This week's edition of Think, Act and Be Like Jesus revolves around a single question. How would you define the gospel of Jesus Christ? What did Jesus mean when he used the phrase in Mark 1:15, "believe in the gospel"?
What was this "gospel" Jesus was speaking of? Was it the minimum entry requirements for heaven? Was it his pending death and resurrection? Was it the "kingdom of God" that seemed to dominate his teachings? When we hear a pastor or evangelist say, "I want to share the gospel story with you, what do they share? What would you share if I asked you to stand up and share the gospel?
I'm sure some of you are waiting for me to answer this question, but instead, I'm simply going to stop, move on to another topic and allow the question to just sit out there for you to think about and wrestle with.
This next week will be a busy one on our church campus. Next Wednesday at 10:30am in the Fireside room, FBC will host our monthly Adults on Mission gathering. Our speaker will be Randy Adams. Randy is the Executive Director of the Northwest Baptist Convention. In addition to providing vision and direction to an organization that serves over 500 churches in the northwest, Randy serves by filling the pulpit for pastors who may be away at a conference or on vacation and teaches at Gateway Seminary. Don't miss this great opportunity to hear how God is moving in the Northwest.
Also on Thursday, we will celebrate Thanksgiving a week early! Our Young @ Heart group would like to invite all of you to join them for a special Thanksgiving meal and time of sharing how God has blessed us this past year. Lunch begins at noon and yes, we will have turkey! For those of you who work, consider spending your lunch hour with us. You won't be disappointed!
Finally, this Sunday we will wrap-up our series on "Glimpses of Jesus in the Old Testament". Having looked at the story of Jesus, the promise of Jesus and the identity of Jesus, all from an Old Testament perspective, this week we will focus on his mission. Why was Jesus sent? Was the mission of Jesus to die on a cross for our sins, or could there be something even more significant that he came to accomplish?
See you Sunday.