Draft that I’m working on: any thoughts or ideas will be helpful
GOSPEL delivered by grace
a heart-changed ambassador
Mission Fields that consist of:
Self – Family – Church – Community – State/Nation – World
Preach the GOSPEL to each of these (everyone – not just pastors)
Become an informed ambassador
PRAY! Read the Word. PRAY! Memorize the Word. PRAY!
PRAY! Lead family. PRAY! Exhort and involve. PRAY!
PRAY! Fellowship and invest. PRAY! Lead ministry. PRAY!
PRAY! Take the GOSPEL out. PRAY! Share/Give/invest. PRAY!
PRAY! Model, visit, learn. PRAY! Cooperate, share, help. PRAY!
PRAY! Go. PRAY! Send. PRAY! Invest. PRAY!
So every time the Bible demands you to do something do not think, “I must do this to take away my guilt or to get forgiveness or to get a right standing with God.” (legalism) Rather think, “I will do this because my guilt is already removed, I am already forgiven, I already have the gift of God’s righteousness, and so I know that God is for me and will help me. So I will trust him and obey him and display by my radical, risk-taking obedience the glory of God’s grace. And I will draw nearer and nearer to him in the fellowship of his sufferings and the joy of his companionship. (Christian life) – John Piper from “How does the Gospel save sinners? – part 3” sermon given on Aug 23, 1998.
You need to be reminded of this every day. I need to be reminded every day. Not just when you are saved and are beginning your Christian life.
Sermon: How does the Gospel Save Sinners? – part 3
Sermon Text: Romans 1:16-17, Habakkuk 2:4
We did not have any resolutions this year. We both, that is Jess and I, are committed to being as healthy as can be. That means eating better and getting more exercise. We’ve both decided to enter our information in an Android app called myfitnesspal. We are also working toward being constant in Family Devotions, and by the grace of God that has been going pretty regularly for the last 6 months.
I want to make a commitment to be satisfied with less and giving more to those who need it.
As the weeks accumulate and the days start getting longer again I will post more about what we resolve to do by the help of God and always to the praise of His glory.