Church People Week 2
Church People are PEOPLE OF THE BOOK
All these things Jesus said to the people in the form of stories; and without a story he said nothing to them. Matthew 13:34
“Stories are a communal currency of humanity”
What kind of story are you telling yourself?
- About Yourself
- About Your Life
- About Your Past
- About The World
- About The Future
- About God
We become people of the book when we participate in the purpose of the book.
All authority in heaven and earth is given unto me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them everything I have commanded you.
- Matthew 28:18-20
Three truths here:
JESUS is the Authority
He involves us in HIS MISSION
We make disciples by TELLING THE STORY
All the believers devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals and to prayer. Acts 2:42.
Jesus is the AUTHORITY. The book is his AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
The book CUTS, but it’s not a WEAPON
“ For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.”
The Bible is Effective when it is Embodied
Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.
You have often heard me teach. Now I want you to tell these same things to followers who can be trusted to tell others.
2 Tim 2:2 CEV
Chris's story becomes our story when we participate in his purpose.
--- Show graphic about Serve 15 if you wish and if there is one. I will close by inviting people into the projects.