Veritas

A variety of viewpoints are presented from our religious, political, and economic spectrums, but only the absolute truth of the gospel of Christ has the message that ultimately answers the most pressing questions and serious concerns of the human soul. The book is concerned with encouraging and helping church leaders bring spiritual renewal to their people through the biblical gospel.

What is the Gospel? Part 4

The gospel is normative for Christian faith, affects everything we say and do, and is the greatest need for both believers and non-believers because it brings us reconciled and renewed fellowship with God, eternal life and union with Jesus Christ, and the transforming joy, teaching, and pwoer through the Holy Spirit (I Timothy 1:11; II Corinthians 5:20; Colossians 3:4 ; Galatians 5:25 ). Tim Keller writes: "The gospel is something that has been done for us and that we must respond to. The gospel is what we must believe to have our relationship with God put right and to be saved." The gospel changes our lives to be like Christ's life so that our hearts and minds are transformed and molded into his will and purpose for us (John 3:3 ). 

Unfortunately and tragically, "the reality of present-day Christendom is that most professing Christians actually know very little of the gospel, let alone understand its implications for their day-to-day lives. My perception is that most of them know just enough gospel to get inside the door of the kingdom. They know nothing of the unsearchable riches of Christ" (Jerry Bridges). What all persons need to know is that the gospel is about Jesus and is richer and greater than anything anyone can possibly imagine and has the power and energy to change our minds and hearts, and ultimately our lives. Tim Keller concurs: "The gospel transforms our hearts and thinking and approaches to absolutely everything."

Feeding Our Neighbors
What is the Gospel? Part 3

Scripture Readings for Sunday, January 21

First Lesson 1 Chronicals 29:10-14
Psalm Psalm 23
Second Lesson 1 Timothy 6:3-19
The Holy Gospel Matthew 6:19-24
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Upcoming Events

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Lakeland
Date: 20 January 2018
Saturday Eucharist

21
Jan
Lakeland
Date: 21 January 2018
Sunday Rite I Eucharist

21
Jan
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Date: 21 January 2018
Sunday Rite II Family Eucharist 8:50 a.m.

21
Jan
Date: 21 January 2018
Following the late service (Moses Hall)

24
Jan
All Saints Episcopal Church
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Lakeland
Date: 24 January 2018
Wednesday Morning Bible Study with Fr. Reid

24
Jan
Lakeland
Date: 24 January 2018
OSL Healing Service

24
Jan
Date: 24 January 2018
Kid's Club and God Squad are on regular schedule this week. We meet at 6:00 p.m. on the children's floor for

24
Jan
Date: 24 January 2018
John Classroom

25
Jan
Date: 25 January 2018
Kathy Hulin Ravi Zacharia's book The Grand Weaver: How God Shapes Us Through the Events of Our Lives. Participants will read a chapter per week to engage in discussion. Scripture studies will be

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Lakeland
Date: 27 January 2018
Saturday Eucharist

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