The American Reinvention of Jesus and the Gospel – Part 2

The Way Ahead is Back

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Shifts in the society around us may feel unsettling, but cultures have come and gone throughout history. These changes are never a threat to God, and they cannot shake the church that is grounded in Christ. Pastor Joshua West joins Gary Wilkerson to talk about the role of the church in American culture.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • God is merciful and slow to anger, receiving those who turn back to him in true repentance.

  • Pastors and ministers must examine themselves to make sure they are building God’s kingdom and not their own.

  • Civilizations rise and fall but the church of Jesus Christ will survive through it all.

  • Speaking to large crowds can be great, but true discipleship takes places one on one.

  • Any gospel that does not include a holy God, sinful man, and unmerited grace is a false gospel.

  • It can be a lot easier to reach someone with the gospel who is desperately broken than someone who thinks they are okay.

  • We need to stand up and earnestly contend for, defend, and proclaim our faith.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

Romans 1:18-32; Revelation 3:15-16; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Romans 8:38-39; 2 Corinthians 13:5; Jude 3; Luke 9:26

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

About Joshua West

Joshua West serves as pastor and program manager of Sonrise Adult & Teen Challenge in Cache, Oklahoma, which is a thirteen-month discipleship program for men with life controlling problems. He also oversees a satellite campus of the Oklahoma School of Ministry for the Assemblies of God raising up, training and equipping men who are called to be pastors, missionaries and ministers. Joshua’s desire is to raise up ministers who will correctly and boldly preach the word with passion and integrity. The point of all his work and writings is to preach the gospel, glorify God and to teach sound doctrine.

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About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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