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State of the Union (Part 3) The Core Values of the Church (Matthew 16:18)

January 19, 2020

Christology
Love God - Worship

Missiology
Love Others - Community

Ecclesiology
Love the World - Service
Christology

Love God

Worship
Pew Research (US Protestants 2017)

52% good deeds + faith in God
make it to heaven

52% Scripture is NOT the sole norm
for faith & practice

23% salvation comes only through faith alone
Christian Smith
Sociologist

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism
Moralistic

People are good
Religion makes you better
Church makes you better
Therapeutic

God did not make us for His glory
God exists for our happiness
Religion is a therapy (no depravity)
Peace of Mind vs. Peace with God
Deism

God is a supporting cast in my movie
God is out of the picture
Cosmic butler
Matthew 16

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Matthew 16

17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.
Missiology

Love Others

Community
Matthew 16

18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
Jesus - worldview - Peter

Christlikeness

 

Christlikeness

what Jesus said about you

Results in Community

Result - get to

Evidence - have to
Matthew 16

18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
I will build
you through

my church
received/chosen - worldview
33 years
Righteousness

FROM God (Resurrection)
set apart for Him

OF God (Crucifixion)
set apart from God
Matthew 16

18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

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