Pastor Larry continues his series in St Paul’s letter to the Galatians. And just what purpose does the Law serve? If we aren’t made right with God by keeping the Law, why is it there or why is it something for us to consider?
Pastor Jim addresses some tough issues in this sermon.
Where do you find your security and safety? We often try to find it in our 401K, or insurance, or that relationship. We should be looking to the Lord our God. Isaiah the profit preaches on the same topic, and Pastor Mike helps that message to us today.
In the passage under consideration today, St Paul likens pastoring similar to parenting. And St Paul has concerns about his “spiritual children”. They are drifting from how he thought he had taught them, and now he is trying to challenge them to “come back” to what they should know.
St Paul’s goal of his Letter to Titus is to help Titus lead and direct the church on Crete. Chapter one is about keeping the standard of Scripture prominent. Chapter two St Paul puts focus on how to teach, and what to teach.
Now, tell me again: Why did Jesus have to die? This is a good, valid question that is asked my many people. The answer, as Pastor Larry explains in this sermon, is aligned with all that is written in the Old Testament about “God’s economy”.
You cannot take advantage of “better things” if you stay in the present, or even worse, on the past; or where you have been. God called Joshua to lead his people forward, across the river, into the land of giants; and without doing so, they would not have experienced the success and victories that God had planned for them. Pastor Mike suggested that the same is true of us today.
The sermon today is about serving. It is about being a good steward; about stewardship. And that especially for leaders. Of all human beings, Jesus was the one more in a position to be served than anyone, yet he exemplified what “serving” is really all about.