'workmanship' Tagged Sermons
God has a plan for each of us and it has nothing to do with our doing better. Jesus’ hands laid the foundation and His hands will finish the work.
God had a better idea than the stone temple. He moved inside His people to change our thinking. He created lively stones who would hold themselves accountable to the Word of God. We will be a visible temple for all the world to see – living in the full stature of Christ Jesus.
The Book of Hebrews serves as a reminder to us to go back to the foundations of what Christianity is. Our relationship with an indwelling God who directs our path daily as we yield to Him sets us free from bondage to the law. We can lay aside the weight of trying to get ourselves to heaven. Faith in His promises reassures us that as long as we stay in relationship with…
Jesus was a prophet and He confronted the Jews about who they were and the changing covenant. The leaders thought they could rule God’s Kingdom from the outside, but Jesus told them it was being moved inside a man. The evidence of God’s indwelling is seen in his love for his brother as told in the story about the beggar Lazarus. Where the King is, there is love and…
Continuing to look at the final discourse Jesus had with His disciples before His crucifixion, we learn about the power of the Comforter and the power of true spiritual morality in the life of a believer.
No other religion is about a Creator God who comes to live within you to change the way you think. As Christians, we must be vigilant to keep our eyes in the right place – on God. If we gauge our walk with God by our ‘good’ works instead of by faith in Jesus, we make the same mistake the Galatian church made.
Christianity is not a self-help religion but many Christians approach it that way. Find out whether you are behaving as God’s workmanship or your own workmanship.
In the final study of the three patriarchs, we come to a central concept of Christianity: “Having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?” (Galatians 3:3). God shows us, through Jacob’s life, that part of our walk when God most fully reveals Himself to us as the Lord and the Potter.
God builds our faith in His unconditional love for us through seasons of sabbath. As His workmanship, we eventually come to the hour of spiritual circumcision, when God proves to us that we can’t serve Him in the flesh.
We Are His Workmanship, Not Our Own