The Promise of Advent • West Campus

The promise of advent is that Jesus came into humanity as King to rule the eternal Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of Jesus is not confined by time, the Kingdom of Jesus does not compete with other Kingdoms, and that the Kingdom of Jesus is not controlled by any limitation. This should bring us immense hope as believing citizens of this eternal Kingdom. 

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The Purpose of Advent • West Campus

Advent is a season where we reflect on the coming of God entering Humanity to be with His people, and we look forward in anticipation to His coming again, where we will be experience the fulness of being with God. On this first Sunday we looked at how Jesus enters Humanity's brokenness to save His people from their Sins. 

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The Purpose of Advent • Central Campus

Advent is a season of reflection and celebration of God's coming to be with His people with the promise that we will be with Him at His second coming. It was promised and anticipated in the Old Testament (i.e. Ezek. 37:21-23). In week 1, we looked at the purpose of Advent, which is that God came to be with us that He might save us from our sins. 

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We are Church Communities • West Campus

Missio Dei Church exists to establish and multiple Gospel-Centered, City-Focused, Church Communities. These are the family traits that define us. This week we looked at what it means to be a Church Community. As a Church community, we gather corporately and we scatter geographically as Missio Communities across our city. This is when being gospel-centered, and city-focused becomes personal. 

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We are City-Focused • Central Campus

A city-focused church is one that seeks to proclaim the Gospel in word and in deed. Jesus calls His disciples to seek greatness by becoming servants to all. If we will be city-focused, we must seek ways to become city servants.

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We are Gospel-Centered • Central Campus

The Gospel is a “good news“ message that is proclaimed. The message that is proclaimed is the truth about who Jesus is, who we are, and what Jesus has done because of who we are. As a Gospel-Centered church, we are to be  a people who proclaim this message.

 

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We are Gospel-Centered • West Campus

Missio Dei Church exists to establish and multiple Gospel-Centered, City-Focused, Church Communities. These are the family traits that define us. This week we looked at Gospel-Centered and heard what it means to die to ourselves so that we can declare the life that comes through Jesus' death and resurrection. 

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Soli Deo Gloria • West Campus

Jesus veiled His glory in the humiliation of the cross, so that we could experience the glory of His resurrection. In our union with Christ we have been made glorious and thus made free from the bondage of needing to seek our own glory. In christ we are empowered through the Holy Spirit to give all glory to God and reflect all of the Glory go God to the world around us. 

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Soli Deo Gloria • Central Campus

On October 31, 1517, the Augustinian monk, Martin Luther's nailed his "95 theses" to the door of Wittenberg Castle in an effort to debate corruption he was witnessing in the Church. This event served as the spark of a widespread movement of Reformation that influenced theology, politics, and art. The Reformation was a declaration and defense of truth that revolved around five central ideas: Sola Scripture (Scripture Alone), Sola Fide (Faith Alone), Sola Gratia (Grace Alone), Solus Christus (Through Christ Alone), Soli Deo Gloria (For God's Glory Alone).

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Solus Christus • Central Campus

This week there will be no sermon recap video. Some of the Pastor's are away at the Sojourn Network Conference. We wanted to make sure that we made community discussion questions available for your community times this week though.

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Solus Christus • West Campus

If Hell is a real place of eternal punishment, and Jesus is the only way mankind can be restored back to relationship with God as declared in the Scriptures, then we must know and Submit to Christ, and we must proclaim the good news of Christ to the unbelieving around us. 

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