THE CH__CH: it’s our turn now

 
 

APRIL 14, 2019

What do you think about when you think about the church

The Ch U R ch 

A movement of people on mission together for the world.

The Ch U R ch 

WAS a movement of people on mission together for the world.

The Ch U R ch

IS a movement of people on mission together for the world.

It’s Our Turn Now.

Go, make disciples…” – Jesus 

Go, make followers…” – Jesus 

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8 NIV

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Columbus, and in all Ohio and United States, and to the ends of the earth. 

It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. – Acts 15:19 NIV

WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?

Familiarity breeds contempt

The church does not exist for any one.

We are the church and we exist for the world. 

Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. – Paul, Romans 12:4-5

They disagreed among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made this final statement: “The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your ancestors when he said through Isaiah the prophet: “ ‘Go to this people and say, “You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.” For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’ – Acts 28:25-27 NIV

Therefore I want you to know that God’s salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!” 

For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance! – Acts 28:28,30-31 NIV

“Luke’s writing, like Paul’s journey, has reached it’s end, but in his end, is our beginning.” - NT Wright

It’s Our Turn Now.

Columbus Has A Name.

You are known and loved with direction and purpose.

It’s Our Turn Now.

Help Columbus 

Find Hope

Follow Jesus

Give It Away


It’s Our Turn Now.

Gatherings 

Groups 

Good 


So Here’s What We Can DO as the Church!
Be in community 

Be bold in word and deed

Be generous 

Be a witness


Become THE church Jesus intended us to BE. Here. Now.

Live 

Pray (Talk to God)

Witness 

Give

Go


The Ch U R ch

IS movement of people on mission together for the world.

It’s Our Turn Now.