Oct 3, 2021 | Categories: Jesus Transformation.

A Jesus Transformation – Jesus Culture Part 2 | Ryan Falls

A Jesus Transformation Jesus Culture Part 2

Acts 2:42-47 | Ryan Falls, Senior Pastor

I. Community is a gift

  • Born of grace
  • An economy of grace

II. Community is formative

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
 but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
–Proverbs 13:20

III. Community is unified

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
–Phil 2:1-8

  • Humility – we think of ourselves less often
  • Hospitality – you are welcome
  • Solidarity – I stand with you
  • Mutuality – we strengthen one another

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
–Phil. 2:9-11

IV. Community is full of encounter

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, 
And every common bush afire with God, 
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.”
–Elizabeth Barrett Browning