The Light of the Gospel Raises People from Death to Life

Big Truth:

The Light of the Gospel Raises People from Death to Life

John 5:24; Romans 5:10-12, 21; 2 Timothy 1:10

Bible Verse:

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.

Ephesians 2:4-5

Big Ideas:

  • Sin makes us dead.
  • Jesus raises the dead to life.
  • Salvation is only possible through Jesus’ work, not our good works.

Bible Passage:

Ephesians 2:1-10




The Kneel Year is an exploration of what it means to worship God with our all (Luke 10:26-28). Worship is not something that is limited to a service once a week, but instead occurs every day, in all of life. We are unceasing worshipers. Worship never stops, it only changes directions. In order to worship God with all of our heart, soul, strength, and mind, we must embrace our identity as image bearers. It is out of that identity that we can begin to live for God’s glory in all of life (Colossians 3:17).

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Every student should know that:

  • Our sin leads to darkness, but Jesus is light.
  • Christians are set apart to shine the light of the gospel in the world.

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Every student should strive to:

  • Spend time each day learning more about who God is through His Word.
  • Live a life that reflects God to the world.
  • Share the gospel with at least one person who does not know Jesus.

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Every student should feel:

  • Humbled that they exist to point to Jesus alone.
  • An urgency to make God known to the dying world around them.

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Every student should want:

  • To pursue holiness that points people away from themselves and towards Jesus.
  • To reflect the Father by living sacrificially.
  • To make known the love of God.