Monday, September 24, 2012

Alienation - Reconciliation - Discipleship

Great white heron - north Monroe County near Lake Erie

What is, exactly, the "gospel?" What is the Good News? This coming Sunday (9/30/12) will be looking at some basic, foundation Christianity and deepening the meaning of the core message. It's found in Colossians 1:21-23 and reads:

21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through
death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation — 23 if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.

1. Alienation from God.
2. Reconciliation by Christ.
3. Discipleship. (Following after Jesus)

This coming Sunday at Redeemer.