THE AUDACIOUS GOSPEL
1. // Extremely bold or daring; brave; fearless; very confident
2. // Extremely original; without restriction to prior ideas; highly inventive
3. // Contemptuous of law, religion, or decorum
What makes the Gospel Audacious? The question is, what DOESN’T make the Gospel audacious? When Jesus came, He violated every man’s opinion of what the Messiah would be. He didn’t come on the clouds on a literal horse and chariot; He didn’t give the Jews wealth and an earthly kingdom; He didn’t hold to the cultural norms….at all; He ate with the prostitutes and thieves; He threw out the religiosity that the Pharisees created during 400 years of God’s silence.
Jesus had the AUDACITY to say He was God’s Son
He had the AUDACITY to say He was the Savior of the Jews, AND the Gentiles
He had the AUDACITY to say He was the solution to the world’s problems
He had the AUDACITY to say He came so that we could have the fullest life
He had the AUDACITY to heal, whomever He wanted
He had the AUDACITY to prove the Pharisees moot
He had the AUDACITY to turn modern thought on it’s head
He had the AUDACITY to love those called “enemy”
He had the AUDACITY to run when people tried to make Him King
He had the AUDACITY to throw the tables aside in the Temple that didn’t belong
He had the AUDACITY to say the Temple would fall and three days later be rebuilt
&& He had the ABILITY to prove Himself right.
He DID die.
He DID rise again.
He DID conquer death,
He was AUDACIOUS. He wrote the AUDACIOUS GOSPEL.
We are called to “walk like Jesus walked” and live FULL lives, to “go into all the world and make disciples, baptizing them.”
In this summer series, we will be looking at stories and lives TODAY that testify
It’s real. God is ready. And He is moving.
How will you respond to this AUDACIOUS GOSPEL?
Luke 22:70 | John 12:32 | John 12:47 | John 10:10 | Mark 3:5 | Matthew 22:34 | Matthew 5:27-48 | Matthew 5:44 | John 6:15 | Matthew 21:12 | John 2:19 | John 17:22 | Luke 23:46 | Mark 16:6 | 1 Cor 15:55-57 | Isaiah 25:8 | Psalm 30:11 | Isaiah 41:13 | Revelation 19:2 | Revelation 21:5 | 1 John 2:6 | John 10:10 | Matthew 28:19
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