Through Turning Point Community Church, God is calling you to pursue Jesus & gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered community, gospel-centered service and gospel-centered mission.
Ultimately the church is about proclaiming the good news, but she is also responsible for transformation in the lives of disciples so that they might grow more and more into the image of Christ.
A “Disciple of Christ” is someone who:
- Has come to the saving knowledge of Jesus.
- Trusted in Jesus Christ death on the cross for their sins, personally trusted in Jesus as their Savior.
- Is learning from and following Jesus.
- A disciple is one who is learning from and following Jesus through thick and thin, relying on the Holy Spirit’s strength to do what is right & obedient and has surrendered to Jesus.
- Makes other disciples of Jesus through calling them to trust in Jesus.
- Being a disciple not only involves trusting in Christ for salvation, and following Christ. It also means that you make it your goal to live for Jesus and tell others about Him, so in turn, others become disciples of Jesus.
~ Mathew 28:18-19
The word “Gospel” means “good news.” The central message of the Bible is the gospel- about the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Salvation comes only through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus (the gospel), not traditions, not customs, not good works.
TPCC is gospel centered, not religion based:
The gospel says that you should trust in the perfectly sinless life of Jesus because He alone is the only good and truly moral person who will ever live. Religion says that you should trust in what you do as a good moral person.
The gospel says that it is because God has loved us through Jesus that we can obey. Religion says that if we obey God, He will love us.
The gospel ends in humble and confident joy because of the power of Jesus at work for me, in me, through me, and sometimes in spite of me. Religion ends in either pride (because I think I am better than other people) or despair (because I continually fall short of God’s commands).
~ Romans 1:16
Worship is not just singing songs on Sunday morning.
Worship is related to every area of our lives. We all worship someone or something.
Gospel-Centered Worship will cause us to realize that everything we love and all that we enjoy is a gift from God. Therefore, we worship Jesus as the giver of all good gifts.
Question: Who or what is ultimate in your life?
Your answer reveals who or what you worship.
~ Romans 12:1
Community is not a group of believers meeting together for one hour a week.
Community is personal relationships with other members of the Body of Christ. It involves a genuine love, care, concern, and transparency for one another as fellow believers and members of a church body.
Gospel-Centered Community reflects a triune God who, as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, has eternally existed in perfect harmony, unity, joy, and contentment. We are imperfect people who follow God’s example of love and affection for one another.
Question: Do you just “put in your time” on Sunday mornings and have no interaction with other members of the church body outside the church walls? Or do you forge real, honest, true friendships with others who will encourage and support your faith?
~ 1 Peter 5:8
Service is not just doing a good deed for someone in need.
Service is the outward expression of the love and grace that God has shown us. We serve not only the other members of the church, but also our friends, and those in need.
Gospel-Centered Service is to follow Jesus’ example of humbling himself to wash his disciples’ feet. We don’t serve to glorify ourselves, but out of a genuine desire to serve and lift up others for the glory of God.
Question: Why do you serve? What are your motives when you give your time, energy, and money? Is it to show others how good you are? Or is to show the love and humility of our Savior who gave his own life for us?
~ Mathew 20:28
Mission is not a short-term trip to a third-world country.
Mission is individual and it is for everyone who is a follower of Christ. No one wants to live a meaningless life. It is the mission of every believer to become a disciple of Christ and to make disciples of others.
Gospel-Centered Mission is carrying on the work that Jesus began. His whole life was about the mission of salvation as he trained his disciples to spread the gospel to the world. The gospel that he lived a sinless life, died and rose again for the forgiveness of sins for those who believe. This is the reason we exist. Jesus has changed how we do everything: our worship, our sense of community, the way we serve, and the mission of our lives.
Question: What is your life’s mission? Is it to become successful, acquire wealth and possessions, only to leave it all behind and be forgotten? Or are you on a mission to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a dark, dying world?
~2 corinthians 5:20-21
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