Theology That Sings:
Starting Sunday 7th October 16:30-18:30 bi-weekly
At Freedom Church, Chester
Led by Nathan Paylor and Fiona Graham
This course covers twenty-five sessions of Christ-centred teaching, structured around the historic Nicene Creed.
Session  – “We Believe”
What is theology?
Session [2-4] – “In One God”
Who is God? What is his nature? What is the doctrine of the Trinity?
Session [5-6] – “Maker of Heaven & Earth”
Why did God create anything? What about animals? What about angels? How are we made in God’s image?
Session  – “In One Lord, Jesus Christ”
Who was Jesus of Nazareth? How might we better understand his context and ministry?
Session [8-9] – “Eternally Begotten of the Father”
What is the doctrine of the Incarnation? How did heresies develop in the early Church?
Theology That Sings Website
Sunday, 16 September 2018
Paul, mindful of who he was prior to conversion and of how he met Christ, was determined to preach only the true gospel. This message of grace and hope was given to him by God and no other. All the glory and praise was to go to God and God alone.
This message of grace is hard for us to understand. We use words like ‘deserve’ and ‘fair’. We think that those with a better standard of living deserve to be saved more then those who are obvious sinners. When the wicked repent and are saved, we ask if that’s fair.
God’s grace is not based on our merit or efforts. It is based entirely on his goodness, his love and his generosity. Our attitude towards God’s gifts, to us and to others, can only be gratitude. None of us deserves God’s grace, and yet he gives it anyway, as he chooses.
Sunday, 9 September 2018
New Gospel = No Gospel
Paul, with his passionate care for the church, is writing urgently to the Galatians, to warn them about straying away from the true gospel. False teaching was a continual problem for the early church.
Today we have the same problem. Gospels of moralism, individualism, prosperity, consumerism and more seduce and tempt us away from the true gospel. The only true gospel has Christ as
the central focus. It’s all about him & his glory. We cannot save ourselves; only Jesus saves.
To ensure we do not stray from the truth, we need to stay close to the word of God, to ensure we read our bibles. We must remain humble and let God correct us when we err. This is for our good and for his glory.