Main Idea: Those who believe in Christ have a sacred duty, a peculiar responsibility, a moral obligation, a big job, to represent and share the true story of God in Christ with a world that often appears to be indifferent and even growing in hostility towards God.  This series is designed to inspire, equip, and encourage you to be active in sharing the Greatest Story Seldom Told.  The time is right, the risks are real, the rewards are endless; but without a doubt, the responsibility is non-negotiable!

**We will have a number of live conversion/faith testimonies and interviews by the pastor of persons talking about their conversion and relationship with Christ during this series.

Date                         Title                                                                             Text

August 6                The Greatest Story is Life Changing! (Woohoo 101)   2 Corinthians 5:17-19

Main Idea: The Gospel Message of a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ is truly life changing – and that’s a good thing!

Back to Church Sunday – Hang Time Catered Meal-Cost Recovery.  The message will be Twenty-five minutes to allow time for a personal salvation testimony (5 minutes) and additional music.   Bring a Friend – friends eat free.

August 13             The Greatest Story is The Main Thing! (Content 101)        1 Corinthians 15:1-8

Main Idea: The greatest story ever is that Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, died to pay for our sins after which God raised Him from the dead.  (If you can believe that, you can believe everything else God’s Word teaches but there is nothing more important than this.)

August 20             The Greatest Story is Ours to Tell! (Obligation 101)            Romans 1:14-17

Main Idea: Once you truly receive the gospel of Jesus Christ by faith, you become aware of your privilege and duty to pass it on to others.

August 27         The Greatest Story has its Detractors (Opposition 101) I Corinthians 2:1-12; 14

Main Idea: We have the help of the Holy Spirit in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with others; so we are simply to do our best and leave the results to God.

September 3      The Greatest Story is Worth Telling (Rationale 101)  I Corinthians 15:1-4; 12-22

Main Idea: We are to tell the story because it is true and of great eternal significance.   In short, the gospel is the only hope we have to live eternally with God.

September 10   The Greatest Story is God’s Story (Confidence 101)        Romans 10:9-15

Main Idea: The gospel is simple and yet God promises that the gospel, itself, has the power to save those who believe it even as we have the power within us to share it.

September 17   The Greatest Story is Life Giving (Confidence 201)         Ephesians 2:1-10

Main Idea: The gospel gives new life to those who believe it as well as a new purpose for living.  When you share it with others you do them a great service!

 

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