Gospel Culture – Gospel People

By Ps Alby Yip

We thank God for the recent church camp where about 550 Zion Bishan members, worshippers and friends gathered to think seriously about being a Gospel People. We learnt that God’s people, when transformed by the Gospel grow to become a Gospel People. In the closing message, “How the Gospel empowers us to display God’s glory in the church (Gospel Culture)” we were challenged that Gospel Culture is about Gospel People displaying God’s glory. 

But how and in what ways do the people of God display His glory? Paul declares how from Romans 15:1-7, “bear with the… weak”, “build him up”, “live in harmony with one another” that we may “with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. “Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” 

In our modern world, “welcome” is no more than a handshake and a verbal greeting. But in that culture and the world of Romans, to “welcome” is to offer hospitality and protection to another person or a visitor at whatever cost. Isn’t that interesting? Displaying the glory of God is not so much about showing off talents or how much we can do for God. Displaying the glory of God – to be a Gospel People and to be a church that has Gospel Culture as its DNA – is to love each other just as Christ loves us both in the spirit and the body. It is to be a community of little sacrificial “Christ”s.

With this heartbeat, we want to remember brothers and sisters who are easily forgotten in our church family. It is our privilege and loving duty to honor and love them as precious members of Christ’s Body too. The Enabling Ministry has planned a series of conversations to learn how we can better love and minister to our fellow saints. Would you come join us this Enabling Ministry dialogue (happening today – Sunday 7 July at 12pm!) and future ones ahead?

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