Guest Pastor Dr. Greg Tonkinson will present a series of four talks based around the two greatest commandments (Matt 22:37-40). In summary, followers of Jesus are to unreservedly love the Lord and unselfishly love their neighbor. Sanctification, or “soaring” in the Lord, happens when these two commands are constantly, albeit imperfectly, being lived out. The four Sundays at Church on Mill will be spent developing this thought.
|June 11th||Praise God||My desire will be to discuss our identity in Christ. It’s this speaker’s firm belief that one of the primary reasons believers aren’t stronger in the Lord is due to lack of understanding of their positional truths in Christ. This message will be spent looking at our identity in Christ and the blessings we’ve received from God. This will hopefully bring the believer to a state of desiring to praise God.||Matt 22:37-40, Isaiah 40:31, 2 Timothy 2:6, Rom 6:1-14|
|June 18th||Know God||My desire will be to discuss how we can “love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind.” (Matt 22:37) The primary focus for Saturday morning will loving God through the studying of His Word.||Matt 22:37-40, I Corinthians 2:1-5, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Matthew 7:24-29|
|June 25th||Trust God||My desire will be to discuss, again, the greatest commandment. The focus for this message, though, will be on handling the challenges that arise with worshiping an infinite God. Particular attention will be given to those times when God seems distant.||Matt 22:37-40, Psalm 13|
|July 2nd||Promote God||My desire will be to discuss how to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Though this can be demonstrated in a host of ways, the morning will be spent discussing one issue in particular, the area of forgiveness. Giving and receiving forgiveness is one of the most challenging aspects of the Christian life, but when done correctly, it can be one of the most powerful ways to promote God’s love for a broken world.||Matt 22:37-40, Matthew 22:34-40, Ephesians 4:32|