Knowing and Living in our Authority in Christ

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Ephesians 6:12

Rob Coleman

Knowing and Living in our Authority in Christ

Ephesians 6:12 – our struggle isn’t against flesh and blood.

Notes:

  1. We are God’s workmanship
  2. God created humans to rule and reign over creation, serving in love
  3. He gives us the keys to bind and loose
  4. So let’s take back the ground that the enemy has stolen

Acts 13:4-12

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Acts 13:4-12

Rob Pomeroy

What’s in a Name?

Discipleship requires humility

  1. Commit all your plans to God
  2. He is God, not our servant
  3. What we ask may be bad for us
  4. God’s way is the best way

Key points

  1. Salvation is from the Jews
  2. Treat people wisely, kindly & with grace
  3. Always seek God’s will
  4. Ask for, and exercise discernment
  5. God is much more intelligent than us
  6. God always wins
  7. Follow the direction of the Holy Spirit, always

Acts 12:24-13:3

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Acts 12:24-13:3

Keith Cooper

The Start of Missions

A central theme of Acts is the word of God spreading and the church growing. This is all in accordance with the sovereign will of God, under the direction of the Holy Spirit.

Some points on direction:

  1. The Holy Spirit brings personal direction. His plans are always better than ours. Obedience is the key to understanding his will.
  2. Start with things you know you ought to do. (Prayer, reading the Bible, worship.)
  3. Do God’s will from the heart.
  4. The Holy Spirit brings corporate direction into mission work, from local churches.
  5. In Acts we see apostolic leadership taking, following and championing this direction of the Holy Spirit.

Note: Apostleship isn’t the top of a leadership hierarchy. It’s a foundation-laying function, a master builder, working with local church leadership, bringing objectively and helping discern direction.

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