What are the First Things in Jesus’ Church?
Teaching | by Pastor Adam Sinnett
On Sunday, we began a new five-week series called First Things. If you have followed Jesus for any amount of time, you know that there are many things that go into the life of Jesus’ church.
But, what are the first things?
In this short series we are going to consider a number of foundational biblical principles for a healthy bible-teaching, Jesus-treasuring, people-loving, spirit-empowered, life-transforming local church. This study is built on the backbone of DCC’s new mission statement and ten core convictions.
Therefore, this series will be a little different. We won’t be walking through a particular book of the Bible. Instead, each Sunday we will have a distinct anchoring passage, along with other supporting scripture, that teaches the truth in view that week.
This is a fitting time for such a series in the life of our church. We are eight years old. Over the course of these years, the Lord has been exceedingly kind to us in what is one of the least churched and most secular cities in the country. In a word, DCC is a miracle.
Yet, since the local church is a living thing, it is helpful to periodically pull back and consider, “Who are we? Why do we exist? Why does Jesus have us here?” That is what this series is all about—and the role we all play in Jesus’ unfolding story in our favorite city.
We are in this together.
Here is how First Things will take shape:
Why We Exist (Col 1:15-23)
God-Centered, Jesus-Treasuring & Spirit-Empowered (Eph 1:3-14)
Bible-Saturated & Prayer-Filled (Ps. 119:18, 105)
Mission-Driven & Disciple-Making (Mt. 28:18-20)
People-Loving, City-Renewing & Church-Focused (Heb 10:19-25)
We hope you’ll join us. Let’s pray for fruit!
For Jesus’ Fame,