This past Sunday, I shared a vision message with our church. The first question we answered was WHY. Why do we exist? The answer is: Chapelhill exists to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. It’s important that we know the WHY.
The WHAT is our vision. WHAT are we doing to fulfill the WHY? I told everyone our vision is to see people truly live for Jesus, and for people to lead other people to Jesus. In addition, our WHAT includes expanding our multi-site vision from our current three locations to reach more people with the gospel.
In discussing the HOW, I emphasized the importance of everyone knowing the gospel in a clear and concise way. If we’re going to live the gospel, and share the gospel, we need to KNOW the gospel. At the close of our services, I often share this:
God became man in human flesh. He (Jesus) lived the life that we should have lived, and He died the death that we should have died, in our place. On the third day, He rose again proving that He is the Son of God, and offering the gift of salvation and forgiveness of sins for anyone who repents and believes in Him.
The gospel is powerful. It is the truth that sets people free. Look at what Paul says in Romans 1:16-17:
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed–“
Let me encourage you to learn the gospel in a clear and concise way. Maybe you should memorize it here. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you the ability to share it. If you’re ready, I know God will give you the opportunity. The vision of Chapelhill is all about the gospel!
Dave Divine, Lead Pastor
The Church At Chapelhill