Gospel Risk – Part 6

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 13 – Day 6)

READ Galatians 2:15-21 [15] We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; [16] yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 13 – Day 5)

READ Mark 1:16-20, Luke 9:23 16-18 Passing along the beach of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew net-fishing. Fishing was their regular work. Jesus said to them, “Come with me. I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 13 – Day 4)

READ Matthew 4:18-25 [18] While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. [19] And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” [20] Immediately they left their…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 13 – Day 3)

The call to follow Christ is the call to deny yourself and follow Him wherever He leads. After the birth of our 3rd child we started the process of getting certified for Foster Care in DFW. The Lord had placed on my heart a deep desire to help orphans and neglected children in our community….

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 13 – Day 2)

READ Luke 5:1-11 [1] On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, [2] and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. [3] Getting into one…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 13 – Day 1)

READ Mark 1:16-20, Luke 9:23 [16] Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. [17] And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” [18] And immediately they left their nets…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 12 – Day 6)

READ Galatians 2:11-14 [11] But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. [12] For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. [13] And the rest of the Jews…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 12 – Day 5)

READ 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 1-2 You’ll remember, friends, that when I first came to you to let you in on God’s master stroke, I didn’t try to impress you with polished speeches and the latest philosophy. I deliberately kept it plain and simple: first Jesus and who he is; then Jesus and what he did—Jesus crucified….

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 12 – Day 4)

READ Ephesians 4:17-32 [17] Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. [18] They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 12 – Day 3)

Being obedient to all that God has called us to means a continual reliance upon His Spirit. I had prayed for a long time for the Lord to help me find my gospel ‘niche’ and He directed me to an area that I would never have dreamed of on my own which is prison ministry.  I have…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 12 – Day 2)

READ Colossians 2:1-15 [1] For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, [2] that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 12 – Day 1)

READ 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 [1] And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. [2] For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. [3] And I was with you in weakness and in fear and…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 11 – Day 6)

READ Galatians 2:1-10 [1] Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. [2] I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 11 – Day 5)

READ Galatians 5:16-26 16-18 My counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. For there is a root of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness. These two ways of life…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 11 – Day 4)

READ Colossians 3:1-14 [1] If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. [2] Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. [3] For you have died, and your life is hidden with…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 11 – Day 3)

We please God when we obey Him and demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit in compassion for others rather than indulge in our selfish desires. My small group was going to a movie tonight, and I had the opportunity to join. While movies are fun, they really don’t facilitate the best fellowship. While I was…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 11 – Day 2)

READ Matthew 5:1-12 The Sermon on the Mount [1] Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. The Beatitudes [2] And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: [3] “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [4]…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 11 – Day 1)

READ Galatians 5:16-26 [16] But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. [17] For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 10 – Day 6)

READ Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8, 1 John 1:1-4 [19] Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, [20] teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 10 – Day 5)

READ Romans 8:1-17 1-2 With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 10 – Day 4)

READ 2 Corinthians 3 [1] Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you? [2] You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all. [3] And you show that you are a letter…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 10 – Day 3)

The Holy Spirit gives us life as He makes Jesus more real to us. My sister and I went to try a new, locally owned sandwich shop in Plano, “Erbert and Gerbert’s”.  It is close to a high school and a group of teachers with Plano ISD badges came in, taking an off-campus lunch break from…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 10 – Day 2)

READ Galatians 3:29-4:7 [29] And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise. Sons and Heirs [1] I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, [2] but he is under guardians and managers…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 10 – Day 1)

READ Romans 8:1-17 [1] There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. [2] For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. [3] For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do….

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 9 – Day 6)

READ 1 Samuel 17 [1] Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle. And they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. [2] And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 9 – Day 5)

READ John 16:5-15 4-7“I didn’t tell you this earlier because I was with you every day. But now I am on my way to the One who sent me. Not one of you has asked, ‘Where are you going?’ Instead, the longer I’ve talked, the sadder you’ve become. So let me say it again, this…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 9 – Day 4)

READ John 14:25-31 [25] “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. [26] But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. [27] Peace I leave with…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 9 – Day 3)

The Holy Spirit is our Helper, sent by Jesus, to reveal our need and continually point us back to Jesus. I am not always good at sharing as it makes me very uncomfortable. I realize that as a Christian I should be able to share more effectively but it just doesn’t come easy for me….

