Two things are eternal. The local church as God’s primary means of fulfilling the Great Commission. Jesus Christ is the head. Metaphors of the Church. Church life.
What does it take to be committed? Deciding who is #1. Sacrifice. Perseverance.
Foundational Grace. Functional Grace. Future Grace. How can we live as a people of grace?
Four things we know.
Love (forgiveness, encouragement, protection) Growth (teaching, correction, example) Partnership in the Gospel Who are you thankful for?
How important is faith? Reasons to be “thankful” for our faith (gospel): Inherit eternal life. Forgiveness of sins. Justification. Power.