Study helps and selective audio are available for this series from January - April 2012.
In this series, we continue our journey through the Gospel of Mark and consider for ourselves steps that Jesus was calling his disciples to take. They were learning to follow him with their spiritually immature but honest enthusiasm, their various doubts and significant fears, their scores of questions and misplaced hopes, their secret ambitions and public faithlessness, their many awkward steps - - but they were learning. As they followed him, they were being formed by Jesus; they were becoming equipped to be “fishers of others.”
Study Helps and audio from Sunday morning, October 21 2012, on Galatians 5:1-15 are now available.
The invitation and calling that God extends to all people to “live in the grace of Christ” (Galatians 1:6) is an invitation to freedom. Paul writes,“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free” (5:1). In Galatians 5:1-15, Paul makes clear that this freedom is only possible through the “offense of the cross” (5:11). Paul also points to directions to live free in Christ that the Holy Spirit teaches and forms in those seeking to live in the grace of Christ.
Study Helps and audio from Sunday morning, October 14 2012, on Galatians 4 are now available.
In Galatians 4, Paul explores the essential process required for all people to enter into the grace of Christ. This adoption comes not by our own efforts but through the work of Christ. Paul also expresses concern over two dangers facing those who want to live in the grace of Christ.
Starting October 14, 14.15 – 16.00, we are holding a four-week ballroom dance class and practice party on Sunday afternoons between services. The focus will be on Waltz, Foxtrot, and Rumba. We will start the class at 14.15 and begin the practice party at 15.00. Beginners are welcome and you don't need a partner.
Since the class will run for four weeks, the time is now!
Study Helps and Audio from Sunday morning, October 7 2012, on Galatians 3 are now available.
When Jesus rescues a person and begins to reveal himself in a person, remarkable changes begin to happen. Grace is unlocked. As we continue to look inside God’s invitation and calling to “live in the grace of Christ” (Galatians 1:6), we consider four of the ways Jesus unlocks grace in our lives.
Study Helps and Audio from Sunday morning, Sept 30 2012, on Galatians 2 are now available.
When Jesus leads a person to himself, and they receive his grace, the new Christian must learn to live in the freedoms of this grace. Living freely in the grace of Christ impacts all one’s relationships: with God, with others, with oneself. Yet, such living is difficult; it is too easy, even for those of us who stand in the grace of Christ, to revert to behaviours that look more like the slavery from which Christ came to set us free. In Galatians 2, Paul identifies some of the freedoms that come from living in the grace of Christ while also pointing out some of the essential practices that all communities in Christ must learn to apply to ensure that this gospel of
Christ is not perverted.