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.)
What is your source of comfort? Where do you find refuge and safety when it feels like the world is crumbling? In Psalm 46, we’re given the great news that God is refuge and strength for all who turn to him. Outline God our refuge (vv1-3) The refuge of God’s presence (vv4-7) The refuge of God’s victory (vv8-11) Resting in God’s refuge
Even when it’s tough, Jesus is worth receiving and continuing in because only in him can we know God, new life, and forgiveness. Outline Continue in Christ (vv6-7) Don’t be taken captive (v8) Because in Christ …is the fullness of God (vv9-10) …is new life (vv11-13) …is victory (vv14-15) Continue, and watch out!
A mysterious man with a strange plan (6:13-6:5) God wins (6:6-27) Jesus wins for us (1 Corinthians 15:50-57)