1. The Word of the Lord 22nd January 2023
Text: Deuteronomy 4:1-9
As we begin our new series on Deuteronomy we’re going to look at what it means to Walk with the Lord, not just on Sundays but everyday of our lives for the rest of our lives. Walking with the Lord means not just loving the Lord and living in a relationship with him it means living according to God’s ways. This Sunday we’re going to see that walking with the Lord starts with God’s word. It starts with listening to God, obeying God, and keeping God’s word in our hearts. We prefer to walk our own way, but that leads to disastrous consequences. But when we walk God’s way, when we obey his word it leads to life!
2. The Place of God’s Law 29th January 2023
Text: Deuteronomy 4:32-40
Deuteronomy literally means ‘second law,’ it’s basically a book of laws. So, why would we read it as Christian who are not under law, but under grace? This Sunday we’re going to look at how you can’t walk with the Lord, unless you have a biblical understanding of the place of God’s law in your life. Moses reminds God’s people of the great things that God has done, and why God has done those things, and then he calls us to know him and obey him. This Sunday we’re going to see how law follows grace.
3. Walking with the Lord 5th February 2023
Text: Deuteronomy 5:1-33
When you go for a walk with someone, you walk together because you have agreed to do so. In the same way, we walk with Jesus because we have agreed to do so. The Bible calls such an agreement a covenant. But when we walk with Jesus we are called to live a certain way. This Sunday we’re going to look at the Ten Commandments and how they show us what it means to walk with Jesus every day of our lives. The wonderful thing about God’s covenant with us is that Jesus has perfectly walked it before us, and he helps us walk with him.
4. Loving the Lord 12th February 2023
Text: Deuteronomy 6:1-20
Why should our children do what we tell them to? Maybe just because we tell them to! But that’s not the reason Moses gives that we should do what God tells us to. Rather Moses says we do God’s will because we love him and he loves us. The basis for obedience is not obedience, but love. This Sunday we’re going to look at what it means to love the Lord, some challenges that threaten our love for the Lord, and why we should love the Lord. We’re going to see that beneath the rules and the call for obedience is God’s amazing love for us in Jesus Christ..
5. Holy War 19th February 2023 – Jacob Greatbatch
Text: Deuteronomy 7:1-26
This week we’ll be continuing our series in Deuteronomy. We’ll see in Chapter 7 that God wants his people, the Israelites, to be ruthless and fearless in the face of their enemies in the promised land. We’ll consider what this means for God’s New Testament people, the church. God wants us to wage war against the things in our lives that would turn us away from wholehearted devotion to him, not fearing our spiritual enemies because God himself is with us.