— LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON —
The Lord asks these questions as He teaches his audacious attitudes called the beatitudes. Find out what the BORN AGAIN heart is like and how we can live a life of dependent obedience which will point to the need of salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone.
El desafío de Paul de NUNCA VOLVER A IR ALLÍ. No abrace las obras, la ley, la tradición, la ceremonia como un camino de salvación, confíe solo en Cristo por Gracia a través de la Fe. Mantente libre, nunca vuelvas a la esclavitud. Pablo es IMPRESIONANTE en estos versículos y dice cosas a las que incluso los cristianos sólidos reaccionan. Habla de los que se alejan de Cristo, de los que deciden salvarse a su manera. SIN EMBARGO TAMBIÉN celebra la singularidad de la vida en el Espíritu, donde confiamos en Cristo y vivimos una vida de amor por las obras.
NOW we take a minor hop back to the wilderness wanderings and the oldest Psalm in the bible, written by Moses, teaching Israel and US to number our days. Plus, this Psalm is a massive encouragement to live life to the fullest and teaches us how to keep our hearts hot for Christ in the midst of the demands of daily living. This Psalm was written by a very OLD man, so this Sunday is a unique challenge to OLDER SAINTS, though it is written to every age, in order to STAY YOUNG AT HEART.
This Sunday, we move the story of the Old Testament forward to the day when Israel is on the very edge of the Promised Land. Their wanderings were at an end, the land lays ahead and God had sustained them for 40 years in the wilderness. Moses now gives the nation a final charge before they march in to conquer. What would you say to a nation that’s prone to grumbling, doubt and wandering? What he tells them is a truth you need to remember as well.
You know the story, the animals came in 2×2, Noah built a big boat, the rain came down, the dove returned with an olive branch, and God hung a rainbow in the sky. We visualize Noah’s flood as a kid’s story, but this is not an accurate description.
Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, the flood is the greatest demonstration of the wrath of God in history. It is only in light of this reality that we can fully understand and appreciate the amazing salvation we often take for granted.
We are beginning our SUMMER STUDY of the OT – this summer in a fun way. We will teach selected passages from the OT, but then tie the old testament together with some instructional video helps. This week, we start at the beginning with an overview of Genesis and the OT …Four events and four big characters.
JOHN 14 reminds us of the trust we can have in our Savior Jesus, fully God, fully Man, the way, the truth and the life. Be there, and come prepared to be encouraged and challenged from God’s Word!
We will dive into Romans 7:13–25 and consider the great battle, the “War Within,” that every single true believer in Christ faces: the battle with our sinful flesh. Though we have been regenerated and given a new heart that no longer desires to sin, we still find ourselves having sinful inclinations. For the believer, this causes us great grief and trouble to do the very thing that we hate! So, in order to find victory and peace over our indwelling sin, we will seek to understand what the Apostle Paul lays out concerning the sinfulness of sin and the sufficiency of God’s grace.
Christians are CROSS – not angry, but totally focused on the CROSS of Christ. This weekend, we finish Galatians and you WILL BE BLESSED! Thinking, living, and being obsessed by the cross is the final challenge of Paul to the Galatians and us. The cross is your obsession, your brag, your reliance and transformation. Can you and I live a lifestyle consumed with GRACE – YES YOU CAN!
What drives those who teach error. As Paul wraps up his first and most pointed letter, He summarizes the entire book and exposes what drives those who want to teach salvation comes through keeping the law, getting circumcised and attending the festivals – not merely FAITH, but FAITH PLUS Jewish practice. Paul exhorts the Galatians to NOT doubt the bible, Run from pride, reject personal comfort, and refuse to be hypocritical.
Ever try to change a law – the law of time or the law of gravity
These are laws you can’t change. Well, there is another law that you can’t change – you always REAP what you SOW. Live by the deeds of the flesh and you will reap sin and consequences. Live dependently upon the Spirit, producing the fruit of the Spirit and you will reap the consequences of love and joy and peace. Though our salvation is by grace, through faith in Christ alone, a salvation that forgives you for all your sin, you will STILL, in this life, reap what you sow; you will experience the consequences of your actions, whether they be of the flesh or of the Spirit.
The passage is NEXT LEVEL. Truly spiritual people not only pick others up, hold them up, but they consider others more important than themselves, we don’t compare ourselves to others, we actually are responsible for our own walk with God and ministry, and will support the ministry of our church in a BIG WAY. Get ready for a practical challenge to ALL who desire to be IN THE SPIRIT Spiritual.
This Sunday is Galatians 6:1-2 (part one of verses 1-6) on Spiritual Friends and Spiritual Churches. And what God says will literally blow you away as to what a spiritual person is and what a spiritual person does – which is dramatically different from the world, and sadly, from what other churches teach.
A Christian life is a life of realignment…. His amazing love should change the way we view circumstances in our lives