Sermons by Archie McBean (Page 3)

The Offence of the Cross

Looking at 1 Corinthians 1:18- 2:5 we discover that God’s wisdom is the opposite of the world’s wisdom. He deliberately chose the weak things to shame the wise hence why we need to understand the shame of the cross as the starting point of our own relationship with God and our call to be a Christian.

Bearing one Another

Reading Galatians 6:1-10, we see Paul bring everything that he has said before into a very concrete application of how Christians should relate to one another by bearing one another up and restoring one another when we fall into error. Have a realistic appreciation of our own strengths and weaknesses and measure them against Christ and not one another. Finally, by choosing to live according to the Spirit we choose to die to the way of the world. By persevering in doing good, we sew for an eternal harvest, the coming Kingdom of God. Where the treasures will not rust or rot.

Life in the Spirit

Archie takes us through Galatians 5:13-26 and shows us that the freedom we have been called to is a release from the way of the world and its agenda for how we should live. We have the freedom to live the life of Christ through the presence of the Spirit dwelling in us.

Following in the Way of Faith

Archie reads from Galatians 3:15-22 and considers the pastoral heart of Paul and his love for the Galatian Christians and asks how do we love the Christian community we are in? He looks at how the seed of Abraham found its reality in Christ but the signs were there in his forebears in the genealogy of faith and that the law served its purpose in pointing us to Jesus.

Sent, Saved & Secure in Christ

Archie looks at Paul’s introductory statement in his letter to the Galatians and examines what it means to be under the authority of Christ for the Christian. It also underlines the basis of the Christian’s salvation as solely dependant upon the saving work of Christ and the security of our salvation. There is nothing that we or anyone else can add to it.