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Group Bible Study #2

This Sunday we are continuing with looking together at what the early church actually taught about the cross and salvation. Our questions are the same as two weeks ago:

  • Who is saved?
  • What are we saved from?
  • What are we saved for/to?
  • What are the roles of God/Jesus/us?

There’s a bunch of passages again, but this time they are mostly really short. If you can, have a look at them before Sunday and see if you notice any patterns.

Colossians 2:11-15, 1 Peter 2:21-24, Romans 6:8-11, Colossians 1:19-20, Ephesians 2

Nicole

Group Bible Study #1

For the rest of April and May, we are going to do something a little different. Instead of a sermon, we are all going to dive into scripture and see what we find together. Our mission is to discover what the apostles and early church believed about the cross and salvation. We have four questions to answer:

  • Who is saved?
  • What are we saved from?
  • What are we saved for/to?
  • What are the roles of God/Jesus/us?

This week we are starting with a survey of Acts. Passages to look at are Acts 2:16-40, 3:12-26, 4:8-12, 5:29-32, 10:34-43 and 13:26-41. I encourage you to read these ahead of time and give them time to rattle around in your brain a bit. With much love,

Nicole

Sermon Audio – The Gospel in Chairs

This may be my last Freshwind sermon recording, and if it is I am glad to end off this way. I still remember the first time I saw this and how it set fireworks off in my brain!

Unfortunately, the visual effect of the chairs is hard to transfer with an audio recording. If you have trouble following the movement of the chairs, I recommend you view Brad Jersak’s video version, found here.

In Jesus name, I bless you to understand how much bigger and grander and kinder and more beautiful God is than we ever imagined. Much love,

Nicole

The Gospel in Chairs

This week we are talking about the most important thing we ever can, in my opinion. It’s the gospel and our understanding of salvation.

The reason this is so important is because it permeates everything. Our beliefs on who is saved and how, are reflected in our beliefs about the character of God. The God we believe in is the one we try to emulate. This determines our character, our actions on a day to day basis, our politics and the causes we get involved in.

Our beliefs on salvation also direct our beliefs and practices around evangelism, and evangelism can be helpful, ineffective, or downright harmful as a result.

So on Sunday I am going to do my version of a presentation of the gospel that I learned from Brad Jersak, called the Gospel in Chairs, and then we are going to talk together about what salvation means. Bring your ideas and your questions. See you Sunday,

Nicole

Audio found here.

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