Contributed on Jan 12, 2009
A couple of passages from "The Shack" have sparked the question, "How do rules and relationship interact in our relationship with God?"
Galatians 3:1-14 January 11, 2009 Rules and Relationship How many of you have read “The Shack?” The Shack is a novel about a man who had suffered great tragedy in his life, and is invited to spend a weekend with God. I read it this summer, on holiday. For the most part, I liked it, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 19, 2009
Christians are free to love and serve.
Galatians 5:1&13-15 January 18, 2009 Freedom life Dead poet’s society clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9-uIRZZR40 1 So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law. You may remember last week’s sermon when I ...read more
Contributed on Jan 27, 2009
Just as Israel was saved from slavery in Egypt and Saved into the Promised Land, so we are saved from our sin and saved into the life of the Spirit
Rules and Relationship January 25, 2009 Galatians 5:16-26 Not under the law, but led by the Spirit Recap - Series because of some passages in the novel, “The Shack” that speak about rules verses relationship. Young gets something, but it needs further investigation Galatians – ...read more
Contributed on Feb 2, 2009
How do we express love to God?
God’s Love Language February 1, 2009 Rules and Relationship John 14:15-24 Review You are not “saved” by behaving, but by believing You are not given the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit because you behave well, but because you Believer in Jesus. You are Free from the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 9, 2009
Christ’s Death removes the Punishment for our sin. His life invites us into the presence of our loving God.
Romans 5:1-11 February 8, 2009 The exile is over Introduction – Rules and Relationship You are not “saved” by behaving, but by believing You are not given the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit because you behave well, but because you Believer in Jesus. You are Free from the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 17, 2009
If we are forgiven, why do we need to behave?
Romans 6:1-14 February 15, 2009 Last week we looked at how Jesus’ death pays for our sin, and how his resurrection life draws us into the loving presence of the Father. At the end of Chapter 5, just in case there are people in Rome that think that there is a possibility that God’s grace ...read more