two rivers church

Easter 2014

Spud Duffey, Dave Muniz, Justin Plicher, and Geoff Gilson

Apr 20, 2014

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Big Idea - The Gospel is the most influential story of all time

1. The Gospel has been transforming all of history

Romans 1:20
For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse.
#### Perspective

Do you believe that you are a part of God's Gospel story?

2. Our freedom, purchased by Jesus Christ, is cause for celebration!

John 8:31-36
So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." "We are descendants of Abraham," they answered Him, "and we have never been enslaved to anyone. How can You say, 'You will become free'? " Jesus responded, "I assure you: Everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. A slave does not remain in the household forever, but a son does remain forever. Therefore, if the Son sets you free, you really will be free.

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3. Submission to the Gospel should create unity among believers

Philippians 2:1-2
If then there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings, focusing on one goal.

Ephesians 4:1-3
Therefore I, the prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, accepting one another in love, diligently keeping the unity of the Spirit with the peace that binds us.

Praxis

Take time to thank God for the unity to experience, when we surrender to the Gospel.

1 Corinthians 

Note: all scripture references are in HCSB

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