Motives For Right Living
The Apostle Paul provides reasons for why the Ephesians should not follow the example of the unbelievers around them. We will look at these motives followed by the implications of the final motive - "Be filled with the Spirit."
The Narrow Door
In this sermon we take a look at Jesus's response to the question of how many people are going to be saved and end up with God in the Kingdom at the end of human history?"
About the sermon series:
In Luke 9:51, after spending 9 chapters telling us who Jesus is, Luke, the author, tells us this one very important detail: “As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.” Just earlier in that same chapter the lights went on for the disciples and they began, imperfectly, to realise that Jesus was the Messiah, God’s king sent to redeem his people. Following that revelation Jesus takes them even further in their understanding of himself and his mission, and he tells them that he’s going to be handed over to the authorities and die at their hand. In fulfillment of that prediction he resolutely heads to Jerusalem to face his death.
Speaking about "the Wrath of God" is one of those uncomfortable subjects that few people like to do. The problem is that the more you read your Bible the more you see the theme coming up, particularly in the Old Testament. As we continue our series in Lamentations we find ourselves, in chapter 2, staring into the face of God's wrath. How should we understand it? How do we make sense of the devastation of Jerusalem at God's hand? Is the wrath of God an inconvenient doctrine that Christians ought to throw out, or could it potentially help us to make sense of evil and suffering in our world?