Embodying Jesus at our recent AGM Dave outlined some of the major emphases of what we’re calling Gateway’s Re-Vision. This sermon looks at the second aspect: Embodying Jesus. Do you ever find yourself wondering how to make your walk with Jesus more a feature of your everyday life, yet struggle to see how that can […]
Transformed Disciples at our recent AGM Dave outlined some of the major emphases of what we’re calling Gateway’s Re-Vision. Given that Hope Community Church has been released in early September, we thought it timely to undertake a review of Gateway’s vision. This sermons looks at the first aspect of the Re-Vision: Transformed Disciples.We’ll examine the powerful call […]
While expectations placed on us by others is one thing, the capacity for us to trust in our own performance is quite another. Paul had every reason to be confident: he had industrial strength spirituality. What was it worth? Pretty much a pinch of the proverbial… So, where does our confidence before God really lie?
…not even on a leash. What is Paul talking about here? What is this reference to mutilators of the flesh? And circumcision? How easily expectations and traditions become our security. Our idol. The ‘dogs’ of Paul’s day mutilated people’s bodies in them name of religion. Today’s ‘dogs’ do worse: they are messing with people’s souls.
More often than not, we’re a little cautious about affirming people publicly. They get embarrassed, and we always talk about ‘putting people on a pedestal’. They may be an issue in some places, but it’s not often something we’ve seen too much of in our neck of the woods. Paul doesn’t seem to have those […]
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