Law

Fulfilled | Matthew 5:17-20 |
Do Christians just ‘pick and choose’ the rules in the Bible they want to follow? In this message, we hear Jesus talk about how his coming fulfils the Law and the Prophets—and how this shapes how we read the whole Bible. Outline The things not said. (v17) Not abolish but fulfil (vv17-18) Greater Righteousness (vv19-20) The law, the prophets, and us

New Creation | Galatians 6:11-18 |
What is legalism a problem? Outline What causes false teaching? (vv11-13) What keeps us true to Christ? (vv14-18)

Free to Do? | Galatians 5:1-15 |
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)

Promise Keeper | Galatians 3:15-29 |
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

Drawing a Line | Galatians 2:11-21 |
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

Christ Alone | Acts 15:1-35 |
When you add something to faith in Jesus it’s really subtraction. In this final message from this series in Acts, we see how the earliest churches respond when the good news of faith alone is under threat from legalistic false teachings. Outline Christ Plus… (vv1-5) Remembering what God’s done and promised (vv6-18) Christ Alone (vv19-35)

Not Far From the Kingdom | Mark 12:28-44 |
What’s most important to God? What’s valued in Jesus’ kingdom? In this message, we hear Jesus’ answer about the most important commandment, and see the devastating impact of ignoring what Jesus says. Outline The most important commandment (vv28-34) David’s Son (vv35-37, Psalm 110) Devouring Widows (vv39-44) Loving God and Neighbour

Marriage Test | Mark 10:1-12 |
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” What does Jesus think about marriage? In this message, we hear how Jesus answers a trick question about marriage and divorce. Outline It’s a trap! (vv1-2) The vision and a concession (vv3-9) The heart of the matter (vv10-12) There’s, unfortunately, some distortion in this recording

Parenting and the Lord | Ephesians 6:1-4 |
The new life Jesus gives is reflected in all our relationships. In this message, we hear God’s good design for parents and children. Outline Children: Obey in the Lord (vv1-3) Parents: Raise without Wrath (v4) Raising Disciples

Out of the Shadows | Colossians 2:16-23 |
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