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Can You Handle the Truth? - What to Remember in Managing the Gospel (2 of 8)
Series: Resource Management
This morning we are going to be addressing the issue of managing the gospel.
Before we move into the outline, let's look at some verses that speak to this specifically.
This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1 Corinthians 4:1
For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but if not of my own will, I am still entrusted with a stewardship.
1 Corinthians 9:16-17
… we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel…
1 Thessalonians 2:4a
What do we need to remember, or know, when it comes to us managing the gospel?
WE HAVE THE ANSWER
The answer to what?
The answer to why we exist and the answer to life's most pressing need.
The most basic question people ask in life is "Why I am here?" or "What is my purpose?"
That's why Rick Warren's book, The Purpose Driven Life has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, making it the bestselling nonfiction hardcover book in history.
I've not read the book, but here are the first few words of the book:
It's not about you.
The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It's far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet you must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose.
The Purpose Drive Life
We exist to glorify God.
That's why God raised up the nation of Israel; to show His glory, power, and character.
That's why God created the church.
The apostle Peter writes,
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own posse ...
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