On 31st October 1517 Martin Luther pinned up his 95 statements, protesting against the corruption in the church and against the teaching that says we are saved by faith plus works. This kick started a wake up call across the church in Europe. We finally remembered who Jesus was, what he has done, and from that, we remembered that we are saved purely through putting our faith in Jesus. The Reformation had 5 slogans - Scripture Alone, Faith Alone, Grace Alone, Jesus Alone, For the Glory of God Alone. This summed up all that the Reformers wanted to make their stand on. Through October we'll be exploring each of these slogans beginning this week with Scripture Alone.
Elijah speaks to us from Galatians chapter 6, how we allow ourselves to be transformed.
Elijah speaks to us about no longer being bound by the law, but being free to live with joy and know God personally
In order to get the most out of today we need to Re-frame what we understand freedom to mean. Clarify what God means by Freedom and finally looking at how we can live in that freedom, with a delicate balance of Faith and Grace.
First, the Judge declares us 'not guilty' - amazing! But then it gets better... the judge steps down and declares us his son. In Galatians Chapter 4 we see Paul's heart as he longs for the Galatians to grasp these incredible truths.
Jenna brings us today's word from Nehemian, the first time she's preached at Teesside Vineyard. She did great, well worth a listen. (Apologies for the poor audio quality, we had to go a bit off piste for technical reasons).
This week our guest speaker, Dennis Johnsey, all the way from Mississippi, brings us the second episode in our latest series about Nehemiah, and how we build our church from the lessins we learn there.