A Gospel message based around Jesus’s story about a wedding feast. This message is a call to respond to God’s invitation in Jesus and then to go an live a radical lifestyle for Him.
We see the importance of obedience to God in developing spiritual maturity. We look at the example of Jesus and then some practical implications and issues for Christians.
God wants Christians to grow in spiritual maturity and be firm and solid like fruit-bearing trees that are well-established. This first in the series starts to examine the principles of discovering and living out God’s perfect plan for your life (outlined in Romans 12:1-3) .
We see characteristics of Christian faith as we look at the account of Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22. Faith, revelation go hand in hand with obedience which leads to far-reaching blessing.
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.
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.
In this short sermon we are encouraged to deny ourselves and make decisions for Jesus in order to bear fruit for God.
In the last sermon in this series we see that David had a heart to pass on good things to his son Solomon – we see this in the directions for building the new temple (1 Chronicles 28). We are encouraged to think about what we are passing on to our children and the next…
Using 2 Samuel 6 as a basis, we see that David is wholehearted – fully devoted to the Lord. This sermon draws out some practical pointers and indicators of a wholehearted person. It is challenging!
The idea of truth is examined in this sermon. We see that truth is completely seen in the person of Jesus, it is seen in the written word of God and is something for people to live according to.