Interconnectedness : Part 2

Sunday Service

  • 11 October 2015
  • Pastor Allister (Arnie) Hall
  • The Old Testament & The New Testament: Interconnected

We get side-tracked

  • Dishes
  • Homework

We get things wrong

  • Daylight saving time
  • Think badly about someone

Paul wrote to a church that was getting side-tracked and getting things wrong.

  • You can make mistakes, but it’s all about the recovery! (joke)
  • (not)
  • Don’t keep making the same mistakes. This shows an unrepentant heart.
  • Colossians 2 (The New Living Translation)

In church communities, God wants us to be:

  • Encouraged
  • Together through strong ties of love
  • Confidence
  • Understanding of God’s mysterious plan
  • To KNOW Jesus
    • (because in Him lie all treasures of wisdom & knowledge)

Accept Jesus as your Lord

  • Continue to follow Him
  • Put your roots down in Him!
  • Build your lives on Him!

There is DECEPTION through:

  • Empty philosophies
  • High-sounding nonsense
  • Well created arguments
  • Deceptive philosophies
  • Human thinking
  • Spiritual forces of this world
  • RULES!

James says, “Some examples are:”

  • Evolution
  • Climate Change
  • Atheism/Socialism/Communism = godless philosophies

Why do we celebrate on Sunday and not the Sabbath?

  • Instead of celebrating the completion of the work of Creation;
  • We celebrate the completion of the work of our Salvation.
  • (Jesus rose from the dead on Sunday).

Not all the same rules apply to us.

  • We are Gentile believers, not Jews.
  • Sabbath, shellfish, bacon, festivals.

Jesus is our Game Changer:

  • He completed those things for us.
  • The final sacrifice: once for all.

So what? What is my freedom for? How will I use my freedom?

  • The parable of the 10 lepers. Just one came back to thank Him.
  • The parable of the servant who buried his one talent. Didn’t use it to honour God.
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