St Paul encouraged the believers in Corinth and he encourages us today to “Keep the Faith”; Do not lose heart!
Pastor Larry continues in his Galatians series. In chapter 2, the Apostle Paul tells the Galatian believers how he went to Jerusalem to defend and confirm the true gospel; the gospel of free grace. That men- both Jews and gentiles -are accepted by God only as they express faith in the perfect life that Jesus lived.
Temptation. Something we all deal with. Pastor Jim’s sermon based on this one verse was an eye-opener. Make sure you listen.
Who is able to save us? The Hebrews of Jabesh-gilead, under seige, feared they would have no rescuer, just as people throughout the ages, beseiged by sin, have also longed for a savior. For them, King Saul was their answer. Who is it for us? Listen as visiting pastor Alan Conrow explains with the text from 1 Samuel 11:1-15.
Hate to break it to you, but you are probably not as wise as you think you are. In this sermon from 1 Corinthians, Pastor Jeff challenges the idea that human beings can really figure out solutions to our individual and collective problems.
One of the delightful experiences in life is to watch someone do or create something which gives them an extraordinary amount of pleasure. It is difficult to comprehend that God would get a great deal of “pleasure” from this or the other activity, but to think he gets it when he acts to change sinful humans into his servants, his children, his treasured possessions; this will blow your mind.
We are often drawn to things that are not good for us, or else we reject things that are good. The gospel is an example of the latter and The apostle Paul describes this in his letter to the Galatians. Listen to the next installation in our series on Galatians by Pastor Oldaker.
If you are a classic electric guitar, you don’t sound like much if you sit in your case, if your strings get old and you are not plugged into the amplifier. Such, as Pastor Jeff put it, is a Jesus follower’s life if the believer is not ‘plugged into’ the power of the Holy Spirit. We cannot live the full, meaningful, useful life that God intends for believers if we remain ‘unplugged’.