On Sunday we covered the third core value in our series. At Redeemer Church we are passionate about the functional centrality of the gospel. We are indebted to Mike Bullmore for helping us to understand how to consider the priority of functionalizing or applying the gospel in our lives in intentional ways. It should be no surprise that we are a gospel-centered church, or a Christ-centered church, and we covered the three reasons why on Sunday. 1. Because of the theological priority of the gospel in the N.T. 2. Because of the storyline of the gospel in the entire Bible (the entire Bible is gospel-centered!) 3. Because of the power of the gospel. But to be gospel-centered or to call ourselves gospel-centered is not enough IF the gospel isn’t functioning in our lives and wielding it’s transforming power as we connect the gospel to the real areas of our lives. We must learn how to connect the gospel to our real lives, we must constantly be learning how the gospel functions in our lives to bring hope and joy and perspective and faith and endurance, etc. you can listen to the sermon or download it here. Below I’ve included the paradigm for how the gospel, gospel truths and gospel conduct interact. And I’ve also included a list of “gospel truth” verses as well as “gospel conduct” verses. May we all grow more and more in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Romans 8:31-2 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His Son but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him give us all things?
Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
Galatians 3:28-29 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.
Colossians 1:21-22 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,  he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him
Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18[ 16] For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.  Therefore encourage one another with these words.
Hebrews 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God
Hebrews 2:14-15 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,  and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.
1 Corinthians 1:30 He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Romans 8:38-39 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,  nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:34-35 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised— who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Hebrews 7:24-25 but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever.  Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
1 Cor. 15:54-57 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”  The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 John 3:16 By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
1 Cor. 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;  and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 5:1-2 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.  And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
Colossians 3:13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
1 Peter 1:17-19 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,  knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,  but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
1 Peter 2:20-25 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.
1 John 4:7-11 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.  Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:7-11] In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.  In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.