How then should we live?

Dear Mosaic Family, A couple years ago, we went through a series at Mosaic, entitled "This Changes Everything." In this teaching series, we talked about how the person and work of Jesus Christ in the Gospel, doesn't just save our souls, but the Gospel also is meant to transform all the most practical areas of our life: work, money, sex, relationships, and the church. Many people view the Gospel as the way we enter the Kingdom of God, and then everything else is done through our sheer efforts. This is a wrongheaded approach to the Christian life. The Gospel isn't just an entry point to a life with God, it's also a force for growth in your walk with God. This is exactly the point the Apostle Paul wants to drive home, even in the way he structures the last part of his letter. After spending 11 chapters beautifully elucidating the Gospel, Paul then pivots and says "therefore," meaning now, based on everything I've just explained, this is how you shall live. He writes, "I appeal to you therefore, brother, by the mercies of God..." Then for the next 5 chapters he begins to, in practical detail, lay out his answer to the question: "Now that we are Christians, how then should we live?"

In order to best prepare yourself for the sermon tomorrow, please read Romans 12-16. Looking forward to worshiping with you!

Praying for you! Pastor Jan

Announcements:
Baptism Service Sunday, August 21st. If you would like to be baptized at Mosaic, the next baptism service is coming up. If interested in getting baptized, email admin@mosaicboston.com

3rd Quarterly Members' Meeting & Potluck Sunday, September 25th1-3pm. If you're a member of Mosaic Boston, plan on attending this important in-house family meeting, and bring a favorite dish to share!

Pre-service Prayer 
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