Beyond Salvation explores the role of the Gospel message in our lives beyond our initial commitment to follow Christ. Having a proper understanding of what Jesus and the New Testament writers meant when using the word opens up a whole new way to engage our community.
Couch explores what the term â€œGospelâ€ means; how it relates to Jesusâ€™ teaching on the Kingdom; and how the first hearers of this idea would have interpreted this message. Couch looks at the root of the churchâ€™s irrelevancy in todayâ€™s culture, reminding us that contemporary music or hymns, preaching style, childrenâ€™s ministry and facility location/type are not reasons for it. Instead, church leaders need a better understanding and working definition of the Gospel.
We have 38 recorded parables of Jesus, 20 of them saying directly that â€œthe Kingdom of God or Heaven is like â€¦ .â€œ Understanding what the Kingdom is like opens up a whole new way to look at spiritual maturity and reveals the realities upon which our lives are to be built.
Aaron Couch is the co-planter of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho. In 2007, Aaron branched out with a team and is a co-planter of Real Life Ministries on the Palouse in Moscow, Idaho, as well. In the four years that RLM has been â€œOn the Palouse,â€ it has grown to more than 1,000 in attendance. Aaronâ€™s passion is seeing people become everything that God has wired them to be. Discipleship is a core value for him, and he has discipled people of all different age groups. Every day is a blessing from God to experience His love and grace and to express that to as many people as God allows.
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