Lead Pastor Kevin O'Connor

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Truth and Grace two Keys to change your life

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, October 29, 2012 Under: Sermons

Body Building #2

“Problems with the Flabby Parts”

 

 

The church is a messy movement with a laser focused message and a global mission.

~ Andy Stanley

 

Matt. 16:19

Without the right keys many mysterious remain locked to a new generation.

 

A world needs standards that universal and timeless, without this kind of foundation the rich and wicked will rule our world. Two keys give us the standard.

 

John 1:14-17

Jesus is our message and within Him are universal standards to govern every society. They are Grace and Truth.

 

1st Key Truth- In a world where we need fact checkers and a culture that believes you get ahead through lying this is a tough challenge.

 

In the last 10 years the definitions of Truth, Family, Marriage, and Good Values have all changed.

 

If there is no absolute truth then there is no absolute Being (God) and life is only what can be experienced in the here and now.

 

Romans 1:18

No absolute truth = No God, and mankind gets to determine what is right

and wrong. We hold these truths to be self-evident… Our founders believed in truth.

 

The church has been part of the problem of flabby truth.

 

The 2nd Key Grace- When a world gives cheap grace for every standard the consequences for breaking a standard is always changing.

 

Churches have been extra flabby when it comes to Grace or they been anorexics.

 

Romans 8:1-8 (The Message)

 

 

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