We see that Paul tells his story to the Galatian Christians. We pull out some key ingredients of a good story and how it makes us free and impacts other people.
In this sermon we pick up something of the method, the direction, the journey and the approach of a great man of God. Interestingly, every believer is greater than Him!!
Key lessons about wisdom are seen as we go on a journey with the wise men.
As Paul is starting to try and correct the Galatian Christians from accepting a Gospel which has Jesus and a load of rules and regulations, Paul appeals to the authority he has because God has called him, he knows the grace and peace of Jesus and he is clear that the simple Gospel is God’s…
Using Genesis 1, Psalm 139 and Ephesians 1 we see that people in general are valuable, that as individuals are valuable and that God decided He wanted to forgive us and adopt us into a new family. I AM WONDERFUL!!
We hear some great stories about Jesus being the Good Shepherd who laid down His life for us but also picked it up again!!
We see that Jesus deals with every repentant person in a gentle way. We see from Hebrews 4 that He is able to understand and empathise with our temptations and our struggles to obey God, because He has walked along that path and succeeded.
A fantastic message dealing in a powerful way with the subject of fear. If you struggle with any type of fear, you should have a listen.
In order to bear much fruit we must abide in Jesus. Part of this is letting His words richly be part of our lives. If we let this happen, we will see our prayers being increasingly effective.
The final key to ‘abiding in Jesus’ is remaining in His love. By doing this we will bear much fruit. We focus on 1 John chapters 3 and 4 and review the nature of real love and how to live it out.