Pastor Gordon continues the study of Galatians.
Pastor Gordon leads the Easter Service.
Pastor Gordon continues the series studying the book of Galatians. This week focusing on chapter 3.
Pastor Gordon continues the series this week looking at Galatians 2:11-21
Pastor Gordon continues the series referencing Galatians Chapter 1:1-10
1Paul, an apostle (not sent from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead), 2 and all the brethren who are with me,
To the churches of Galatia:
3 Grace to you and peace from [a]God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil [b]age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen.
Perversion of the Gospel
6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you [c]by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; 7 which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel [d]contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be [e]accursed! 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel [f]contrary to what you received, he is to be [g]accursed!
10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.
Fruit and False Prophets
15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will [k]know them by their fruits. [l]Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17 So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 So then, you will [m]know them by their fruits.
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many [n]miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’
Pastor Gordon concludes the series entitled “Overflow.” This sermon is alternately entitled “a biblical survey of tithing.”
The subject of money is being ignored in the Church today. The Bible talks often about money. Why do churches avoid it? In many cases, churches fear alienating those who could react with claims of legalism, personal invasion, manipulation, or abuse. Unfortunately, we now have a new problem. The silence has diminished our exposure and understanding of the topic altogether. We need to gradually break the silence.
Pastor Gordon begins a 3-week sermon series entitled “Overflow.” In this series, we will consider some of these questions:
Should we be compelled to give?
Is stewardship a public (congregational) issue?
What should our attitude be when needs are presented to us?
Should we expect anything in return?
Pastor Gordon concludes the series entitled Vineyard. John 15:7-10
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; and so shall ye be my disciples. Even as the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you: abide ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
Pastor Gordon continues the sermon series entitle “Vineyard.”