Why do Christians struggle to trust in the power sufficiency of Christ? Much of the time it is because we live life out of our own abilities instead of looking to the only One Who is able! Looking unto Jesus, the Chief and End [or object] of our faith and asking Him for HELP, is how we overcome doubt and deal with unbelief.
Perfect faith and moral righteousness is impossible for us and if you wait for that, you’ll never come into the presence of God – and experience Jesus! All Jesus requires is that you admit you’re NOT RIGHTEOUS and that you NEED HELP! And when you say that, you are approaching God in worship!
Our Creator God is a healing God and this is perfectly exemplified in the person and work of Jesus Christ. During this short five week series, we’ll witness Jesus providing physical healing for some, but preparing to provide freedom, redemption and forever healing and restoration for all who place their trust in Him.
There is an already and a not yet of the gospel. Jesus lived a perfect life in the place of your imperfection, died a sinners death that we deserved, and rose to life securing new life and forgiveness of sin and the confidence of spending eternity with Christ forever. And here we are; having the work of Christ already accomplished on our behalf, and yet we are wrestling with the sin and struggles in our lives. And in the midst of the our pain and struggle, Jesus is the Christ, and he alone has the power to clean our mess.
We believe that the more diverse our church community is, the more it reveals Jesus and reflects the magnificent and glorious reality of the fully realized Kingdom of God! Therefore, we must pursue a culture of diversity.
If a church is truly committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ that church will also be a church planting church. Because church planting is a natural byproduct of discipleship!
The church is called to discipleship and discipleship is all about multiplication; more people meeting Jesus and learning how to trust and follow Jesus, so that more people can meet Jesus and trust and follow Him too.
But is that happening? If not, why not?
This sermon presents some common reasons why many Christians struggle with discipling others.
Practicing your faith is just as vital as believing the right things. Relationships are God’s litmus for you to evaluate what you truly believe. Real relationships are God’s venue for transformation. Therefore, we must embrace and learn to enjoy our relational reality in Christ!
Pastor Rob takes us back to the roots of Protestant Reformation with a message discussing the First Core Value of Gospel Life Church: Reformed Theology - The Five Solas: Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), Sola Gratia (grace alone), Sola Fide (faith alone), Solus Christus (Christ alone), and Soli Deo Gloria (the glory of God alone) and why they are relevant not only to Gospel Life Church, but to us in our own faith.
The Theology of Work - Dr. Greg Gresset
The topic of work often produces one of two reactions: dread or joy. Let's face it, we either love our jobs or we are generally unhappy with them. We see work as this necessary evil, one that we derive little meaning from. There is meaning, the Gospel is gives it meaning; and a Gospel attitude foremost gives Christ the glory and second, purpose to the mundane.
Stand Alone - gospel Learners
Ever felt stuck in your faith? Check out this week’s sermon on becoming a “Gospel Learner” and see how God makes Christian growth possible through the good news of gospel!
Creating a Culture of Hospitality
We all have an idea in our minds as what hospitality is and looks like. How does the Bible define hospitality? Very simply, love for strangers. It sounds much easier than it is, opening our homes and our lives to the strangers in our own communities, to show them the love that Christ has for them.
Creating a Culture of Honor and Affirmation
What does the church that is redeemed and rescued look like? And how do they interact? They give God the glory through affirming and recognizing His work in one another.
The Gospel Shaped Life - Creating a Culture of HONESTY & ACCEPTANCE
It is not our perfection that displays the glory of Christ to the world around us. But, our loving acceptance and forgiveness of the imperfections of others towards us; because, the perfect one Jesus has forgiven all of us all of our sins against Him. Enabling us to be free to forgive others when they sin against us, by the power of the Holy Spirit; but, if anyone does sin we have an advocate with the Father in Jesus Christ the righteous, He is the propitiation for our sins.
THE GOSPEL SHAPED LIFE: CREATING A CULTURE OF HUMILITY
Scripture Passage - Philippians 2:3-11
"Self" is the greatest barrier to living the gospel shaped life and fully displaying God's glory.
To live a gospel shaped life of humility we must 1) understand who we are in Christ - Saint! and 2) understand who others are - their worth, value, and beauty.
Living a gospel shaped life of humility is rooted in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ who came down low to seek, save, and humbly serve those who would deny "self" and follow Him. It is only through His truth and His grace that we receive the power of the Holy Spirit to live out the gospel and view others as more important than ourselves.
THE GOSPEL SHAPED LIFE: CREATING A CULTURE OF HOPE
To have Gospel Doctrine without Gospel Culture is hypocrisy. To have Gospel Culture without Gospel Doctrine is fragility. To have Gospel Doctrine AND Gospel Culture is to have POWER!
Biblical hope is a rock-solid conviction of faith in the future promises of God, a steadfast anchor in an unchangeable and immovable Almighty God. What is your source of life and hope? Is it the Word of God? What is your greatest hope? Is it to see King Jesus face to face in all of His glory? How do you create a culture of hope? By remembering to preach the truth of gospel to yourself daily AND by reminding others of His promises and helping them connect the transformational power of the gospel to their everyday life.
Stand Alone - Church Planting: Motivation and Method 101
Join us as we explore the origins of church planting in the book of Acts, and how that applies to us and our community. Pastor Kyle reaffirms Gospel Life Church', Biblically mandated, commitment to planting churches in and around the Puyallup Valley.
Our Ruins-His Restoration- Dr. Paul Dean
Being a follower of Christ is not easy, and the Bible never makes that claim. If we want to endure we need to one, recognize that there is difficulty coming; and two, we have to put our hearts in the right place. So be encouraged as Dr. Paul Dean shares stories from the Bible as well as his own experience of God's provision and faithfulness.
Making Wise Decisions - Dr. Greg Sutherland
Have you ever suffered due to your own poor decisions? We all have. So what does it take to make wise decisions? Join Dr. Greg Sutherland as he guides us through Biblical Decision making.
Sending Savior - Week 32 - Mark 8:14-21
When we focus on the physical we’re going to miss the spiritual. Far too often we are so focused on our physical wants or needs that we forget God’s providence in the current and the past. And in those situations, God has given us stories to reference His faithfulness when physical circumstances get tough.