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Sunday, 26 May 2019

Romans 1 Called to be Saints

Part 1
Our introduction to Paul and his calling from God

Part 2
God's words to Ananias in Acts 9 confirm Paul's salvation and calling

Part 3
We are called into community as followers of Jesus Christ

Part 4
'sent people' reach the world! "including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ"

Part 5
The word for saints is "hagiois" literally 'holy ones'.
We are called to be Holy.
There are two ideas in the background here:
1. Justification and 2. Sanctification

Part 6
God calls us to be 'holy ones' and he doesn’t leave us to fail at that.
He makes us holy, and he structures our lives to show it.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Romans 1 Servants & Apostles

Part 1
Peter refers to the LAST DAYS in Joel; and Peter points at their present experience… saying 'this is it!'  Paul writes a letter to the church living in Rome at the start of this 'closing era': the last days


Part 2
Paul and Peter embraced each other's teaching about the present age. The things happening at his time… and which events continue into our time


Part 3
2 Peter 3 "...what sort of people ought you to be...?"


Part 4
These are the LAST DAYS (an idea taken from Joel, from Peter and, as we will see, from Paul)
We are to live like it's real.
The LORD is coming back to bring justice, which means judgement.


Part 5
In 2 Pet 3:15-16, Peter confirms that the writing of Paul is scripture.


Part 6
called to be an apostle...called to belong to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Matthew 14 "Walking on Water"

All the people walking on the water in Matthew 14, have significant evidence of a living prayer life.

Part 1
Jesus prayed.  Why? Why do you Pray?


Part 2
Are there practical 'elements' that we need to cover when praying???


Part 3
The heart and attitude of prayer


Part 4
Faithful disciples can still freak-out and forget to pray.  When we pray, God meets us there.


Part 5
Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?


Part 6
These guys are seeing God at work and finding it hard to trust Him, just like you.  So PRAY, just like them.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

James 1 Suffering

James, the brother of Jesus, has important things to say about suffering

Part 1
The introduction of the letter written by James.  Why start this way?


Part 2
James doesn't depend on his family ties, but identifies belief and specifically, 'servanthood' as the basis of relationship with Jesus.


Part 3
Why you ARE a Christian is why you STAY a Christian.
The root of your identity is why you endure challenges to a walk of faith.


Part 4
The followers of Jesus, depend upon their identity in Christ, in order to withstand difficulty when trials do come.