Something Needs to Change
"One generation believes the Gospel. The next assumes it. And the third will forget and deny it." - DA. Carson
The letter of Galatians is all about the living, transforming saving power of the Gospel! Its about not being derailed in our lives with Jesus, drifting back into trusting in ourselves.. Its a letter full of passion, urgency surrounding the person of the Gospel, the events that make up the Gospel and a life changed by the Gospel
In this series, we not only want to grasp a better understanding of the Gospel, our hope is that every one at the Shore would have an experience in these next few days and weeks ahead of ministering His love, in sharing this Gospel.
Galatians 6:1-10 // Gospel Centred Community
We were never designed to do this alone, Jesus calls us to love one another as we have been loved first by Him, to bear one another's burdens, and to do good to all. In this sermon we'll unpack what it means to live out gospel centred community that is fixated on the person and work of Jesus Christ.
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Galatians 5:13-26 // Walking with the Holy Spirit, Growing Fruit
In this sermon we look at what it looks like to walk interactively with the Spirit, using our freedom to love and not indulge our old sinful natures; seeing Spiritual fruit as fruit to give away for others.
Psalm 46 // God’s Response to Covid-19 & Galatians 5:1-12
In this sermon we begin by looking at Psalm 46 and God's response to uncertainty and when the world seem's to be falling apart. We talk about His plan and purpose as well as our part of "being still and knowing that He is God". We unpack what this looks like (10min daily retreats with Jesus in silence and solitude) and how what we need most from each other is what our own "being still before God"can produce in.. and then through us.
God doesn’t fill us with His Spirit just for our own benefit — He fills us to spill us. He wants to fill us with Living Water so we can spill Living Water wherever we go, - Rob Reimer
In the second part of the message we unpack the amazing truth that Jesus came to get us free! We unpack how we are access and live in the freedom from condemnation and guilt everyday.
Galatians 4:21-31 // Fear & The Example of Hagar and Sarah
In this sermon we look at how fear can create a faulty foundation of trying to earn our way to Heaven. Receiving salvation comes by trusting in God's promise, not trying to be our Saviours.
Galatians 4:8-20 // No Other Gospel
Paul gets personal with the Galatians in this passage. He reminds them of who they were before he came to them, and he shows them that God is the one who came to know them, not the other way around. It is God who brings the gospel to them and to us with power, and it is God who will form Christ in us.
Galatians 4:1-7 Living as Adopted Children & Co-heirs with Jesus
In the sermon we unpack the glorious realties of our adoption by God through Jesus, which frees us from needing to feel we need to “do” to be loved. We also talk about how Adoption as Sons and Daughters impacts our identity, communion with God, and authority over the spiritual realm.
Galatians 3:10-29 // Uncovering Faulty Foundations
In this sermon we look at the lies/ faulty foundations that the churches in Galatia were agreeing with and how important it is that we root the basis for our salvation in what God has done not what we do. We also learn how important it is to come to the Holy Spirit for help to see what faulty foundations/lies we've been believing and how to identify those lies.
Galatians 3:1-9 // Life In The Spirit
In this sermon Paul reminds the churches of their encounter with Jesus as being so powerful and full of the Spirit, his point being that power came not because they were obeying the Torah but because they had faith in Jesus alone. We are not only saved by Gospel, but we also grow by the Gospel through Spirit empowered faith.
The one thing we need, to do what Jesus did, the way Jesus did it, is the supplying presence of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, in this sermon we unpack this idea “The degree to which we are willing to give Jesus access to what is deeply beneath the surface in our lives, is the degree to which we will experience life in the Spirit.
In this sermon we explore what it means to be justified by Christ alone, and the freedom being offered to us in that truth. We'll explore how the Old Testament law has created space between us and God, and how the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross has filled that space to make a way for us to enjoy, pursue, and spend eternity with the God of the universe.
"the Holy Spirit can cast out the evil spirit of the fear of man. He can make the coward brave" - Charles Spurgeon
In this sermon we look at how the "fear of man" led the Apostle Peter from living in step with the truths of the Gospel and how fear keeps us from the Gospel as well.
In this sermon Paul confronts the first major issue of the early church: is Jesus enough? In this sermon we will highlight three affirmations that Paul gives of the gospel which give absolute assurance to its full adequacy while also reminding us of what its to produce in all who believe.
In this sermon we examine how Paul uses his own autobiography to show the churches that, not only is the Gospel he’s calling them to return to given by Jesus himself, but it is the only Gospel they are to build their lives on. Furthermore, we learn from God’s perspective that He loves the story He wrote in your life and wants us to use it!
In this sermon Paul will passionately show that deserting the Gospel is turning from a person, from His accomplished grace which results in being a slave to man.
One the biggest dangers for Jesus friends is not the anti-gospel outside the church; it is the counterfeit gospels inside, from those inside who try to change it.
Grace stands in direct opposition to any supposed worthiness on our part. To say it another way: Grace and works are mutually exclusive. As Paul said in Romans 11:6, “And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.” -Jerry Bridges
In this sermon we look at why Paul's passionately writing this letter. In short, book of Galatians is Paul saying you think you know the gospel, and you don’t. You think you apply the gospel, and you don’t. You think you understand the gospel and have worked it into your heart, but you don’t. He in the very first words share with them the purpose of Christ death is nothing less than the deliverance of the church from the present world order! Jesus alone is the hero!