The Call To Make Him Known

These were Jesus’ final words. It has been 2000 years and Jesus has not during that time planted his feet on earth and audibly addressed his followers. Jesus laid down in the clearest terms the mission for those who are to follow him. This is the mission of the church—the mandate of Christianity.

Here in Acts 1:1-11 Jesus’ last words serve as a clarion call for you and me to make what was on Jesus’ mind as he went to heaven the number one issue in our lives – making the gospel of Jesus known to a world that needs to know him or as our mission statement reads: “engage people to put Jesus first for the sake of others.”

Scripture: Acts 1:1-11

Part Two: Don’t Measure Me!

Measures → are what we’re asking people to become & they’re a portrait of a mature disciple. Jerry Bridges said, “spiritual disciplines are provided for our good, not for bondage. They are privileges to be used, not duties to be performed.”

Listen in as I walk through three questions designed to help us gauge our hearts on whether we’re putting Jesus first for the sake of others.

Scripture: James 2:13; Colossians 3:12-13; Matthew 18:21-35

 

Don’t Measure Me!

Having a covenantal understanding of God means we realize that in Jesus we have God’s pleasure, acceptance, favor, forgiveness and our identity is that of a son/daughter of the King. Because of the change in our identity we delight and find joy in obeying Jesus. In this message, Pastor Nate walks through the church’s “Measures”, which are questions designed to ask yourself, as well as others in the church about how we’re doing in our commitment to put Jesus first for the sake of others.

Scripture: Matthew 19:16-30; Hebrews 5:11-6:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10, 4:10; 1 John 4:18-21

 

The Aim of Christian Ministry & How We Intend To Do It

By God’s grace, we hope and pray to see men & women become mature followers of Jesus as we see them Worship God at our weekly gathering, Grow as they connect with a Growth Group, use their gifts and talents to Serve the church and those outside the church and be Equipped to more faithfully follow Jesus in their life.

Scripture: Colossians 1:28-29; Romans 12:1-2; Hebrews 5:13-15; Ephesians 4:12-16

What Do We Value at Foothills?

Seth Godin says that “all the promises & explanations in the world pale in comparison with what you do…words keep getting cheaper, which makes action more valuable than ever.” The actions I’m referring to this morning come from our values. Our values are intended to permeate everything we do as a church. Our values here at Foothills are:

  1. The Authority of Scripture
  2. Simplicity
  3. Better Together
  4. Lost People

Listen to the following sermon as Pastor Nate explains what this means.

The Call of Every Christian

Often what happens when there is not a clear vision for the church people will attach the vision to a place or building, a personality, a group of people and sometimes even a program. God tells us in the Bible that the vision for the church is to make disciples, which essentially means to make more followers of Jesus. Of course, He’s the one who makes this happen but He uses us to accomplish His purposes in people’s lives.

The sermon that follows is Pastor Nate walking through Foothills’ Mission Statement which is to “engage people to put Jesus first for the sake of others.”

Scripture: Matthew 28:18-20