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The Church’s Authority Operates in a Particular Sphere

Section 8: The Church Week 2: The Church’s Authority and Power Day 2: The Church’s Authority Operates in a Particular Sphere Eph. 4:11-13 When we look at the biblical treatment of the relationship between Church and State, what do we see? We see the two operating alongside one another. The interesting thing is that this doesn’t seem to be just a matter of practical necessity. In other words, it’s not simply a matter that the early Church didn’t have the…

The Church’s Authority and Power is an Extension of Christ’s Authority and Power

Section 8: The Church Week 2: The Church’s Authority and Power Day 1: The Church’s Authority and Power is an Extension of Christ’s Authority and Power Acts 1:1-11 We saw last week that Christ gave the Church a mission. In doing so, he implicitly gave the Church authority to carry out that mission. We’ll flesh out what that authority looks like in the upcoming days. For the moment, we simply want to take time to remember our authority is ultimately…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E25

THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD Has the word of God failed? In this episode, David and Phil discuss Romans 9 and 10 and talk about how the Lord’s sovereignty assures us that His promises still stand. GOT A QUESTION? Have a question about something we discussed? We’d love to hear from you! Click the button below to submit a question, and we will do our best to answer it.

The Church Fulfills Its Mission by Transforming People into Christ’s Image

Section 8: The Church Week 1: The Nature of the Church and It’s Mission Day 5: The Church Fulfills Its Mission by Transforming People into Christ’s Image Eph. 4:11-16 Earlier we discussed the need to worship God with all of our lives. Every thought, word and action ought to be committed to God in response to what he has done for us. How do we get to the point where we become that kind of person? As we noted in…

The Park City Podcast – S1:e24

ASSURANCE AND SECURITY How do we know that we are secure in Christ? In this episode, David and Phil discuss how the Holy Spirit helps us to fight sin in our lives and assure us that we are children of God. GOT A QUESTION? Have a question about something we discussed? We’d love to hear from you! Click the button below to submit a question, and we will do our best to answer it.

The Church Fulfills Its Mission by Sharing the Gospel Wherever and Whenever It Can

Section 8: The Church Week 1: The Nature of the Church and It’s Mission Day 4: The Church Fulfills Its Mission by Sharing the Gospel Wherever and Whenever It Can Rom. 10:14-15 The gospel is the single most important truth people need to hear. Their eternal destinies hang on them putting their faith in Christ. Yet, to paraphrase Paul, how can they trust in Christ if they’ve never heard about him (Rom. 10:14-15)? That realization should motivate us to spread…

The Church Fulfills Its Mission by Worshiping God with Everything It’s Got

Section 8: The Church Week 1: The Nature of the Church and It’s Mission Day 3: The Church Fulfills Its Mission by Worshiping God with Everything It’s Got Rom. 12:1-2 What is worship? The thing that comes to mind most often when we hear the term is the music we sing at church on Sundays and the music we listen to on Christian radio. What about that music makes it worship though? A song doesn’t automatically qualify as worship. We…

The Church Has a Specific Mission

Section 8: The Church Week 1: The Nature of the Church and It’s Mission Day 2: The Church Has a Specific Mission Matt. 28:19-20 We talked briefly yesterday about what the Church is. The Church exists as the outworking of God’s plan to restore humanity. That’s what the Church is, but what exactly is the Church supposed to do. In 1 Cor. 10:31, Paul says that everything is to be done to the glory of God.  “Everything” necessarily includes all…

The Church Plays a Major Role in God’s Plan to Restore Humanity

Section 8: The Church Week 1: The Nature of the Church and It’s Mission Day 1: The Church Plays a Major Role in God’s Plan to Restore Humanity Eph. 2:11-22 What is the Church? Seems like a simple question. But unfortunately, it turns out trying to define the church gets a little complicated. The tricky issue has to do with whether Israel/Old Testament believers ought to be included in the definition. Many theologians argue the Church didn’t come to existence…

When Christ Returns, the Image of God Will Be Fully Restored within Us

Section 7: Salvation – Part 2 Week 4: Glorification Day 5: When Christ Returns, the Image of God Will Be Fully Restored within Us 1 Jn. 1:1-3 In the discussion of our adoption as God’s children, we noted there is a sense in which our adoption has not yet been fully realized.  In part, that’s because the image of God has not yet fully been restored within us. As Thomas Oden explains, “To be a child of God is to…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E23

FREEDOM FROM BONDAGE TO SIN Why do we need to be set free from the Law? In this episode, David and Phil discuss the limitations of the Law, as well as the reality that for those in Christ, we are no longer under the law but under grace. GOT A QUESTION? Have a question about something we discussed? We’d love to hear from you! Click the button below to submit a question, and we will do our best to answer…

When Christ Returns, Believers Will Be Bodily Resurrected

Section 7: Salvation – Part 2 Week 4: Glorification Day 4: When Christ Returns, Believers Will Be Bodily Resurrected 1 Cor. 15:35-58 We noted yesterday that, although the souls of believers go immediately to heaven upon death, that cannot be our final destination. God intends to restore his creation, and, at that time, he will give us new resurrected bodies. What will those bodies be like? The Bible doesn’t give us a lot of details, but it does tell us…