Part 11. Motivation changes when we understand grace. We don’t mind subjecting ourselves to another when they gave it all to set us free.
Part 10. We can be legally declared free and yet still live a life of slavery. If we don’t enter into our freedom, it’s like Christ died for nothing.
Part 9. Galatians 4 contrasts two types of people: the slave and the free.
“If Jesus is King and the Kingdom of God is here, should we expect to see more than we do? Should we see more life transformation, more answered prayers, more healings, more success and more social justice?” .
When the promises of God became seemingly impossible, Abram and Sarai tried to engineer a result themselves. But our freedom and fruitfulness relies entirely on faith in God’s grace and kindness.
God has given us gifts as a blessing. Andrew talks about how we use these spiritual gifts as part of the body of Christ (the Church).
When you have something better to live for, it affects your whole life.
The Holy Spirit enables us to change, to live a life that is extraordinary, enthusiastic, courageous, inclusive and focused. Following Graham’s preach, we see our Centro and Hampden park venue leaders interviewed about where they feel God is leading them in the life of the Church.
Just as the physical experience of hunger indicates that we have a need for food, so our desire for purpose and relationship reveals that we were created to know God. Today we are talking about living a life empowered by the Holy Spirit: knowing God and being in friendship with him.