False Dichotomy

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 3-minute session from the 2012 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, John Burke, Founder and Lead Pastor at Gateway Community Church in Austin, Texas addresses the false dichotomy concerning whether Christians ought to proclaim the gospel or meet the needs of their community.


Which of John's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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We create a false division when we separate the preaching of the gospel from that of serving the needs of those around us. Jesus went to where people were and began by addressing their needs. Many times, such action led to their belief. Seek to live out the model of the Savior, meeting people in their need so as to demonstrate the gospel both in word and deed.


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