Sermons by Steve Ballin (Page 5)
The main theme of this week was to introduce the book of Colossians. We look at its author, Paul, and how important the supremacy of Christ was in his own life.
Commissioning for new Pastor Steven Ballin and commissioning for all followers of Jesus as they live out His call on their lives.
Steve speaks from John 15:1-8. His challenge to us is – “Don’t focus on the fruit; abide in the Vine.” As the branches we need to get our nutrients from the Vine. God’s pruning may be difficult but it is necessary if we are to be fruitful. We need to invest in our relationship with Jesus!
Reading from Acts 8, we see that Phillip was living out his relationship with Christ. He was listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit; he was so responsive and obedient to God’s voice that the Ethiopian eunuch became a disciple of Christ also.
Steve speaks from Luke 5:1-11, the passage where Peter was challenged to follow Jesus. Religion says ‘change and you can join us’. Jesus says ‘Follow me and you will change’. The quickest road to, and the best indicator of, intimacy with God is not knowledge or time, but trust. Will you TRUST Jesus? Will you FOLLOW Jesus?