Although people are important in the make-up of the church, if we focus on them, we’ve missed the main point. It’s all about Jesus and the cross.
This first sermon in the International Missions series focuses on God’s heart of love for all mankind.
Because of the Spirit bearing good fruit in our lives we are free to live like Jesus.
Our local councillor Fred Jackson describes his motivation and reason for serving as a local councillor – namely that Jesus was a servant and so we should be too. He also answers questions from the floor.
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…
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.