Plumb Lines 2018: Love Is Our Most Convincing Witness

Whether you are constructing a house, getting a degree, raising a family, or growing a church, your foundation has to be sure and secure. If you cut corners or fail to plan properly, your foundation could crumble, and all of your efforts might be in vain. Builders use a “plumb line” to be sure everything is straight so that what they are building will stand the test of time.At Gateway, we have a set of Plumb Lines taken from God’s Word that are designed to keep us on track and keep everything straight. They help us make sure that we are building something that will last. Our plumb lines are short statements of the things we value most as a church. They capture who we are and where we are headed.

They are the threads that weave the fabric of Gateway’s identity as a church and our mission as a congregation. 

Love is our most convincing witness.

Jesus isn’t visible. Our community can’t watch Him love, heal, and teach. But they can see us. We paint a picture of Jesus with our lives.

When we love, we show Jesus.

This message is from Steve Carpenter is from our Atoka Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast. 

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Plumb Lines 2018: The Call to Follow Jesus Is A Call to the Nations

Whether you are constructing a house, getting a degree, raising a family, or growing a church, your foundation has to be sure and secure. If you cut corners or fail to plan properly, your foundation could crumble, and all of your efforts might be in vain. Builders use a “plumb line” to be sure everything is straight so that what they are building will stand the test of time. At Gateway, we have a set of Plumb Lines taken from God’s Word that are designed to keep us on track and keep everything straight. They help us make sure that we are building something that will last. Our plumb lines are short statements of the things we value most as a church. They capture who we are and where we are headed.

They are the threads that weave the fabric of Gateway’s identity as a church and our mission as a congregation. 

The call to follow Jesus is a call to the nations.

That means that when you choose to be a follower of Jesus, you are accepting a call to care about the world. . . to go to all nations with the gospel with the gospel.

There is not a single group of people that exists right bow for which Christ did not die.


This message is from Steve Carpenter is from our Atoka Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast. 


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Plumb Lines 2018: The Gospel Alone Produces the Passion that Sustains the Mission

Whether you are constructing a house, getting a degree, raising a family, or growing a church, your foundation has to be sure and secure. If you cut corners or fail to plan properly, your foundation could crumble, and all of your efforts might be in vain. Builders use a “plumb line” to be sure everything is straight so that what they are building will stand the test of time. At Gateway, we have a set of Plumb Lines taken from God’s Word that are designed to keep us on track and keep everything straight. They help us make sure that we are building something that will last. Our plumb lines are short statements of the things we value most as a church. They capture who we are and where we are headed.

They are the threads that weave the fabric of Gateway’s identity as a church and our mission as a congregation. 

Today’s Plumb Line is perhaps the most important when it comes to living out our faith day to day. What causes us to do what we do as followers of Christ? Why do we keep on loving people even when they don’t seem to care? Why do sacrifice money and time and effort in order to minister to others? Why do we get up week after week and come to a building to worship a God we can’t see? Why is it that we would travel all over the nation and world to share a message of forgiveness and love and grace? 

This plumb line tells us what keeps us going. It’s what compels us. It’s what pushes us out on the mission God has given us? 


This message is from Steve Carpenter is from our Atoka Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast. 


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Plumb Lines 2018: Every Member a Minister

The early church recognized how important it is for all believers to be engaged in the growth of the Kingdom of God. But, somewhere along the line the church lost that. It fell on the shoulders of the pastors, staff, and missionaries to do the work. Church can be a place where we come experience a service, maybe worship God some, then leave. There’s a thought that ‘I’m out living my life, coming in to be lifted up, then going out and living my life. The rest of it is up to the professionals.’ The goal is that we would move from a church attender to one who is living their life on mission every day. We aren’t consumers. Every member is a minister.

This message is from Steve Carpenter is from our Atoka Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast. 


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Plumb Lines: Love on Display is Our Most Convincing Witness

We are all known for something.

Houdini was known as a great magician.  Einstein was known for having a brilliant mind.  Mother Teresa was known for her compassion.  What comes to mind when people think about you?  The answer to that question says a lot about you.

“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples – when they see the love you have for each other.” – John 13:34-35


This message is from Jason Rodgers is from our Munford Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast. 


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