Monday, September 30, 2013
Proclaiming Jesus Christ
Colossians 1:24-29 September 29, 2013 Link for audio/video/document
God expects for the afflictions of Christ to be presented to the world through the afflictions of his people, so that when they do experience times of affliction the world will see the infinite value of Christ's afflictions on the cross for the forgiveness of sin and the resultant new transformed life God offers them through the risen Christ. We, the church, are the gathered people of God. We are to be the physical presence of Jesus on earth. Our purpose is to bear witness in proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ unto the world by passionately following Jesus, sharing in the sufferings of Jesus, fully giving of ourselves to serving Jesus, trusting in the promises of Jesus, fulfilling the purpose of Jesus, enabled by power of Jesus.