What is true freedom? How do our cultural stories of freedom relate to the freedom Jesus brings? Outline Christ frees from the law (vv1-6) Running true (vv7-12) Christ frees to love (vv13-15)
In grace, God invites us into his family to receive the blessing of being in his family. It’s not due to anything we do (this leads to slavery) but in receiving God’s gift. Outline Christians are redeemed slaves Christians are adopted children Christians are heirs of God
What does it really mean to ‘go the extra mile’ for someone? In this message, we hear how this saying from Jesus doesn’t match up with what we might think the saying means. (Due to a power outage this sermon was taken from our live stream.) Outline Going the extra mile. (Mat. 5:41) How to live in the second mile. Going the extra mile by turning the other cheek. (Mat. 5:39) Going the extra mile by giving more than required. Read more
The good news of Jesus calls us to trust in him, but can God be trusted? In this message we see how God’s promises never change and answers why God gave a law through Moses after making his covenant with Abraham. Outline God keeps his promises (3:15-18) Why the Law? (3:19-25) All one in Christ (3:26-29) Trusting in God’s Promises
What does it mean to be blessed? How do we receive God’s blessing? In this message from Galatians 3 we hear the good news that God graciously pours out his promised blessing of the Spirit and righteousness through faith, not works. Outline Fooled! (v1) The blessing of the Spirit (vv2-5) Blessed with Abraham (vv6-9) Redeemed from the Curse (vv10-14) Being blessed by God
Legalism is out of line with the gospel. Legalism is about what you have to do to get in line with God. But the gospel proclaims what Jesus has done to justify sinners. Outline Out of line (vv11-14) Because… Faith in Jesus, not Law (vv15-16) Faith in Jesus doesn’t make sinners (vv17-18) Faith unites to Christ (vv19-20) Because we need Jesus’ death! (v21) Keeping in line with the gospel
A sermon on who Jesus is, his divinity and eternity, from John 6.
How do we know if the gospel we hear is the true gospel? Outline The gospel (good news) is God’s (1:11-24) The gospel is for freedom (2:1-5) The gospel is for the world (2:6-10) Paul’s Biography In this passage, Paul retells a section of his life story which intersects with what we read in Acts. The table below shows how Galatians and Acts fits together: Event Acts reference Galatians reference Conversion Acts 9:1-19 Galatians 1:15-16 Three years in Arabia after Acts 9:25 Galatians 1:17 First Jerusalem visit Acts 9:26-31 Galatians 1:18-19 Second Jerusalem visit Acts 11:27-30; 12:25 Galatians 2:1-10
A message from James 5 about how God makes his people mature. Outline Be Patient in Suffering Make no frivolous oaths Pray for physical and spiritual healing Help restore the rebellious believer (There is a significant change in audio quality after the first 12 minutes.)
We live in a world where it often seems that unjust, wicked people succeed. How does this fit with the Bible’s claim that God is a loving and powerful Father? In Psalm 37 we hear the ‘A-Z’ of how to not fret by instead trusting in God’s goodness, trusting in his just judgment, and patiently waiting upon him.