From the Gospel Project website:
"In God’s Big Picture, Vaughan Roberts shows how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He provides both the encouragement and the tools to help you read the Bible with confidence and understanding. Each chapter progresses through the Bible, showing how the Scriptures are united around God and His rule.
Roberts will take you through Creation, Fall, Israel, the prophets, the exile, Jesus, the Church, and the coming Kingdom, all the while showing how the Bible itself tells one story – the story of our world. Most importantly, Roberts points you to the Bible’s supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him."
Below is our order of worship for the corporate worship gathering this coming Sunday. You can view past Sunday's Worship Folders HERE, and you can listen to some of the songs we like to sing in our worship gatherings HERE. You can also find links to all past sermons on our sermons page.
Andrew Hughes | Category: Theology for Life
When the Bible speaks of God’s patience, the main point is not that He is casually lenient towards sin. Nor is God’s patience the opposite of immature irritability.
There are two key aspects to the idea behind God’s patience:
Several free resources are available right now:
For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. (Hebrews 6:10, ESV)
The intent of this blog series is to introduce our church to people serving in various ways throughout our church body, people you may know well or not so well, so as to give us all an opportunity to learn more about each other, learn from each other, and be mutually encouraged in God's gracious work through us, as instruments in His hands.
This month's volunteer being interviewed is Jake Walker, who is currently doing a ministry internship with our church:
William Boekestein, on the Ligioner blog, shares 4 traits of healthy church membership, each worthy of considering in our own lives:
Many people visit churches for non-theological reasons. They might be intrigued by the website or respond to a friend’s invitation. They might appreciate a church’s hospitality, singing, or proximity. But these reasons will keep few people in a church.
Read the whole article HERE.
Eric Velasco | Category: Mission
“In one minute or less, explain the Christian gospel to me.”
I recently heard a pastor explain how he would ask this question at interviews not to simply check off a box or “pull a fast one” on potential church members, but simply to gauge a person’s ability to know what, exactly, it is that Christians believe.
When asked the same question by a non-believing friend or family member, would you be able to provide a clear, concise answer?
Andrew Hughes | Category: The Christian Life
When Jesus introduced the good news of the kingdom of God, it was often in paradoxical form- - - things that sound as if they are backwards and counter-intuitive to life:
Ben Reaoch | Category: Mission
If you are a member or regular attender at 3RG I want to personally encourage you to make a friend and invite a friend. Who are some people in your life whom you could befriend, with whom you could share the love of Christ? There are people who live around you. There are people in your workplace. There are Facebook friends. There are extended family members. There are people you interact with at school activities, kid’s sporting events, at the gym, etc. Start praying for some of these individuals specifically. Think of ways you can get to know them better.
The purpose of our church blog is to serve the overall mission of our church: to delight in the beauty of God's greatness,