Rooted in the Gospel, week 1 – Rusty Hutson – April 8, 2018

Psalm 1:1-3 – a tree planted by streams of water and yield its fruit in season due to its “delight in the law.”

Misunderstanding, or mistrust in the person/character of God, often the root of our fruit of this world and our flesh.

Matthew 7:17-20

Matthew 12:33

What is the Gospel?

“Euangelion” – Greek – “the Good News.”

If you are going to understand the good news you have to understand this progression:

  1. God – everything begins and ends with God in order to understand the story of God, or the “good news.”
  2. Us – we were made in his image, but that image was broken by sin, and the wages of sin is death/permanent separation from God.
  3. Jesus Christ – God sent his Son to be an acceptable sacrifice – the King of kings willing to lay down his life for his people.
  4. Response – in light of what Jesus has done, we must respond to him.
    • and the only appropriate response is REPENTANCE and BELIEF.

What does it mean to be “Rooted in the Gospel?”

Galatians 6:7-8

  1. if you sow in the flesh, you will reap destruction
  2. if you saw in the Spirit, you will reap eternal life.

ways to stay rooted –> Read the Word and Remain in Community.

Today, take an honest assessment of where you are and resolve to deal with the painful/wrong places in your heart and mind.

Psalm 139:1-6. “God, you know me better than I know myself.”

Psalm 139:23-24. “Lord lead me in the way everlasting.”