ANiC's first Plant & Grow conference. Talk #1 examines the foundation of all our work in the church, the transforming, Biblically shaped reality that the risen, reigning Christ rules the entire cosmos. He is Lord, and his lordship implies his 'judgeship'. All will meet him at the last day, and the good news is that the Lord is also the Saviour. The effects of the gospel are not the gospel; to make anything else the gospel is to miss the point and evacuate the church of her singular call and power.