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!
Using the innkeepers from the nativity story as a starting point, this talk lists some ways we can miss out on what God wants to do in our lives. It then has some really fantastic practical pointers to how we can get aligned with God’s plans for us.
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.
Nate challenges us to develop an intimate relationship with the Lord and then and only then will the ministry of Jesus flow through us. Be encouraged to go deeper with the Lord.
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.
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.
The key to bearing much fruit is abiding in Jesus. One of the keys to this is learning to develop a relationship with the Holy Spirit. What a way to live!!
We see that Christians can bear no fruit, fruit, more fruit and much fruit. We start to see the work of God as the vine dresser. This sermon looks at the areas of discipline and pruning.