Sermon 4 in the Galatians series: Set Free, Live Free
"For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:26
In this message we learn about 3 blessings that flow out of our union with Christ:
1. We receive new status.
2. We receive new power.
3. We receive new hope.
The key thought is to, "Live in the freedom of being God's child."
Are you looking to your own works to justify yourself? Are you trying to live the Christian life in your own strength? The Apostle Paul calls that foolishness, and in Galatians 3 he gives several arguments for his position.
Sermon 2 in the Galatians series: Set Free, Live Free
In Galatians 2 we see a picture of self-centered living that leads to insecurity, fear, and hypocrisy. We also see a picture of gospel-centered living that leads to freedom, power, and confidence. Which picture best represents the life you are living?
Sermon 1 in the series: Set Free, Live Free (Galatians)
In this message, Pastor Michael gives an overview of the letter to the Galatians and covers chapter 1. The challenge for this week is: Do you know the gospel?
If it's true that, "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him." (John Piper), then the Christian life is a fight for joy.
In this sermon, Pastor Michael shares five weapons to use when fighting for joy in God.
Last week Pastor Michael gave us 5 weapons to use in the fight for joy. This week he gives us 5 more. Enjoy!
Everyone wants to be happy, this is without exception, and it influences everything we do. What does the Bible say about this universal human desire? In this message, Pastor Michael answers that question from Philippians 1.
The first Adam walked into a tomb and brought death to us all, the last Adam walked out of a tomb and brought life to us all. Enjoy this sermon from John 20!
From a human perspective, the cross looks like defeat. But from a divine perspective, the cross was the coronation ceremony for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Behold the Man, behold our God, the crucified King.
How would your Christian life be impacted if you knew that Jesus was praying for you? In John 17, we learn that He is. We are escorted into the holy of holies and we get a glimpse of our Savior's petitions on our behalf. What a powerful source of encouragement and motivation for all true believers!
"I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." -Jesus (John 15:4-5)
In this message from John 15-16, we have the privilege of hearing Christ's final words to His disciples the night before He is crucified.
In John 13 we see a mind-blowing display of humility and service when the Creator washes the feet of those He created. What is Jesus doing here? What is He teaching? In the message, Pastor Michael shares 4 lessons we can learn from this story.
We’re all called to join the mission of God, but what does that look like in everyday life? In this message, Pastor Michael gives three practical steps to get started.
What is the gospel? If someone asked you to explain it to them, could you? It is absolutely essential that every Christian has a firm understanding of the gospel. In this message, Pastor Michael explains what the gospel is by using four key words: God, Man, Christ, Response.
Why did God create the world? What has He been doing throughout history? What is His ultimate mission? In this message, Pastor Michael explains the mission of God from the Scriptures and how we are called to join Him in that mission.
What does success in motherhood look like? What matters most? In this message, Pastor Michael highlights three practices of biblically faithful mothers. They teach the Word to their children, they live the Word for their children, and they send the Word with their children.
In this Easter Sunday message, Pastor Michael unpacks the radical claim of Jesus from John 11:25 where He says,
"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die."
The question for you to consider is, do you believe this?
"I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep." -Jesus (John 10:11)
In this message, Pastor Michael shares five truths about Jesus, our Good Shepherd, and the abundant life He offers.
In John chapter 9 we see the fascinating story of Jesus opening the eyes of a man who had been blind since his birth. This is a beautiful picture of the Gospel, where God commanded the light to shine out of darkness and gave us, ". . .the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." (2 Corinthians 4:6)
In this sermon from John 8, we learn that when we stood guilty and condemned, surrounded by the punishment that we rightly deserved, Jesus set us free. Have you experienced this grace and forgiveness? Come to Jesus today, He can set you free.
When Jesus offers rivers of living water, He is placing His finger on the universal human problem of soul thirst. That longing of the heart, that desire for satisfaction, that aching of the inner man. Have you experienced it?
Jesus says, "Does your soul thirst? Come to me and drink, I'll satisfy your soul."
Enjoy this sermon from John 7:32-52.
One of the worst days in history was when Adam ate of the forbidden fruit and plunged humanity into sin and death. Thankfully, that's not where the story ends. There was another Adam, with another tree, who turned the worst day ever into the best day ever.
Jesus died on the cross for our sins and offers forgiveness and salvation to all who will turn and trust in Him. Enjoy this message by Tyler Ziemer from Genesis 3.
We exist for the name and fame of Jesus Christ and we are devoted to spreading a passion for His glory. In this sermon, Pastor Michael highlights the devotion of the early church and challenges us to follow in their footsteps.
We serve a missionary God who has empowered us to join in His mission. In this sermon, Pastor Michael challenges us to devote ourselves to the advancement of the gospel and the increase of both disciples and churches.