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Outbound Bridges: Spit First

July 31, 2016 Speaker: Joe Walser Series: Outbound Bridges: The Prayer, Care, Share Life

Topic: Biblical Passage: John 3:17–3:19

Outbound Bridges
It's why you are here. It's time to go home when there are no more bridges to be built.

We are caught in an avalanche... They don't know which way is up...they desperately need a light!
- John 3:17-19

The Avalanche
1. Total depravity means that without God's grace, we will always dig in the. Wrong direction!
- Proverbs 14:12
2. In the Avalanche, (without the grace of God) we are in total rebellion against God and can do nothing but sin.
- Romans 14:23
- Romans 7:18
3. Our rebellion is completely deserving of the wrath of God...anger and just punishment for rebellion.
- Ephesians 2:3

Define the gospel: The good news that God, through the person and work of Jesus Christ, has done all that is needed to be done to reconcile rebellious sinners to Him and to fully restore HIS KINGDOM ON EARTH, for His glory and our joy.

1. The gospel is "good news"
- Such amazing good news that it's worth sacrificing our entire life for....
- Mark 8:35
- Such amazing good news that we are willing to leave our families for if called to do so....
- Mark 10:29-30
- Such amazing good news THAT NOTHING COMES CLOSE TO JOY TO SHARE IT.
- Acts 20:24
2. "That through the person and work of Jesus Christ." The gospel centers on Jesus' work.
- Romans 5:8
3. "HE HAS DONE ALL"
- Ephesians 2:28
- Titus 3:5
4. He has done all that is necessary "TO RECONCILE REBELLIOUS SINNERS TO HIMSELF"
- Romans 5:10
- Ephesians 2:14
5. "And to fully restore His Kingdom on Earth"
- Matthew 3:2
- Matthew 4:23
- Matthew 24:14
- Revelation 21:1-8
6. For His glory and our joy!
7. - Isaiah 48:9-11

How do we integrate this to "share"?
God - Creator of all and worthy of worship - John 1:5 - Revelation 4:11

Romans 2:5-8

Man
- All we have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. We all stand condemned under divine judgment
- Psalms 51:5
- Romans 3:23
- Ephesians 2:1-3
Response
- Repent of sin and trust in Christ in order to be saved
- Mark 1:15
- Acts 20:21
- Romans 10:9-10
Saved
- From: His wrath
- From: Our rule, to His rule as King
- To: A community
- For: A mission

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