Developing People in the Gospel

From the Very Beginning, we Have Been Trained to Glorify Ourselves

Matt Chewning and his wife, Beth, planted Netcast Church in 2010 with the intent of reaching greater Boston with the gospel. From the beginning, Netcast has had a value focus on authenticity and relevancy, centered, of course, on the foundation of the gospel. In this talk from the 2013 SEND Conference, Matt draws from those values to speak to the church at large about our need for authentic love in the gospel.

1 Chronicles 29:11-13 (ESV)

11Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.12Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.13And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Our culture is thoroughly focused on the self. How have you been trained and pushed toward self glorification? How do you fight against it?
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What authenticity problems do you see in your church? What authenticity problems do you see in yourself?
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What can the local church body do for one another to help each other live authentic lives marked by genuine love?
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How does the gospel answer the core issue at the sin of self glorification?
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If we fully glorify God, there will be no room for glorifying ourselves. Let your love be genuine and remember that Jesus is everything.

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