Everyone Has a Song to Sing (Part 1)

STEREO: good news for a listening world

News:  something has happened as a result of which the world is a different place”     – Theologian/Historian NT Wright

16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.    Romans 1:16

Gospel [gr. euaggelion] – lit. good news, news that makes one happy, information that causes one joy, words that bring smiles, a message that causes the heart to be sweet.

The Gospel in Stereo:  John 13:34-35

          LOVE others the way Jesus LOVED you.

The Words to the Song:  John 3:16

 

EVERYONE HAS A SONG TO SING:

5 Big Lies We Believe:

  • My faith is a PRIVATE

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.     Matthew 5:14-16

  • My life is my MESSAGE.

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?  And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”    Romans 10:14-15

  • It’s not my GIFT.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28:18-20

  • I don’t know ENOUGH.

One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!  John 9:25

  • People just aren’t OPEN.

He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.  Luke 10:2

 

PRAYER:

I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.  Philemon 6

 

FURTHER RESOURCES:

Simply Good News by NT Wright

Fool’s Talk by Os Guinness

Did Jesus Rise From The Dead by William Lane Craig

Becoming a Contagious Christian by Bill Hybels

Kingdom Conspiracy by Scot McKnight

They Like Jesus But Not The Church by Dan Kimball

Who Is This Man by John Ortberg

More from Stereo

We live in a world that is desperate for some good news. N.T. Wright defines this good news as “something [that] has happened as a result of which the world is a different place.” At the center of Christianity is good news, not good advice. Something happened 2,000 years that has the power to change your life today. In this series we’ll be unpacking what’s so good about this news and how to share it with a listening world around us.