Getting Ready for Sunday

17 Feb

This Sunday, in the absence of Jonathan Thomas, I have the privilege of preaching at my church, Ammanford Evangelical Church.

As we are part way through a series in 1 Corinthians (and a mini series in that in ch12-14 on The Truth about Spiritual Gifts) we thought it fitting to look at Galatians 5:13-26 and the work of the Spirit. Each week Jonathan normally issues the church with a challenge to get ready for Sunday by reading the passage, contemplating a few truths and asking a few questions.

As I continue to prep the sermon, here’s the ‘Getting Ready for Sunday’ that’s gone up on his blog.

This weekend Sammy Davies is in the ‘pulpit’ as we pause in our series on ‘the truth about Spiritual Gifts’ from 1 Corinthians 12-14 and take time to look at the Work of Spirit from Galatians 5:13-26. This key passage on the Fruit of the Spirit is well-known and loved…but how well is it lived?

The passage speaks about the conflict that exists in the life of the Christian between the sinful nature and the Spirit of God. As Paul goes onto discuss this conflict he uses the well know imagery of the ‘fruit of the Spirit.’
In preparation you might want to ask the following questions :
  • What’s more fundamental, the roots or the fruits?
  • Before I was a Christian, what were my roots like and what fruit did they bear?
  • As a Christian, what roots do I now have?
Check out this song called ‘Poison Tree’ which speaks about the problems of having bad roots and the only possible solution:

8 Responses to “Getting Ready for Sunday”

  1. Siobhan 17/02/2011 at 4:28 pm #

    This sounds really good! Wish I could hear it. I really like those questions about roots and fruits. Does your church record the sermons?

    • Sammy Davies 17/02/2011 at 4:30 pm #

      We do indeed! If you click on Ammanford Church on the right (beneath ‘My Other Sites’) you’ll go to our home page…where you’ll see a button for sermons.

      • Siobhan 18/02/2011 at 7:42 am #

        Thanks! I suspect they pop up a week or so after they are given? Thanks again, looking forward to it! Praying God helps to prepare you with his spirit and wisdom and really uses you in an amazing and profound way on Sunday! Praying for your church as well! God Bless! x

      • Sammy Davies 18/02/2011 at 1:13 pm #

        Um, usually just later that afternoon actually. Depends how sleepy our pastor is feeling!

  2. Larry 17/02/2011 at 4:43 pm #

    woohoo siobhan is reading Sammy’s blog!

    • Siobhan 18/02/2011 at 7:45 am #

      Duh! :p Who doesn’t read Sammy’s blog?! 🙂 Hi Larry! Praying you are having one seriously amazing time in Germany! God Bless! I would love to hear how everything is going! K.I.T heh

    • Sammy Davies 18/02/2011 at 1:14 pm #

      (sammy affirms the entire content of the above comment :p )


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