What does a strong, healthy, mature Christian life and church look like? This sermon was recorded during Gympie Presbyterian Church’s first in-person gathering after 17 weeks of ‘gathering’ online. Outline Christ’s generous victory (v7-10) Christ’s gifts (v11) To grow to maturity (vv12-16) (In the introduction to this message, this podcast episode from Reach Australia was referenced.)
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) Read more
If God’s forgiveness is a free gift, should Christians lives be changed? Outline Two reasons for good works The grace of God (vv11-12, 14) The return of Jesus (v13) Teaching one another (vv1-10)
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?
Hannah’s Problem (1:1-8) Hannah’s Promise (1:9-18) God’s Provision (1:19-28) Hannah’s Praise (2:1-11) 1 Samuel and Us What does this show us about God? What does this show us about how God works in Jesus? Philippians 2:6-11 What does this show us about people? 1 Corinthians 1:26-29
Law Grace Law, Grace, and Covenant Saving Faith
A trustworthy saying (vv12-16) about a glorious God (v17) Do you know God’s grace?
Judging Jesus (2:23-3:2) Religion can’t give new life (3:3-15, 31-34) Only Jesus can give new life (3:16-21, 36) Do you have new life?
Died to the law, alive to God (vv1-6) Though the law isn’t the problem, sin is (vv7-25) The law and you
The story so far … (Romans 1-5) How grace changes lives: it gives new life (6:2-11) it gives a new king (6:12-14) it gives a new master (6:15-23) Has God’s grace changed you?