What Does It Mean to be Gospel-Empowered?

To be empowered is to be given ability or opportunity; to be entrusted, equipped, enabled, or strengthened. We’re often encouraged to feel “empowered” when it comes to our civic rights, our physical fitness, and our past obstacles. But disciples of Christ build their lives on a different sort of empowerment.

Our aim at Laurel Canyon in 2014 is to be God-shaped–as individuals, families, and a congregation. To be God-shaped is to be Father-defined, Christ-centered, and Spirit-led. This matters because the Father-defined, Christ-centered, and Spirit-led come to be empowered in ways that truly matter most.

This sermon was delivered on February 16, 2014.

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About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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