4 Jul 2012


The Law of Christ

    Gal 6:2  Bear one another's burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.
    John 13:34  A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

1 POSITED
A.  The law of Christ is specifically
1 Christ-like love, that is,
2 Christs New Commandment
B.  Proofs:
1 Internal evidence: bear one another’s burdens = love
2 Parallel scriptures…
     John 13:34  A new commandment I give to you, that you love
one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
     John 15:12  This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.
     1 John 4:21 And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.
     James 2:8  If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law, according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as
yourself," you are doing well.
     1 Tim 1:5  But the goal of our instruction (commandment) is
love
     Gal 5:6  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through
love.
     John 13:14  If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

2 WHAT IS NEW’ ABOUT THE NEW COMMANDMENT, after all, love is supreme in the Old Testament as well
     Gal 5:14  For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
     Lev 19:18 You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I
am the LORD
     Mat 22:38,39 love God love neighbor

A.  NEW PROPHET, law-giver not Moses but Christ


      John 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you
      Acts 3:22  Moses said, 'The Lord God shall raise up for you a
prophet like me from your brethren; to him you shall give heed in everything He says to you.’
      John 1:17  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth
came by Jesus Christ.
      John 8:31 If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of
Mine
      John 12:48  He who rejects Me, and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.
      Mat 7:24  Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built
      Mat 17:5  … This is My beloved Son listen to Him
      Mat 28:20  teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;
and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
      Heb 1:2  in these last days has spoken to us in His Son
      Heb 3:1  … consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession
      Eph 2:20  having been built upon the foundation [teachings] of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner
stone
B.  NEW PATTERN, example love displayed by Christ (unconditional, unwavering, unrestrained giving, as the cross)
      John 13:34  A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
      John 13:14,15  If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.  For I gave you an
example that you also should do as I did to you.
      Eph 5:2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
      Phil 2:5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus
      2 Cor 8:9  For you know the grace (the way He gave) of our Lord
Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
      1 Pet 2:21  … Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example
for you to follow in His steps
      Rom 8:29  … predestined to become conformed to the image of
His Son
      1 Cor 11:1  Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.
      1 John 2:6 the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
      1 John 3:16 We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
C.  NEW PEOPLE the church

     John 13:34  A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
1 The community is no longer a people defined by physical traits, but now spiritual the church
a)   Blood bought b Regenerate
D.  NEW PURPOSE (motive) our works are not for merit, but from gratitude, having been so loved
     John 13:34  A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
     1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
     1 John 4:19 We love, because He first loved us.
     2 Cor 5:14  For the love of Christ controls us
     Luke 7:47  For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for [therefore] she loved much
E.   NEW POWER, that is, the Law for the Christian is internalized, in contrast to the Gentile who is without law and the Jew who is under law.
1 In-law to Christ (Greek: ennomos), 1 Cor 9:21  to those who are without law, as without law, though not being without the
law of God but under the law of Christ, that I might win those who
are without law.
2 Written on the heart, Heb 8:10  For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people

30 Jan 2012

New Name & Web: Grace Fellowship Manchester

We have a new name, new meeting place, new time (1pm) and new website for our church.
Grace Fellowship Manchester www.gfmanchester.com

Why the new name?
PuritanFellowship was the name of the blog because it had quotes of the puritans on. When we started the church here we originally used the name from the website, but we have been thinking of changing for sometime as it can be confusing. So Grace Fellowship Manchester was chosen

New place
From this Sunday 5th Feb 2012 our church will meet at Brookside community centre
Mainway East, Alkrington, Middleton, Manchester M24 1RD
at a new time of 1pm.

What is our Sunday meeting like?
We meet 1pm, sing hymns, pray, sermon, take the Lord's supper, then eat and fellowship together. There is also extended fellowship elsewhere in the evening.

Other meetings Grace Fellowship Manchester are:
Mon Group studies: 6:30PM Central Manchester
(call for details)

Wed: (term time only) Manchester University Student Bible Study

Thur: Prayer meeting 7pm in Denton

Fri Bible Study: 7pm at 86 York Rd West, Middleton, MCR, M24 1RF

Evangelism: various days and places.

For Busses 112, 80, 415, see HERE.

Grace Fellowship Manchester.

Grace Fellowship Church Manchester is a Christ centred Biblical non-denominational church in the Greater Manchester area, that seeks to know Christ and make Him known, we are passionate in evangelism and believe in the sovereignty of God and the doctrines of Grace and the importance of living out what we read in Scripture. If you’re seeking Biblical expository preaching and Christ centred fellowship, then come and worship with us

Pastor Kevin Williams
tel. 07713346764
email: kevin AT gfmanchester.com

SEE www.gfmanchester.com

29 Jan 2012

1 Pet 3:9-12 - The Righteous and the Wicked Tongue by Kevin Williams

5 points on Christian speech.
1) The importance of a righteous tongue
2) The Christian should never seek personal revenge (even in the smallest things)
3)The Christian's response to evil is to do good
4) Realize your high calling as the motivation in all this.
5) Helpful verses in controling our tongue

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1 Pet 3:9-12 - The Righteous and the Wicked Tongue by Kevin Williams -60 min

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