Teaching Series: August to November 2010
Have you ever had a hair cut that completely transforms your look?
I had one where good friends literally walked past me, not recognising me at all. Transforming our look is relatively easy but transforming our hearts is a whole different ball game. However, it is one that God specialises in. God’s Gospel completely transforms us. Paul knew this experience personally and writes that Christians are to be called new creations (Galatians 2:20)! New in what way? Well new in attitude, in character, in action, new in priority and that’s just for starters.
However God’s gospel doesn’t just transform individuals; It is far more powerful than that. It has the power to transform families, communities, towns, countries and ultimately the whole world. We read in Acts of the Gospel of God spreading quickly and how it transformed the whole known world at the time.
Together, with the book of Acts as a guide we will be exploring what it means to see God’s Kingdom come all around our broken world today. We live in interesting times where we see glimpses of God’s Kingdom but certainly not it’s fulfilment. We still live in a world of injustice, poverty, greed, pain and brokenness. So, what does God’s Kingdom here on earth actually look like? What does it mean to have a gospel for the whole person and for the whole world? What part do we have to play in the God’s Mission? What can we learn from other Christians around the world? What does it mean to live like Gospel people in our homes, our communities and in this world?
Let’s explore what it means to have a Global Gospel.
It will change our world!