PRINCIPLES APPLIED & LIVED OUT:
The Faithful & Wise Servant
January 30th, Gathering
Matthew Chapter 24
At River Market Community Church we desire to be a group of people plugging into God's Story. To plug into God's Story we are to be gospel-, mission- and community-centered. To help us in our journey of becoming centered in such a way, we apply and live out principles and truths found in the Bible.
WHAT is the gospel? Simply, the gospel of grace: We are sinners saved by Jesus' works and not our own works for relationship with God.
With only a couple days left to live physically on the earth Jesus pulls his disciples together on a mountainside to talk with them. He warns, encourages and challenges them as he reveals the future to come. In Jesus' foretelling of the future there is great hope for his disciples creating an eager anticipation seeming to bubble over in the early church. As we place our faith in the gospel truths that Jesus came to earth as an infant, lived and ministered, died on a cross, raised from the dead, ascended to heaven and is coming back to make all things new we too can have hope for our everyday lives and our future as God's family.
A couple things found in this scripture passage:
This year of 2016, RMCC hopes to become better at existing for and through the gospel, living on mission & in community!
Work through the following questions to help you grow in your relationship with God and apply some of the principles from Matthew Chapter 24:
Your missional goal this week: In the upcoming weeks, prayerfully ask God to give you an opportunity to be wise and faithful and help spread the gospel to the ends of the earth by sharing the gospel with one person in your life. Seize the moment that God provides to share with someone in your neighborhood, school or work place.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Breakfast Party, February 6th @ 9am
We will discuss parts of the 'Making It Real' piece together. This Saturday we will all join (men & women) for one big breakfast party at Jim's Place @ 113 W. 5th St., #109, KCMO 64105.
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WE EXIST Through and For the Gospel
The gospel is a message of good news that is clearly laid out in the Bible, God's word; so the church must be word-centered. It is a word that transforms us, moves through us and rings out into our communities.
WE LIVE On A Mission
The gospel is a missional word; so the church must be mission-centered. We find ourselves in many relationships with all different kinds of people. We become comfortable in the way the relationship operates and become complacent in getting to know each other in deeper ways. It is good for our own growth and the growth of our relationships to talk of deeper matters including passions, dreams, emotions, politics and spiritual beliefs.
WE ARE In and Through Community
The gospel is people focused; it creates the Church and the Church is a family that is community-centered
To help us wrestle with God's Word and engage as a community, answer these questions prior to the next Saturday evening worship gathering.
Making It Real
This application piece is a follow-up to each Saturday evening sermon. We typically discuss assignments at the Missional Community Gatherings.