Our Reformation 2017:
Becoming Foundationally Evangelical
All-Saints Sunday, November 5, 2017
Pastor Steve Brown
As we have been wonderfully celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation during this last year, we have been asking, “What is the reformation to which God is calling our St. Luke family?” The great majority of the answers given to this question at the April 23, 2017 St. Luke Member Forum focused on increasing our outreach temperature and behavior so as to become foundationally evangelical. This fits with what the leaders of St. Luke have sensed in our prayer times and discussions. While this sermon series will reaffirm the pillars of the 1517 Reformation, the series will primarily focus on our reformation 2017, which is to serve, invite give to meet the hopes and hurts of others. We will be engaging in a strategy to equip every church member to naturally share the message of Jesus with those who do not yet trust in Jesus.
After a year of prayer and discussion, we believe the reformation to which God is calling our St. Luke family is to increase our outreach temperature and behavior so as to become foundationally evangelical. This sermon will teach the strategy that we will use to move from here (not being foundationally evangelical) to there (being foundationally evangelical.)
Next Step: Whole-heartedly participate when the Organic Outreach Strategy reaches you. In the meantime, develop a FRANC list, begin praying for them to trust in Jesus, and read a book on how to naturally and comfortably share the message of Jesus with others.