Thursday, October 17, 2013

Notes for Tim Kimmel @D6 2013

There's a vast difference between people who do great things and people who live great lives

1. God love is best nurtured through spiritually thriving families

  • Genesis 1-2 
  • When God wanted to design the pinnacle part of his creation; He made a family. Not a committee of program
  • Family = the domestic church
  • Church = a gathering of domestic churches
  • The most effective way to disciple anyone is to have them raised in a Godly home with Godly parents
  • Parents begin to subcontract their parenting to the church which results in fear based parenting
  • God didn't call us to raise safe spiritual kids. He called us to raise strong spiritual kids.
2. God's love is best illustrated through churches and homes that reflect God's heart. 
  • Churches and homes who 
  • Gods grace is supposed to be the spiritual climate system in our homes and churches
  • If you're strong on truth and light on grace; you're light on truth
“I can’t stand your religious meetings. I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions. 
I want nothing to do with your religion projects,
    your pretentious slogans and goals.I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes,
    your public relations and image making.I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music.
    When was the last time you sang to me?Do you know what I want?
    I want justice—oceans of it.I want fairness—rivers of it.
    That’s what I want. That’s all I want."  -
Amos 5:21-24 (the Message)

  • Without grace you erode the impact of the truth.
  • Biblical orthodoxy is about what we know. Grace is how we come across. Grace should describe what we are
3. God's love is best transferred through churches and families that are guided by God's truth and are tempered by his grace
  • Discipline and correction should be a form of Grace if done the way Christ models it in our lives
4. The gospel is best leveraged when churches and families operate in partnership.
  • One without the other can be like assembling a puzzle with a missing box and missing pieces.
  • The church should be telling parents "You can do it, we can help"

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