Out with the Old; In with the New


New Year's Resolution Coasters by Lucky Bee Press

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This is the time of the year when many people all over the world make a New Year’s Resolution. Some will join Charles Barkley in his quest to lose weight with Weight Watchers; others will strive to be more benevolent with their time or money; several will try to spend less time on Facebook or Twitter; and still others will try to read through the Bible.

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The Transforming Gospel

This blog post was adapted from a sermon that I gave at the Harvard Avenue Student Ministry youth group on Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

To see tweets related to this sermon when I spoke at the Gathering, a student-led worship service at John Brown University, on February 13,2011, click here.

After reading Romans 12:1-8, it is evident that an encounter with the saving grace of Jesus Christ is a transformational experience. The first 11 chapters of Romans go into in-depth and intimate theological detail of what the Gospel is. So before moving on, let me summarize what the Gospel is:
a. Righteous Creator- God
b. Rebellious Sinner- Humanity
c. Resulting Punishment- Judgment
d. Redeeming Savior- Jesus Christ
e. Repentant Faith- Response
*Adapted from What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert

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