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Sunday, December 30, 2018


Unashamed #7
Duration:38 mins 14 secs
Unashamed #7

2 Samuel 7:1-11 – Who is the feature builder in these verses?
  • This whole thing is NOT about you giving to me, David, it is about me giving to you.
  • 2 Samuel 7:16; 18-21 NOT primarily about us doing something for God. Salvation is about knowing what God has done for us and sitting in awe of it.

In Christianity...We will do things for God.
  • BUT, what we do will be a grateful response to what he's done for us, not because he needs our help.
  • 2 Samuel 7:22-23; 26
  • The world is NOT supposed to look at Christians and, what great and impressive tings they have done for God. But, wow, what great things God has done for them.
What does this teach us?
  1. God doesn't need us.
  2. As recipients of grace, we will want to give back to God.
  3. We must offer ourselves to God and do what he leads us to do.
Saving the world? The weight of saving the world is NOT on our shoulders.
  • God alone saves. God alone provides.
  • In response to the gospel we offer ourselves fully to God, longing for the world's salvation.
Getting Started...
  1. Start with the needs right in front of you.
  2. Carefully evaluate how your talents can be leveraged for God's Kingdom.
  3. Ask what Beltline is doing that you can be involved in.
  4. Consider whether there is some area of passion or interest growing in you.
  5. Listen to what other believers say about your gifts and talents.
  6. Be open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Psalm 127:1, "Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain."

A life centered on the gospel...
  • A life centered on the gospel Is NOT just about being baptized and then learning a bunch of new principles to master the Christian life.
  • It is INSTEAD about saturating your heart in the good news of Jesus and letting him remake your mind so that you see everything about yourself and your life through the lens of the gospel.
The GOSPEL is not merely the diving board off of which you jumped into the pool of Christianity, the gospel is the pool itself.



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