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POWER || Our Deepest Desires || Matthew 20:1-16

POWER || Our Deepest Desires || Matthew 20:1-16

July 28, 2021

Scratch beneath the surface of our actions, and you quickly reveal the deeper desires that drive those actions. 

This new series is all about delving into the heart of idolatry, and the variety of problems it presents to us in our life and faith. We'll look at four core idols - Power, Approval, Comfort and Control - and explore how idolatry is a challenge for all of us.

Carrying Burdens  || Freedom in Jesus || Galatians 6:1-18

Carrying Burdens || Freedom in Jesus || Galatians 6:1-18

July 19, 2021

The final chapter of Paul's letter to the Galatians leaves us with an encouragement to support our brothers and sisters in Christ; carrying one another's burdens. As Paul has made clear throughout this letter, we're a family of believers, and mutual care should characterise our community. 

Tim concludes our Freedom in Jesus series, with Galatians 6:1-18.

Feeling Like You Aren’t Good Enough? || Freedom in Jesus || Galatians 5:13-25

Feeling Like You Aren’t Good Enough? || Freedom in Jesus || Galatians 5:13-25

July 12, 2021

Do you ever feel like you aren't good enough? In this part of Paul's letter to the Galatians, he lists a whole range of things that are in opposition to living "in the Spirit", or living to get your own way; from sexual immorality, to witchcraft, envy and drunkenness. Just reading this passage at face value, you could come to the conclusion that if you can check off each one of these things as something you don't do (much), then you're good with God - or the inverse, if you have done these things, you're not good with God.

Andi Fidock takes a look at this list, and one that follows, with the lens of the grace of Jesus - that we don't need to do anything to be loved more by God, nor can we do anything to make God love us less.

Freedom from the Law || Freedom in Jesus || Galatians 5:1-12

Freedom from the Law || Freedom in Jesus || Galatians 5:1-12

July 7, 2021

Once Jesus came to earth and died on the cross, the Old Testament law of the Jewish people was fulfilled. It no longer held value, as everything needed for our salvation was done by Jesus. Paul continues his letter to the Galatian church by reiterating that the only thing that counts, the only thing with value is what Jesus has done - adding things to the gospel ruins it. 

Delle Matthews continues our Freedom in Jesus series.

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