Sometimes we can complicate things – both in our lives and in our beliefs. This sermon shows us that having the correct priorities can free us up to pursue the most important things in life.
This sermon examines a passage about Hagar and Sarah in Galatians Chapter 4 and goes on to get us to think about the things that stop us walking closely with the Lord. We need to get rid of them!
Most people have a strong and deeply ingrained reaction to authority. This sermon examines a mature approach to authority and how we can grow in this.
The Galatian Christians were going back to their old way of life because they didn’t understand what they had been saved from when they put their faith in Jesus and how bad their situation had been. They also didn’t understand their new identity in Christ.
Three ideas are used to discuss faith in Christ as opposed to legalism – namely covenant, guardian and sons and daughters. Christians have a firm foundation based on the promises of God, the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
In this sermon we see that whereas legalism causes people to be tied up and focussed on the immediate, faith in Christ brings freedom to walk into the promises and destiny that God has for you.
A fantastic seminar based around an unknown lady called Sheerah who gets a mention in 1 Chronicles 7:24 and who had a big impact on the destiny of the people of Israel (see Joshua 10:6).
A practical and insightful look at how Ruth laid hold of the blessings and plan of God by following a Jewish custom to get a new husband!
It is possible to get diverted from the original joy of living for God by His Spirit. Has that happened to you? Galatians 3 has some answers.
In Galatians chapter 2 we see the doctrine of justification by faith set against the doctrine of justification by works of the law. We see that acceptance by God is completely through putting your faith in Jesus Christ – nothing else contributes.