Evangelium

Evangelium

“Evangelium” is the Latin word for “Good News”. We often misunderstand the Gospel and make it about good advice, earning, religion, or self-improvement. But the Gospel is simply Good News, and it is about relationship, receiving, and surrender.

The Gospel is About Surrender, not Self-Improvement

April 21, 2013

Pastor Gary Combs concluded the sermon series EVANGELIUM with this message from Mark 10 about the encounter of the rich young ruler with Jesus. The gospel is not a call to add something on to your life, but a challenge to let go and leave behind. It is a call for your complete and total surrender


The Gospel is About Receiving, not Earning

April 14, 2013

Pastor Gary Combs continues the EVANGELIUM series with this message from the book of Ephesians about receiving the free gift of God’s grace, which is salvation. This message emphasizes that the receiving of this grace is not just the ABCs of being a Christian, it is the “A to Z” of being a follower of Christ. We never outgrow our need for the gospel. In fact, we can’t continue growing without a deeper and deeper understanding of its message.


The Gospel is About Relationship, not Religion

April 7, 2013

Pastor Gary Combs continues the 4-week series “Evangelium: What the Gospel Is… And Isn’t” with this message from John 3. This message shows how the encounter between the religious Pharisee named Nicodemus and the Lord Jesus reveals the distinctive nature of the gospel contrasted with religion. Because while religion attempts to work from the outside-in, the gospel does its work from the inside out. Or as Jesus told Nicodemus, “You must be born again.”


The Gospel is Good News, not Good Advice

March 31, 2013

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new 4-week sermon series on Easter weekend entitled Evangelium: What the Gospel Is… And What It Isn’t. This message is taken from 1 Corinthians 15 and and discusses the importance of recognizing that the gospel is the good news about Christ’s resurrection for us to believe, not advice for us to follow. The gospel is about what Christ has already done, not what we need to do.