Adult Sunday School
The Gospel of Matthew
Teachers: Erik Haaland & Rick Maddy
Location: B119 & 121
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands
Teachers: Ian Achterkirch, Tim Kooiman
Location: The Forum
What God has ordained for his church is both wonderful and sobering. It is wonderful because he is a jealous and determined God. His work in his people will not fail, but will continue until it is completed. It is sobering because this work follows an “all of my people, all of the time” model. The church today has many more consumers than committed participants. Church is merely an event we attend or an organization we belong to. We often don’t understand that God has called His children into daily ministry.
The paradigm is simple: when God calls you to himself, he also calls you to be a servant, an instrument in his redeeming hands. All his children are called into ministry, and each of us needs the daily intervention this ministry provides. As Paul David Tripp explains in Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, God’s plan for our earthly lives can be summed up in a sentence: people in need of change helping people in need of change. He calls all His children to participate in ministry all the time and to glorify Him through that ministry.
Through faithful ministry of every part, the Body will grow to full maturity in Christ. Through this video and study series we will learn what it means to love, know, speak and do to become more effective instruments. Don’t just sit on the sideline. Make ministry your life and life your ministry, become an effective tool of change in the lives of others.