There is a popular Video series about a sports team in the UK that follows a soccer team with an American coach. The team is mediocre at best. The soccer club largely has what it needs to succeed, including a talented superstar or two, but they don’t function very well as a team, they don’t believe in themselves as a cohesive unit. So, to motivate the team, the new coach writes one word on a yellow piece of paper and tapes it above his office door in the locker room. Throughout the season the word becomes more than just a word tied to a motivational speech, but becomes a way of life. The word written above his door is “Believe”
all in: “fully committed to or involved in something” Merriam-Webster Dictionary
All in ---> Believe
Salvation is only in Christ
Acts 4:12 “12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.””
Salvation is the mercy of God in Christ
Titus 3:5 “5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,”
Salvation is a work of Grace. A gift
Eph 2:8-9 “8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
The gift is receiving Christ(john 1:12). By receiving Christ part of what we receive is His call to come follow Him. There is no cost you must pay for salvation, but in following Christ there is a cost.
Matthew 8:19-20 “19 And a scribe came up and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” 20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.””
Matthew 13:45-46 “45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”
To be saved, all that is required by you is to believe through faith
John 20:31 “31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
To be all in with Christ is to follow Him completely and being willing to give up anything and everything for His name’s sake. To be all in with Christ means a public, community oriented commitment to Christ through baptism.
All into the water (baptism)
Acts 16:31 “31 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.””
All in to serve
Gal 1:10 “10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Don’t have to be a missionary or a pastor to serve Christ, but everyone who wants to serve Christ should do so through His Church
Don’t have to be a missionary or a pastor to serve Christ, but everyone who wants to serve Christ should do so through His Church. Serve Christ, Serve his body, serve the world.
All in living righteously 1 Peter 2:24 “24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.”
All in with your wallet
2 cor 8:1-5 “1 We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, 2 for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. 3 For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, 4 begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints— 5 and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.”
All into His church
Rom 12:4-5 “4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”
Welcome to Grace class starting Sep 10. It will meet during the second service in the flex room and will be taught by one of our elders, Neal Chamberlain.
Membership welcome to grace class Unity
Titus 3:10 “10 As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him,”
All in for Love
1 Cor 13:1 “1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.”