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 9 – Day 2)

READ Romans 8:12-27 [12] So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. [13] For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. [14] For all who are led…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 9 – Day 1)

READ John 16:5-15 [5] But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ [6] But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. [7] Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away,…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 8 – Day 6)

READ Romans 12 [1] I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. [2] Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 8 – Day 5)

READ Acts 17:16-34 16 The longer Paul waited in Athens for Silas and Timothy, the angrier he got—all those idols! The city was a junkyard of idols. 17-18 He discussed it with the Jews and other like-minded people at their meeting place. And every day he went out on the streets and talked with anyone who happened…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 8 – Day 4)

READ Romans 1:16-23 The Righteous Shall Live by Faith [16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. [17] For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 8 – Day 3)

People who believe differently than us are not our enemies, they are people desperately in need of the gospel. I recently attended the engagement party of one of the Indian students at University of Texas at Dallas. This is an arranged marriage and was to be a celebration for many of the groom’s friends and…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 8 – Day 2)

READ Acts 14:8-18 [8] Now at Lystra there was a man sitting who could not use his feet. He was crippled from birth and had never walked. [9] He listened to Paul speaking. And Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well, [10] said in a loud voice,…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 8 – Day 1)

READ Acts 17:16-32 [16] Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. [17] So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 7 – Day 6)

READ Genesis 4 [1] Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the LORD.” [2] And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. [3] In the course of…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 7 – Day 5)

READ 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 19-23 Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 7 – Day 4)

READ Romans 14 [1] As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. [2] One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. [3] Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 7 – Day 3)

We must look at our lives with open eyes to see who God has placed around us, so that they can see the glory of God in Jesus Christ. My husband and I have been doing some remodeling on our new home. The remodeling has taken longer than expected and has been a bit of…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 7 – Day 2)

READ 1 Corinthians 8 [1] Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. [2] If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. [3] But if anyone loves God, he is known by…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 7 – Day 1)

READ 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 [19] For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. [20] To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 6 – Day 6)

READ Ephesians 6:18-24 [18] praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, [19] and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, [20]…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 6 – Day 5)

READ Mark 2:1-12 1-5 After a few days, Jesus returned to Capernaum, and word got around that he was back home. A crowd gathered, jamming the entrance so no one could get in or out. He was teaching the Word. They brought a paraplegic to him, carried by four men. When they weren’t able to…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 6 – Day 4)

READ Luke 5:17-26 [17] On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with him to heal. [18] And behold, some men were bringing on a…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 6 – Day 3)

Reaching our friends and neighbors who do not yet have a relationship with Christ requires our active attention and effort. After building a relationship with my next door neighbor for the last few weeks, my wife and I finally committed to inviting them over for a BBQ. We feel compelled to share Christ’s love with them, and know…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 6 – Day 2)

READ Matthew 9:1-8 [1] And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. [2] And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” [3] And behold, some…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 6 – Day 1)

READ Mark 2:1-12 [1] And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. [2] And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. [3] And they came, bringing to him a…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 5 – Day 6)

READ Ephesians 6:14-17 [14] Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, [15] and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. [16] In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 5 – Day 5)

READ Philippians 2:5-11 5-8 Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 5 – Day 4)

READ 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 [14] For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; [15] and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. (ESV)…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 5 – Day 3)

Because Christ left the richness of heaven to come and serve us, we should prioritize seeking relationships with those in the world who need Christ. I’m a college student who came home to a place far away from the Metroplex this summer, and one of my main concerns was finding a job to help save…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 5 – Day 2)

READ Acts 1:9-11, Luke 24:44-53 [9] And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. [10] And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, [11] and said, “Men…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 5 – Day 1)

READ Philippians 2:5-11 [5] Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, [6] who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, [7] but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. [8]…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 4 – Day 6)

READ Ephesians 6:10-13 [10] Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. [11] Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. [12] For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities,…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 4 – Day 5)

READ John 13:34-35, 1 John 4:7-12 34-35 “Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.” 7-10 My beloved friends, let us continue to love…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 4 – Day 4)

READ 1 John 4:13-21 [13] By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. [14] And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. [15] Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 4 – Day 3)

Authenticity and accountability are only possible when our community is rooted in the love of Christ. Last Saturday my son, Austin, and I were trying to enjoy a carb heavy breakfast. Behind me was seated a young family with four children under the age of 6. The children were loud, whiny and just really annoying….

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 4 – Day 2)

READ John 13:1-17  [1] Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. [2] During supper, when the devil had already put it into the…

Infuse 2016: Gospel Risk Part 6 (Week 4 – Day 1)

READ John 13:34-35, 1 John 4:7-12 [34] A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. [35] By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” God Is Love [7]…