To hear the sermon from Galatians 6 click here: The Mark of Jesus
To hear the sermon from Galatians 5:19-6:5 click here: Subtle sins.
To hear the sermon from Galatians 5:1-18 click here: Staying Free
They all expressed a desire to follow Jesus, a recognition of His leading in the life, and a clear turning point to which they could refer. Continue reading “Baptism Service and the end of Galatians”
This morning we finished what has been many months of work reading through, and applying the message of the Book of Exodus to our lives. The great themes of the book, God as saviour, lawgiver, and lord have been a privilege to give time and prayer to over this time. Someone said no other book has the pattern of our redemption more clearly marked out in it Continue reading “Getting the balance right (message recordings)”
Reading Exodus 36 today it gave us opportunity to think about the good things God has given to us, and the the way He would have us to use them. At a time when everyone is expecting to use the natural World for their own ends, God seeks that we use all that He has made for His glory, and find our satisfaction in that.
You can listen to the message here: Do the Work.
To contrast with that responsibility we seek to fulfill before God, we need to remember, as Galatians 5:1-18 states so clearly, we put no trust in our works, but our whole trust is, what we do for God can never be constituted as our righteousness, only what Christ has done for us can save.
My evening message: Staying Free.
This evening we read Galatians 3 beginning in verse 6 where Paul writes ‘Consider Abraham’, and that is what we sought to do. In particular the way God’s promises to him have been so evidently fulfilled, and can be appreciated today 3,500 years later. He, who humanly speaking was not able to have children, has become a father to so many, and more ways that one.
You can hear the message here: Son of Abraham.
This evening we were reading Galatians 3:1-11 heralded by the famous line ‘You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you?’
This is a much stronger insult than it might be viewed as today, and was a very forcible rebuke to his Christian readers who were drifting from the grace of God in the Gospel towards a legalistic form of worship. Continue reading “Don’t be a fool! (sermon recording – 16.9.12)”
If you do choose to listen, please be warned in advance, half way through I realised that I had skipped a whole section of my notes which was rather off putting, especially when handling such a critical, and sensitive subject. There were also some ‘you had to be there’ references too.
In the evening we read Galatians 2:1-13, and entered it through verse 2 where Paul confides something about a crisis of confidence he experienced, and how he dealt with it. So my title: Resolving a crisis of confidence.