About this Sermon
The Fruits of the Spirit
Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT) – But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…
Our Response to Sin = Repentance
Ask Yourself: Are you trying to grasp control of something in your life that you’ve never going to have anyway?
The Good New is Jesus. And His Gospel is Grace.
Galatians 2:20 (NLT) – My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
You are enough.
Justification – Not a process of becoming; it’s a statement of being.
Romans 10:9-10 (NLT) – If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.
Sanctification – Becoming more like Jesus
Romans 7:15 (NLT) – I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.
You are God’s Masterpiece.
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) – For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Choosing the Middle.
Philippians 3:13 (NLT) – No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead…
Jesus makes you strong in your weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NLT) – Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Mom guilt is the voice of the enemy telling you you’re not enough. But Jesus sees your weaknesses and says, let me make you strong.
-Pastor Sarah Church