What God’s people should be like: THE PRINCIPLES Luke’s Gospel Acts 1:1-2 “In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.”
Luke’s Gospel 1:5 – 4:13 Jesus birth & preparation WHO IS JESUS? 4:14 – 9:50 What Jesus began to DO (Galilee) 9:51 – 19:27 What Jesus began to TEACH (journey to Jerusalem) “THE WAY” (WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?) 19:28 – 24:53 Jesus last week, death, resurrection & ascension WHAT JESUS DID FOR US
Luke 9:57-10:42 THE WAY OF CHRIST IN SUMMARY 9:57-62 The Challengeto FOLLOW whatever the cost =DISCIPLESHIP 10:1-24 The Callto PROCLAIM whatever the response =MISSION 10:25-42 The Commandto LOVE above all else, across all boundaries =WORSHIP & FELLOWSHIP/SERVICE
What God’s people should be like: THE PRINCIPLES Luke’s Gospel Love God Give him everything Love People Proclaim God’s love Serve & set free
What God’s people should be like: IN PRACTICE: Acts 2:42-27 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
What God’s people should be like: IN PRACTICE: What about us? God’s Family on Mission Together in and Around Abingdon Our identity=God’s people Our atmosphere=Family Our purpose=Mission (going to people...) Our method=Together (every part needed) Our assignment=Abingdon & surrounding area
A bingdon Community Church GOD’S FAMILYMISSION UP IN OUT LOVE & DISCIPLESHIP
What God’s people should be like: VISION FOR 2013? New level of passionate spirituality Prayer, worship, Spirit-life, pursuit of God Individually, small groups, whole body Increased clarity & focus on mission Divine strategy for more salvation How to see young people across town on fire? How to serve in love, esp. in South Abingdon? How to see God’s life in villages too?