The Road Ahead (Where We’re Going)
Buckle Up — Our Part in God’s Story
January 31, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
The prayer for the church in this moment is, “Jesus, give us a new vision!”
A vision is a clear, challenging, hope-filled picture of our church.
The source of a vision is the calling of God on the senior pastor to lead the church. A real vision flows from God, to the pastor, through our leadership, and into the congregation.
2 Corinthians 5:16–21 (ESV)
To be reconciled = to be restored back to friendship or harmony.
#1. God is in the business.
God restores lives through Jesus…
From now on… we’re going to see Jesus as .
Hebrews 12:1–2 (NIV)
Jesus is the answer — to our with God.
Acts 4:12 (NIV)
Jesus is the answer — to our broken relationships with .
Ephesians 2:14 (NIV)
Jesus is the answer — to our .
John 16:33 (NIV)
Jesus is the answer— to a .
John 10:10 (NIV)
In God’s restoration business, Jesus is the answer.
2 Corinthians 5:18-20 (ESV)
#2. We are on his .
We have been given work to do and a message to declare.
2 Corinthians 5:20 (ESV)
- Have you been doing this in your life?
- Have you been telling people how much God loves them?
- Have you been living out a restored life where people see a difference in you?
Central’s keep us focused and bring clarity to what matters most.
- We worship Jesus.
- We multiply believers.
- We desire community.
- We live with joy.
Our is the way we live out our core values.
Central’s mission statement is our biblical task and answers the question, “What are we supposed to be doing?”
“Love God with everything you have and love others as well”
“Go and make disciples”
Central’s Mission Statement
”We exist to Live for Christ,
Love People, and Make Disciples”
Our new vision is the result of us living out our mission. If Central were to fulfill its mission, the church would look different. It would be full of people living for Christ, loving others, and making disciples. Simply put, Central would be full of changed people.
So, this is God’s New Vision for Central…
CBC is a church where
From now on, everything we do and the decisions we make will be through the lens of God’s vision for Central. We will invest our energies and resources in fulfilling God’s vision with renewed purpose.
Will you jump in with both feet and go all in?
This week, make this your prayer… “God if you’re changing lives and changing our church, what are you calling me(us) to do?”