How do we ’live by faith’ in the midst of suffering and oppression? In this message, we hear God’s confronting and comforting response to this question. Outline Two ways to live (vv2-5) Five Woes (vv6-20) Living by Faith
Why our works cannot please God Why our works can please God
Where do you go with questions, fears, or doubts? As we continue journeying with Jesus, in this message we see Jesus mercifully welcomes people who desperately come to him with questions and struggles. Outline Descending to earth (vv14-18) If you are able (vv19-24) Rising again (vv25-32) Help our unbelief
Why should you trust Jesus? As we see Jesus heal a chronically ill woman and raise a little girl to life, we see that Jesus can be trusted not only because of his power and authority but also because of his compassionate heart. Outline Desperate Faith (vv21-24) Hidden faith (vv25-34) Faith for life (vv35-43) Trusting Jesus
When have you been most afraid? As we see Jesus’ powerful authority to calm the raging sea and the tormented man, we not only see who he truly is, but also that we can trust him when chaos rages. Outline Afraid of the storm (4:25-41) Afraid of the calm (5:1-20) Who is this man? Will you trust him?
Who are you? What’s your story? In Ephesians 2, we hear the good news of God’s gift of salvation—that those who receive Christ receive his story of death to life. How will you respond to God’s gift? Outline Previously: Dead and Mislead (vv1-3) But God (v4) made alive together (v5) raised and seated together in the heavenly realms (vv6-7) because of his grace (vv8-9) Which changes us (v10)
What do you think ‘faith’ is? In this sermon, we continue our Back to Basics series by considering what it means to trust in God for life now and forever. Outline Without grace we are… (vv 1-3) Saved by grace (v 8) Saved through faith (v 8) Not by works, no boasting (v 9) Are you trusting God?
Not all kinds of faith save Belief and Unbelief Unbelief Adam Israelites Saving Faith Its source Its qualities Let us then examine ourselves (Unfortunately, the recording was quiet and the occasional word was inaudible and was lost during editing.)
Justification has always been by faith (4:1-15) …but what is faith? And it’s the same for us! (4:23-25) Always and only by faith
The Complaint: not playing by our rules (vv31-35) John’s Doubt (vv18-23) The Crowd’s Doubt (vv24-30) The Pharisee’s Rejection? (vv36-50) Is Jesus ‘The One’?