Acts 1 verse 8 challenges us to go – into our Jerusalem and then further afield. It is a work of the Holy Spirit that prepares us.
Sometimes we can complicate things – both in our lives and in our beliefs. This sermon shows us that having the correct priorities can free us up to pursue the most important things in life.
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!
Three ideas are used to discuss faith in Christ as opposed to legalism – namely covenant, guardian and sons and daughters. Christians have a firm foundation based on the promises of God, the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
In this sermon we see that whereas legalism causes people to be tied up and focussed on the immediate, faith in Christ brings freedom to walk into the promises and destiny that God has for you.
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.
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…
In John 10 we read the story of Lazarus and see how personal resurrection and life is found in the person of Jesus.
Carrying on with the story of David and Goliath, we review what David was putting his faith in – namely the name of God and that God would fight for him and also we see the importance of declaring God’s name and victory out loud.
Looking at the account of David and Goliath, we see that David’s faith grew in everyday situations, that it was an authentic and considered faith and that it was for the long-term. Discover things about David’s family and Goliath that you may not have considered before.