Sermon Series on Living as a Christian in the Real World

Part 1: Living the Christian Life: at Work [Colossians 3:22–24]

  • Whether we work at home as a home-maker or go out to work, all of us face challenges.
  • How is the Christian to respond to all the practical problems and stresses?

Part 2: Managing your Time [Psalm 90:12]

  • What is your life but hours?
    Christians rarely search for a distinctly God-centred way of managing their time.
  • The goal is to learn how we can use our time more effectively,
    to achieve the purpose for which God has put us here.

Part 3: Forming Helpful Habits [Ephesians 4:17–24]

  • Very often we feel imprisoned by our old habits, but Ephesians 4 shows us how we can be set free.
  • The secret to changing our habits is not blocking, but replacing.
  • Another key point is that to be successful, any new habits must flow out of our core values.

Part 4: Hannah’s Prayer: there’s more happening than we think when we pray [1 Samuel 1 & 3]

  • When we pray prayers about our own situation, we don’t see behind the scenes.
    God may be doing something much greater than we can imagine.
    So be encouraged to pray!

Part 5: Having Healthy Boundaries [Gal 6:1–7; 2 Cor 5:9–16]

  • The emphasis on self-denying love that Jesus teaches us can sometimes lead us to think we should have no boundaries and allow others to trample all over us.
  • This is bad for us and them, and is not what Jesus teaches
  • But how can we learn to have healthy boundaries?

Part 6: Facing Suffering [1 Peter]

  • Let’s learn from Peter how to face suffering
  • All of us need a taste of glory to take us through.

Part 7: From Fear to Confidence [Psalm 27]

  • All of us sometimes lack confidence, lose heart, feel alone or vulnerable.
  • Let’s examine the process David went through in Psalm 27 so that we can learn how to go from fear to confidence.

The Whole Series so far:

  1. Living the Christian Life: at Work [Colossians 3:22–24]
  2. Managing your Time [Psalm 90:12]
  3. Forming Helpful Habits [Ephesians 4:17–24]
  4. Hannah’s Prayer: there’s more happening than we think when we pray [1 Samuel 1 & 3]
  5. Having Healthy Boundaries [Gal 6:1–7; 2 Cor 5:9–16]
  6. Facing Suffering [1 Peter]
  7. From Fear to Confidence [Psalm 27]

Part 8: Suffering in the in-between
by David Campbell

Suffering in the in-between
by David Campbell
coming on Sunday

Dates for parts 9–12 TBA