Randy Meyers continued part 2 of his two-part series Walking in the Spirit. And today Randy revealed something which seems to have eluded him in earlier years; that being that the gospel is more than “Jesus Saves Sinners”. Randy believes that statement is still true, but he has come to realize that the gospel is more than that.
In this first of a multi-part sermon series based in Galatians 5, Randy Meyer sets the foundation for some teaching on becoming more Christ-like in our actual behavior. How is this “sanctification”- which is a theological term for it -accomplished? Randy weaves in related Scriptures from Romans and 2 Corinthians. The key, says Randy, is faith.
Some sins appear, at least superficially, to be more easily avoided than others. Think of murder or adultery; these seem to be pretty ordinal. You either commit them or you don’t.* But when the Bible commands us to “put away anger”, hmm, that presents a real problem for us. Anger is an emotion every human being experiences. And every human responds to that emotion, or lives out that emotion is some fashion or another. So what to do? For one, you can listen to Randy’s talk about it.
Randy Meyers draws the attention of the congregation to what may not be the most well-known event of Genesis, but arguably one which most explicitly foreshadows the work of Jesus on the Cross. Randy’s hope is that it will lead us to desire to respond to the testing of our faith in a way that grows our confidence in God’s promises.
Last time Randy Meyers preached he taught on the message preached by John the Baptizer: Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand. Today, Randy shifted his focus to how Jesus continued in the same vein- Repent, and believe the gospel!
We were so pleased to have a former Stonebridge Elder preaching for us today! Randy’s topic “Repentance” has been a subject of both our adult discipleship class and also the Women’s Thursday Bible study. Randy’s focus was on John the baptizer and his message “Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand!” And that message is a appropriate to listeners in 2021 as it was in the day John preached it.
Faith. Belief. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? As most of us admit, we struggle to have faith when we can’t see the outcome. When we struggle to make sense of our world and lives. Randy Meyers shares his own story about his cry for God to help his unbelief. Its a story that makes the gospel account from Mark 9 really come to life.
The Transfiguration of Jesus. ?? What is this all about? Our Ruling Elder, Randy Meyers, takes us on a short journey to explore why this story is in the gospels at all. In isolation it might not seem to fit as well as we might think. But understood in context, Randy certainly helps put this event into the important place that all the writers of the gospels wanted it to have. You will understand why if you listen to the sermon yourself.