Community and Mission

Community and Mission (5): Engaging the World

This sermon considers three aspects of engaging the world. First the Bible speaks both of the Church attracting unbelievers by loving community and going out into the community to engage them. Second, the issue of “becoming all things to all people” from 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 is discussed. Thirdly from 1 Peter we are taught two ways of answering objections to the Christian faith.

Read Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Corinthians 9.19-23

Community and Mission (2): The Attraction of Community

We are made in the image of God. Part of what that means is that we are essentially social beings.  We experience what it means to be human in community. Sin disrupts our relationships. The Jesus delivers us from sin also in this area. The gospel empowered community of the body of Christ is intended by God to be an attraction for the world.

Read Genesis 1:26-27; Ephesians 2:11-12