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Lincoln Park UBF Membership Classes. Why membership?. The Bible says we belong to the body of Christ As we commit to a body of believers, we grow in our relationship with Jesus and in his image, learning his love Accountability. Our covenant.

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why membership
Why membership?
  • The Bible says we belong to the body of Christ
  • As we commit to a body of believers, we grow in our relationship with Jesus and in his image, learning his love
  • Accountability
our covenant
Our covenant
  • We promise, as a community, to belong to Christ (1Thes 5:10) to live with Jesus as Lord over our community (Col 2:6) and as members of God’s kingdom (Luke 17:21)
  • We promise to love God with all our hearts. (Luke 10:27a)
  • We promise to love one another, and reach out to others with the love of God (1 John 4:7-21, John 13:34)
  • We promise to keep each other accountable, carry each others’ burdens, pray for each other, and build each other up. (1Thes 5:11)
  • We promise to listen to God and to “the word of his grace,” allowing it to build us up and sanctify us. (Acts 20”32)
  • We promise to live for more than “the flesh” but keep in step with God the Spirit (Gal 5:24,25)
  • We promise to share the Gospel and invite others to follow Jesus as a community a to all people (Matt 28:19)
our classes
Our classes
  • The Gospel
  • Christ as Lord Part 1 (personal life)
  • Christ as Lord Part 2 (community life)
  • Discipleship
  • World Missions
  • Giving
  • UBF
the gospel
The Gospel
  • What is it?
  • Good news
  • Sin and it’s consequences
  • God and his grace
  • Jesus the Lamb of God
  • The gift of the Holy Spirit
  • The resurrection, the kingdom of God and the second coming
why it is important
Why it is important
  • It is the foundation of Christian life
  • It is our means into fellowship with God’s people
  • It is the message God still wants us to share with people today
how to receive the gospel
How to receive the gospel
  • Jesus said, “Repent and believe” (Mk1:15)
  • Repentance: turn away from our sins, turn to God
  • Believe: accept God’s promise to us in Jesus
  • The main point is the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit
  • Calls us to depend on God, what he has done for us, not to depend on ourselves, what we can/should do
how to live with the gospel
How to live with the gospel
  • Stop sinning: See myself as dead to sin (Rom 6:1-2)
  • New Identity: I’m not perfect, and that’s okay. God loves me, and his grace sufficiently accepts me with all my weaknesses (Rom 11:6, 2 Cor12:9)
  • New Foundation: come to God with confidence in his love for me, live in a relationship with him that gives inner peace, freedom and joy (Heb 4:16. Rom 5:1-2)
  • New Drive: led by God the Spirit, following his leading and keeping in step with him (Gal 5:25)
  • New Purpose: live glorifying God, to reveal his grace and love (1 Cor 10:31, Act 20:24)
how to share the gospel
How to share the gospel
  • Get to know the person; listen carefully
  • Try to find the main area of need
  • Begin there to share what God has done for us in Jesus
  • Don’t be afraid to tell the truth
  • Keep the focus on Jesus
  • Depend on God to work in the person
  • Pray