You Can Call Me Rocky

You Can Call Me Rocky

Jesus changed Simon’s name to Peter based on his declaration about Jesus’ true identity. In doing so, Jesus not only revealed Peter’s true identity but the identity of every person who would become a part of the Jesus movement. The Church is not a building, but a body; not a meeting, but a movement, not an organization, but an organism. Join us for week 3 of What’s in a Name as we consider what it means to be the church.

Jesus’ Identity:

Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the Living God

Peter’s Identity:

Peter’s identity was transformed when he proclaimed faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord.

The Church’s Identity:

The Church, or the “Ekklesia”, is “the Calledout Ones

The Bible tells the story of how God is moving out of inanimate structures and into the hearts of a people fully yielded to Him.

The church is a body, not a building. Therefore, we must prioritize people over property.

The church is an organism, not an organization. Therefore, it must prioritize relationships over rules.

The church is a movement, not a meeting. Therefore, we cannot become complacent but must follow the Holy Spirit.

Daily Readings:

This week we continue reading through the book of Isaiah. As you read, pay attention to the names . . . names of God, names used to describe God’s people, names given to Isaiah’s children, and names that will be used for Jesus.

Day 1: Isaiah 19 -20
Day 2: Isaiah 21-22
Day 3: Isaiah 23-24
Day 4: Isaiah 25
Day 5: Isaiah 26
Day 6: Isaiah 27
Day 7: Isaiah 28

Suggested Resources:

Books:

The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer
The Pursuit of Man, by A.W. Tozer
The Gift of Imperfection, by Brené Brown
Identity: Who You Are in Christ, by Eric Geiger

Other sermons at ssbc.org:

U R the Church (July 2014)