We Are Going To Be A Multi-Cultural Church

We Are Going To Be A Multi-Cultural Church

Jan 20, 2019

Passage: Ephesians 2:11-22

Preacher: Tim Akin

Series: We Are Going

Detail:

Mission Statement of First Baptist Douglasville:
We exist to display the glory of God by making disciples and proclaiming the Gospel throughout the world.”

Ou Core Values:

  • Grounded in the Word
  • Growing as Disciples
  • Going to the World.

 Why Should We Be A Multi-Cultural Church?

  1. The Command Of Jesus (Matthew 28:19).
  2. The Reality Of Heaven (Revelation 5:9-10).
  3. The Power Of The Gospel (Ephesians 2:11-22).
    • We all share the same starting point… Separation from Christ (Eph. 2:11-12).
    • We all have only one way to God… The cross of Christ (Eph. 2:13-14).
    • We have true equality… One body (Eph. 2:15-18).
      • Tony Merida: “In Christ a new corporate entity exists, which is the church. It is not as though Gentiles have been transformed into Jews or vice versa, but rather God has created one new man. They did not merely become one; they have become better.”
      • Galatians 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
    • We join one family… the church (Eph. 2:19-22).

 How Will We Become A Multi-Cultural Church?

  1. Repent Of Racism And Classicism.
    • Acts 10:34: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality.”
  2. Embrace Diversity.
  3. Strive For Integration.
    • Every Member Living On Mission.
    • Planting Churches To Reach All Kinds Of People