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Psalm 23 begins with these familiar and powerful words: "The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want." King David is reflecting on his experience of God's care in his life, and writing a Psalm to celebrate the benefits of having God as his Shepherd. He begins with a massive claim about the absolute sufficiency of the God of the Bible in his life: I have everything I need. The whole Psalm follows this logic, moving from the character and work of God to the shaping effects in David's life. As we begin our study, we'll look at this first line, and ask how we, too, can experience the total sufficiency of God's Shepherding in our lives today.
Keeping close to God requires listening to Him and following Him in what He says. God's command is authoritative and sufficient for our glorifying Him!
Paul the apostle continues to teach us that we are liberated in Jesus Christ. We are free from the Law, sin, and death.
By looking to Jesus, we can learn a lot about ministry.
Life's challenges are divinely ordained to show us our weakness and to reveal the sufficiency of Christ.
This sermon looks at the fullfillment of the Isaiah's Prophecy by our Saviour and his suffering and sufficiency.
Paul's formal introduction in Galatians clearly reveals the foundational truth that "Jesus is Enough".
In a message taken from 2 Corinthians we hear how the Apostle Paul taught that we should be cheerful givers even in times of hardship.
What is a Christian? Paul has said to this point those who have been born again are not spiritually transformed by the philosophical theories of men or because of a legalistic adherence to a set of laws or through some mystical interaction with angels or because of ascetic vows that are so popular within man-made religions. But those who have been "raised with Christ" (v. 1) "set their minds on things above" (v. 2) they "put to death what is earthly" sexual immorality and impurity as well as a materialistic mindset "which is idolatry" (v. 5). And they discipline their tongue putting away "anger, wrath, malice, slander, obscene talk, (v. 8) and lying (v.9). In other words they "put off the old self"; all the things that were a part of their former way of living when they spiritually dwelt in darkness (now that is in the aorist tense indicating that our change of identity has already taken place) and now we are to bring our behavior into line with who God has recreated us to be in Christ. So having addressed what we put off he now turns his attention to what we put on.
In the cradle you have God becoming man and that revelation of God is complete, fulfilled and finished in the word made flesh and in the cross. Religion is offended by the idea that I can't do anything to commend myself to God. Christ at the cross did everything necessary for me to be reconciled for eternity and by His grace through faith, I live out what He gave me. Religion is offended at that notion and has been in every century. That's why Colossians isn't just for first century Christians, it addresses the very nature of man in every culture, throughout every time period. If you know Him who came you are sufficient in your knowledge. If you have trusted Him who died, you are sufficient in your forgiveness. If you are born again in Him who rose, you will walk in fellowship with God both now and for eternity.