Gospel-Centered believer: The Gospel reshapes our identity. We therefore, think, speak, and live as people who have been made new.

A Gospel-centered believer possesses both an identity rooted in the image of God and fluency in the Gospel. Fluency is the ability to think, speak, and live according to the logic of the Gospel. Over the next 35 weeks, we will be diving into the Book of Romans with the focus of Gospel fluency and reconciliation to God and to one another.

Sermons From series

God is For Us

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If God is for us, we are able to endure any type of suffering.

Inevitable Suffering | Available Hope

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If we are to suffer well, we must believe God’s Truth in the midst of pain.

Our Obligation

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We cannot learn to live life according to the logic of the Gospel, if we are not living life according to the Holy Spirit.

No Condemnation

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A soul and heart free from condemnation should give us a greater love for God.

The Worst of Me

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The problem is not the Law, but that we’re utterly sinful. What are we to do? Confess our sins, receive the confessions of others, and rehearse our new identity in Christ.

Transformation

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The greatest transformation is when God takes a dead sinner and transforms them into someone who has a heart for Him.

Emancipation Application

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Those who are in Christ have undergone a change in status– We have gone from a guilty sinner to being counted righteous in Christ. And with that status change, we’ve gained freedom from sin’s condemnation and its control.

The Gift Above All Gifts

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The greatest gift is the indescribable gift of salvation in Christ Jesus. May we not just receive this gift, but live out of its abundance in every step that we take in life.

Amazed by Grace

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We should be amazed by God’s grace, not only because of the miraculous gift of salvation, but of the benefits that we get to experience as a result.

Faith Alone

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We must trust in Jesus by faith alone.

The Grammar of the Gospel

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To become proficient in any language you have to know it’s grammar. Grammar is the structure or the rules by which the system of language works. In Chapter 3 of Romans we have the basic grammar of the Gospel, these are the concepts and doctrines upon which the whole system is built. If we do not learn them well, our Gospel will lack clarity; it will create confusion in our hearts and we will often be lost when it comes time to communicate the Gospel to the deeper matters of life.

Mutually Broken

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We all are needy before God and one another, but we often fall short of expressing our neediness. We can practice our neediness by confessing it to one another, crying out to Christ, and embracing our mutually brokenness.

The podcast below is the application portion of the sermon. Click here to read Pastor Dhati’s full manuscript.

Substitute Saviors

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As humans, we have three common substitute saviors: knowledge, ritual, and rhetoric– all of which cannot save us. We must look to Jesus to save us and we can practically do that by: preaching the Gospel to ourselves, one another, and to the world.

Impartial God

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Too often we want to be treated impartially because we think we are deserving. However, Romans 2 explains that mankind is on the same level playing field.  All of mankind commits the same sins, will be evaluated by the same standard, and has access to the same Jesus.

A Parable of Our Problem

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In the context of Romans 1, homosexuality is a living parable of man’s main problem: humanity’s rebellion against God. It’s a picture of the ultimate thing that “ought not to be done”, to live life as though God isn’t there.

Unashamed

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The Good News saves us and directs us how to live. Though we may be shamed for the Gospel, we can live unashamed of it.

A Purposeful Partnership

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This is the first half of an incredible sermon by Pastor Dhati Lewis. Unfortunately the file became corrupt in the recording process. We included his sermon outline below.

Pastor Dhati intros his message by sharing the history of Blueprint Church and our calling as a local church in a gentrifying community. He later brings the message back to Romans, emphasizing Paul’s posture, purpose, and passion in regards to seeking partnership with the Churches in Rome.

Sermon Outline

Righteousness & Reconciliation

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We embark on the beginning of our new mega-series, Fluent, a deep dive into the Book of Romans. In this sermon podcast, Pastor Dhati  gives a detailed overview and framework for the Book of Romans, and highlights two major themes that are woven throughout: righteousness and reconciliation.