This message is the final message in a series on the Core Four. Today, we expand the understanding of what it means to be a disciple. One aspect of discipleship is "outreach." How is outreach different than social justice or organizations? How can Pontiac Bible Church increase it's footprint in our community? How does the gospel affect culture? It is our desire to make an impact with the gospel locally, regionally & globally.
In week 3 of our Core Four series, we take a look at the words of Moses in Deuteronomy 6:4-7 and discover how those words define and even dictate how we view and pursue our Next Generation Ministries at PBC. Above all else, we believe the most important thing we can teach our children and teenagers is to love God with all they are. This is the essence of the Old Testament Law and the essence of our ministry to children and teenagers at PBC.
"One of the surest barometers of the quality of your Christian life is the quality of Christian relationships in your life." Biblical Community as defined by the leaders of PBC is simply "deep, abiding relationships in the body of Christ." We tackle similar questions as we did last week. We are in week two of our series, "The CORE Four." As we look at the compass of discipleship, Biblical Community has to be...at the CORE.
Daniel was an ambassador for God. What happened in Daniel 5 is one of the most incredible events in the history of the world...the day Babylon fell. God again was using Daniel to speak into the life of a leader gone rogue. Today we will learn some lessons from the life of Belshazzar as well as lessons from the life of Daniel. God has given us a clear message and made us ambassadors of Christ. How do we stand as ambassadors in this culture?
"For every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction." This was Sir Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion. It's not only true in the physical world, but in the world of relationships too. Besides that, Paul & Barnabas experienced reactions and responses to the gospel. Some of the responses were positive. Some of the reactions were negative. Today's message teaches us to be prepared for different responses to the gospel.
Emulating means to match or surpass a person usually by imitation. In the church world, Antioch of Syria is worth emulating. The church at Antioch reminds us of our mission and how to proceed with that mission. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, that mission can be realized.