The controversy of the Gospel isn’t any of the things that society wants to place on it. It’s the fact that it confronts our sin and nature head-on and shows us our need for a spiritual, supernatural, and single savior. Jesus.
In this second part of the 2020 Advent series, Pastor Dustin delves deeper into reasons we should not fear and how God comes toward us to calm our fear and instruct our faith to build us up.
Does the DNA of your church match the pages of scripture. We continue our dive into scripture to understand the makeup and identity of an authentic church. A Gospel-centered church is another DNA trait, understanding that our faith in God’s redemptive plan is the central story of the bible and that we see that faith is the grid for how we live our lives upward, inward and outward.
The Parable of the Sower is about the spreading of the Gospel, about the message and about the heart of those who hear. The seed is the Word, the sower is communication and the soil is our hearts. Two of those things remain constant in every setting but the hearts change throughout the story. Pastor Mark discusses the comparisons of the soil to the 4 types of heart and encourages us to know which is ours and gives us thoughts in how to make our hearts a fertile field where God’s Word can produce incredible fruit.