August 20, 2023
- Pastor Harold Long
- How To Share Your Faith In The World
- 1 Peter 3:13-22
- Matthew 28:19-20
- Good News
- Jesus-centered Community
- Jesus-Centered Faith
- Jesus-centered life
- Jesus-Centered Living
- Jesus-looking God
- Narrative Spirituality
- Narrative Theology
- Our Primary Purpose
- The Best News Ever
- The Great Commission
- Hillsboro UMC
- Transformation UMC
1 Peter 3:13-22 / Common English Bible
18 Christ himself suffered on account of sins, once for all, the righteous one on behalf of the unrighteous. He did this in order to bring you into the presence of God. Christ was put to death as a human, but made alive by the Spirit. 19 And it was by the Spirit that he went to preach to the spirits in prison. 20 In the past, these spirits were disobedient—when God patiently waited during the time of Noah. Noah built an ark in which a few (that is, eight) lives were rescued through water. 21 Baptism is like that. It saves you now—not because it removes dirt from your body but because it is the mark of a good conscience toward God. Your salvation comes through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who is at God’s right side. Now that he has gone into heaven, he rules over all angels, authorities, and powers.
Hello Kingdom Family,
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Today’s message is titled “How To Share Your Faith In The World.” Today we unpack 1 Peter 3:13-22 and are reminded of our primary purpose as disciples. When we look at the decline of the “BIG C” Church, we have to be honest with ourselves and take ownership of the decline. We must quit blaming the devil, Satan, demons, principalities, and powers for everything that doesn’t go our way. Secularists have done a better job of evangelizing than believers have. If the trend continues, by 2070, 50% of the population in the United States will be secular, e.g., atheist, agnostic, and irreligious. If we believe the “good news” is the “best news ever,” we must start acting like it. We must share our faith and Jesus regularly and be invitational to the world’s countless lost souls suffering, wounded, and excluded.
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