- 1 Corinthians 15:20-26
One of the foundational truths of the Christian gospel is that salvation is by grace. But if that’s how we come into the family of God, then that matters for the way we relate to one another in the local church. To put it simply: if salvation is by grace, then church must be by grace. And that means we prioritise gracious relationships.
How does a person change? What should we do when we feel like we’re not changing as we’d hoped? As we continue our series on the values of CCIW, we take a look at how grace frees us from try-harder Christianity and leads us into deep, heart-level change.
What is to proclaim the gospel? Why should we do it? And perhaps even more challenging, how should we do it. Explore these questions in this first of two sermons on our stance as a church towards those outside Christ.
It’s so counter-intuitive: service is greatness, the last will be first, death is life. And yet it is so powerful when you grasp it, or rather, this gospel shaped reality graps your heart, and turns you into a servant after Jesus’ heart.