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First Baptist Church of Coolidge
Sunday, September 24, 2017
He Came--We Go!

Sunday Morning Message


Our 2017  Message Theme is:

"The Power of the Gospel"


 In 2017  we are looking at the Power of the Gospel Message.  Each month we will focus on a different aspect of the Gospel Message and from both Old and New Testament passages we will examine what the Gospel is, how it works, what it accomplishes, and how we as Authentic Christians are obligated by the Gospel to share it will everyone we meet. 


This Sunday's Message
For September our theme is looking at the Power of the Gospel that gives us the strength to engage in brand new beginnings.  Our God desires that no one should perish in the Lake of Fire but that all would come in repentance to Him.  If we do that, it causes us to have to engage in a brand new way of living.  This can be very challenging and if we are not careful, we can be discouraged in the process and fall by the way.  Each message this month is designed to teach us how God works through the power of the Gospel Message to give us the strength we need to learn how to live Christ Centered lives.
Kids today love all the Zombie shows both in movies and on TV.  They even have Zombie Conventions where they all dress up in their favorite costumes and it would appear they have a lot of fun. Little do they realize that the Zombies are all around them and every day they will see far more of the living dead than they even realize!  In fact, they may not even realize that they themselves are the living dead!  
Now I admit to having some fun with this intro to next Sunday's service!  But the Bible clearly teaches that before people come to faith in Jesus, they are in fact the living dead.  They are dead in their sin and trespasses against Father God.  They are condemned by the curse of their sin, and if nothing changes, when their physical bodies die, they will be doomed to an eternal death called the Lake of Fire.  The Bible describes this place as burning sulfur, a place where there will be eternal weeping and gnashing of teeth.  It is so frightening to the Lord Jesus that in the Bible He speaks more about warning us of the terror of that eternity than He does about the total joy that will be in Heaven for those who by faith come to Him.
In our passage for this Sunday, we will look at one of the classic passages concerning the Gospel message and how it changes us from being dead in our sin to being alive by faith in Christ Jesus.  We will contrast the two choices and see why faith in Jesus is truly the only choice that makes any kind of sense.  We will see how we can come out of the land of the living dead, and into the land of the truly living people of God.  This transformation takes place when a person chooses by faith to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Come and be a part of our services next Sunday at 10:30 AM.  You are also invited to Bible Study at 9:15AM.  (We'll have the coffee on!)
 For next Sunday, read Ephesians 2:1-10 in advance and prayerfully prepare to hear all that God will have for you this next Sunday. Come and be together in His Presence with us!