If love is the defining outcome of the gospel, shouldn’t it be the defining mark of what it means to be a Christian?
In this passionate end-of-year message, Pastor Matt looks at the growing crisis in the Evangelical Church, invites his listeners to take an honest assessment of themselves, and provides a redemptive pathway forward for the Church and the world that Christ has come to save.
Even in the church we have bought the lie that glory is found in our influence and perceived ‘success’. But the radical claim of the gospel is that “glory is wrapped in humility and weakness.” To be a Kingdom citizen (one who identifies as a follower of Jesus) is to re-define and re-align one’s identity with Jesus in Bethlehem.
Evangelicalism over the years has been relatively built on an inconsequential faith that simply says, “invite Jesus into your heart.” The problem is Jesus never said such a thing. Rather, the call of Christ is a call to radical obedience. Are you sure you want to do this?