Advent Series Begins! THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK | CONTROVERSIAL KING

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK | CONTROVERSIAL KING

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Series Summary

JOIN US FOR A 5-WEEK ADVENT SERIES, LEADING UP TO OUR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AS WE CONTINUE STUDYING THE BOOK OF MARK AND SEE JESUS AS THE CONTROVERSIAL KING! 

The gospel according to Mark declares that God’s ultimate answer to the human condition is not a set of principles, wise philosophy, or religious traditions. His answer is not even found in a moral code or a set of rules to live by. Instead, Mark boldly declares that God’s ultimate answer to all things is God Himself.

Throughout this series, we will witness God revealing Himself in Christ Jesus as nothing less than the King of all Creation, and we will see that this King is quite controversial. Throughout these five controversy narratives found in Mark chapters 2-3, we will watch Jesus stand toe-to-toe with all those who have ideas, ideals, or agendas that differ from God's mission and God's agenda. King Jesus is a on mission to seek after and save the lost, and therefore, will not let anything or anyone be a hindrance, distraction, or obstacle to His loving grace and mercy. 

The Controversial King will challenge your ideas, your traditions, and your preconceived notions about God Himself and call you to place your faith in Him. In fact, Jesus desires for all of us to know who God is and, in that, to know that all broken and sinful people can be rescued to enjoy an intimate relationship with Him. And no one will stop the King of Glory doing just that!

We hope you join us for this series and our prayer is that you might embrace and submit to the One, True King: JESUS CHRIST!

CHRISTMAS EVE AT GOSPEL LIFE!

On Sunday, December 24th we celebrate the KING of KINGS

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We would love for you to join us for one of our three gatherings on Christmas Eve as we sing & celebrate the KING of KINGS, JESUS CHRIST! Each gathering will be a one-hour, family-style service, meaning that kids ages 5 and up will join their families in service and Gospel Life Kids will only be available for ages 0-4. 

Service times: 8:30am, 10:00am, and 11:30am. 

We are excited for this great day of celebration and hope you are able to join us! 

Baby Dedications - Sanctity of Life Sunday!

At Gospel Life, we do not baptize babies, but love when dads and moms choose to lead their families and together point their kids to Jesus, humbly asking the church community to help them with this noble task. There is nothing magical about a baby dedication, as it does not secure the child a place in heaven (only Jesus does that) and it doesn't even protect the child from any possible harm. Instead, we view it as an act of obedience that expresses a parental commitment to raising Godly children who love and serve Jesus by the grace of God!

3 Reasons You Should Dedicate Your Child To The Lord

1. IT’S BIBLICAL

In the Old Testament, God gave Abraham a sign (circumcision) to show that he and his family were dedicated to the Lord. As we entered into the new covenant, this particular symbol was done away with as the sign. Instead Baptism replaced it as the sign for salvation. While some would say that we should baptize infants now, I personally don’t see enough in Scripture to support baptizing children. Although I do see throughout Scripture parents making commitments to raise their children to know the Lord. For example: Deuteronomy 6, Proverbs 22:6 & Luke 2:22-24.

2. IT’S COUNTER-CULTURAL

So many children in today’s culture will never know what it means to have the daily influence of a man in their lives, let alone a man that loves Jesus.  By the grace of God, children in our church will not experience that. Instead, we are encouraging fathers and mothers to live as counter-cultural examples of the saving grace of Jesus Christ alone. As Christians and by the grace of God, we believe parents can lead their families and raise their children to know and trust in Jesus, not religion or spirituality.

3. IT’S FAMILIAL

At Gospel Life, we desire to see men take the initiative and together with their wives love and lead their kids to Jesus and as a result build a family legacy that lasts for generations. Dedicating your child to the Lord is a step in this direction and choosing to do it with your church family allows them the opportunity to come alongside you. In so many words, you are asking your new family to help you achieve this noble task.  

If you would like to dedicate your child to the Lord, our next dedication will be on SUNDAY, JANUARY 21ST. This Sunday we will be celebrating the "Sanctity of Life" and what better way to celebrate the value and worth of each human that has been uniquely created in the image of God than to dedicate children to Him! We'd love for you to join us! Click HERE to get signed up.