Why did people go on missions? Who cares? Turn in your Bibles to Matthew 28:18-20 and we will also refer to Acts 1:8. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father…
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.
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.
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!!
In John 10 we read the story of Lazarus and see how personal resurrection and life is found in the person of Jesus.
In John chapter 9 we see Jesus again declaring Himself to be the Light of the World. In this chapter we see the progressive revelation that the blind beggar has til he comes to the point of bowing the knee and worshipping Jesus.
We see that Jesus is the only way to be saved.
A sermon asking the question – ‘Do you know Him?’ as opposed to ‘Do you know about Him?’. It highlights some of the characteristics of people that know God and encourages us all to get to know an amazing God.
What are you desperate for in your life? Jesus tells us we are blessed when we are hungering and thirsting after righteousness. Core values are unpacked.
Rod Barnett, the Festival Director for the Lancashire Festival of Hope, uses the calling of Matthew in Matthew 9:9-13 to show that there is a place for everyone at God’s table and that we no longer need to allow our past to dictate our future. Great message!!