Watch sermon videos here from a variety of speakers during the Summer, Fall & Winter of 2018 that we pray God will use to help all peoples experience the finished work of Jesus Christ, that sets the captive free, in the affairs of everyday life!
TETELESTAI: The Laser-Focus @ FCC
If you were to ask us: "How would you sum up the heartbeat, the pulse, the very heart and soul of FCC, what would that be?”
We would answer: Tetelestai!
(Means: It. Is. Finished!)
Tetelestai is the last thing Jesus cried out on the cross before he died! He proclaimed to all beings: human, angelic & demonic, that the work necessary to save and redeem fallen, broken, sinful mankind is finished; accomplished; done! The wrath of God against sin is satisfied. Now the pardon of sin is a sure reality. A massive reality!
Out of tetelestai flows God’s full, free & forever forgiveness of sins, with no strings attached and no fine print, that is rooted in the death of Jesus Christ, on the cross, in your place and for your sins! Full stop. Period.
Here at FCC we are a rag-tag band of misfit sinners who have been shown that through the death & resurrection of Jesus, we are loved, accepted & forgiven by God, once and for all. Now God Call’s us saints and declares us righteous in His Son!
No more striving, no more tireless treadmill of attempts to set the record straight, no more reliance on our performance to earn God’s favor, but a resting in the performance of Jesus on our behalf, secure in the obedience of Jesus for us, and rejoicing in the work of Jesus that is finished.
The Christian life is about Jesus, not me, not you. Here at FCC all of us matter, but none of us is the point. Jesus is! We now live the Christian life in the power and the beauty of His conquering love! We live out of tetelestai‘s potent impact, not by trying to help Jesus finish the work by our vain, failing attempts to keep God’s law, but by resting in His finished work. This is the true motivation for living the Christian life.
As my friend Chad Bird reminds us:
“The absolution is absolute.
Forgiveness is final.
God doesn’t keep score.
It really is finished.”
His “tetelestai“, His finished work to save a wretch like me, like you - as the song ‘Amazing Grace ‘ goes - is our God-given heartbeat, pulse and laser focus here at FCC.