So You Think You're a Christian?

So You Think You're a Christian?

You try to be good. You go to church when you can. You pray. But is that really what it means to be a Christian? In this sermon series, we look at the 3 strands of the Gospel. We sometimes only emphasize 1 or 2 of them and we therefore have a skewed perspective of what it means to be a Christian.

Following Christ’s Commands

July 9, 2017

Many in the church today falsely think they are Christians when in fact, they are not. They have prayed the prayer, but they have not truly come to faith in Jesus, because their lives are unchanged. So, how can we be sure?
In the apostle John’s first letter, he wrote to give believers confident assurance of their salvation in Jesus Christ. We can have confident assurance of our salvation in Jesus Christ.

Receiving Christ’s Love

July 2, 2017

Pastor Gary continued our sermon series called “So You Think You’re a Christian?”. Once we confess our mess and our need for a savior, the second movement of the gospel in our lives is receiving Christ’s love. Do you have a hard time forgiving yourself or others? Do you find yourself working really hard to try and measure up? Are you a perfectionist that has a hard time understanding that God loves you the way you are? Receiving Christ’s love is necessary to be a mature, growing Christian.

Confessing Our Mess

June 25, 2017

As we kick off the sermon series, “So You Think You’re a Christian?”, we look at the first movement of the Gospel, confessing our mess. When we fail to confess our mess, we limit God’s mercy and grace and we hinder fellowship with Him and our fellow believers. In 1 John, the apostle John taught that honestly dealing with our own sin in the light of God’s truth is necessary if we are to experience fellowship with God and others. We can experience fellowship with God and others when we trust that Christ forgives our sins when we honestly deal with our sin in the light of God’s truth.