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CMIN 101 (Fa '16) T03 - Examine the news
Transcript of CMIN 101 (Fa '16) T03 - Examine the news
A Great Day
Who can tell us of a great day that he/she has experienced recently?
What does a great day for you look like?
What do you think Paul meant when he said, "I am not ashamed of the gospel?"
“The good news of salvation proclaimed by the prophets, angels, Christ and his church through the ages.” (Daniel Meyer, WE, 17.)
Romans 1:16, For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes . . .
“When the good news about Jesus is preached, God’s own power is unleashed. That power is capable of “saving” anyone.” (Moo, Encountering the Book of Romans, 44)
God, the creator, walks with his people
the good life was not good enough
- not ashamed; eager to share the gospel
- a message with power that brings people to salvation
- the gracious action of
God in Jesus Christ
Salvation is . . .
- sparing human beings
the penalty due upon sin
- being made right with God
- become full heirs of all his
promises through the
merit of Christ alone.
- salvation: saved
sin and death;
- salvation: saved
restored fellowship with God;
- salvation: is accomplished only when God has
finished his work for us at the end of history
banished from the garden; brought division; decay and death entered the world;
being without God forever
he came to us, gave his life for us and offered us new life
you/anyone can get right with God (justification); 2 Cor 5:19
This is our ultimate aim as witness to help people see that they can begin a new relationship with God.
Pick one of the following definitions and talk to your neighbor about the definition.
Although we have the best news (gospel) to share, we sometimes miss the opportunity. What may hinder a spiritual conversation?
The kingdom of God is a secret, a mystery, which can only be grasped by believers who truly want to hear.
in the kingdom is amazing.
for the King is indescribable joy.
is initiated by the
Word of God
is designed to take place in the
midst of the world
uses small things to grow
big things and impact lives.
that's otherwise unavailable to the human heart
The kingdom of God . . .