Saying ‘no’ can feel spiritual - I can’t eat that, I can’t do that today - but does it help us know God in Christ? Outline Don’t be judged …because of shadows (vv16-17) …because of false religion (vv18-19) Since Christ brings life (vv20-23) Mark 7
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 need to do to enter God’s kingdom? A bloke who seemed to have everything going for him, asked Jesus this question. But Jesus’ surprising answer shows how God’s kingdom conflicts with our world’s values of status and power. Greedy-hearted humans can’t enter God’s Kingdom, but God has made it possible for those who like a child receive his generosity in Jesus. Outline Empty Hands (vv15-17) Not what you offer (vv18-30) The suffering and rising king (vv31-34) Will you enter God’s kingdom? Read more
Law Grace Law, Grace, and Covenant Saving Faith
The gospel in Ephesus (vv1-3) Acts 18-20 The problem in Ephesus (vv4-11) Myths and Genealogies Unlawful use of the law Speaking hard-truths in love
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?
The Eternal Covenant Hebrews 13:20-21 Hebrews 8:6-13 John 6:37 What is a Covenant? Covenant Representatives Romans 5:12-21 What is Sanctification? The cure for lawlessness (2 Corinthians 5:17) Sanctification (Philippians 2:12-13; Romans 13:8-10; Romans 5:5) Summary Holiness or Sanctification makes what God did in Justification real in the heart of the believer. Read more