will one day receive. Do you have questions about the nature of the body that will be raised upon Christ’s return? Do you wonder what happens to the body of the one who is lost at sea, dismembered in an explosion or cremated? How can God raise such a one? What about the infant or child who dies, will they receive a child’s body or an adult one? What about the deaf, the blind, the mentally handicapped? What kind of body will they receive? The Bible says, that believers get a body like Christ’s!