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Second Look at ENC

Providing you last Sunday’s message in just about 15 minutes.

"What if your friends, youth family, your small group, or your missional community made it a point to make every single meal a remembrance and worship experience? What if you slowed down enough to remember Jesus at every meal? What if you savored every moment as an opportunity to praise God?"

- Jeff Vanderstelt

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires." Galatians 5:22-24

"Throughout my day, I had to preach the gospel to myself over and over again. I didn't do this alone. I asked the Holy Spirit to teach me, encourage me, remind me of what is true of Jesus, and convict and correct me when I was going the wrong way in my heart and mind." 

- Jeff Vanderstelt 

We won't become fluent in the gospel or able to share it with others, unless the gospel is good news to us. We don't need any help sharing good news because sharing what is really good is a totally natural human trait. The reality is, Jesus is the best news possible for our lives and for the world. 

"A gospel-fluent community that is growing in confidence that Jesus fully atoned for our sins
extends grace and forgiveness to one another." 

- Jeff Vanderstelt 

"For our sake, he made him who knew no sin, to become sin for us
so that we might become the righteousness of God."
- 2 Corinthians 5:21

Culture shapes our language and language shapes our culture. Therefore, we must present the story of the gospel to help shape our culture as God's people. 

"When we can think, feel, and speak in a language; when the language becomes the filter though which we perceive the world and help others perceive the world, then we become fluent. Gospel-fluent people think, feel, and perceive, everything in light of what has been accomplished in the person and work of Jesus." 

- Jeff Vanderstelt

Ephesians 4:15 "Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, who is Christ." 

We must learn to see every opportunity as an open door to apply the gospel. Simply ask, "What does the Gospel have to say about this?"

Mark 9:24 -  "the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”

To grow in gospel fluency, we need of community of unbelievers pointing one another to belief in the gospel.

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