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Gospel centred sermons, based on the lectionary often in advance.

May 10, 2013

Focus readings: Acts 2:1-11; Romans 8:14-17; John 14:8-17

As a church and as individual Christians we are not called to save or preserve the church. We are called to love God and our neighbours. We are called to share God’s love with others in our daily lives through worship witness and service..” What we are not called to do is “make the church survive”.

In Acts 2 we learn that the church did not begin as an effort to start a committee, or an organisation or a building project. It started because the Spirit was poured out. When a bunch of people began passionately sharing God’s love, telling the world that Jesus died that we might be forgiven, and that he lives to give us a new life.

We are part of that group of people. We are plugged in, powerful, passionate preachers. And our job is not to save or rescue this church, or even to worry about its future. Our job is to share Christ’s love in our daily lives, through worship, witness and service.

Questions for thought or discussion.

What is the purpose of the church?

How did you come to faith? What people wore involved? What was mor important in your faith journey, the people who shared faith with you or something else?

How do you respond to the idea that you are or could be a "Plugged in, Powerfull, Passionate Preacher"?