We are blessed this Sunday to have Pastor Scott Hamilton bringing the Word. Scott planted Harvest Glasgow, Scotland in 2009 and Harvest Barrie has enjoyed a strong partnership with them from the beginning. In the last year, they were able to plant their first daughter church south of Glasgow in the seaside city of Ayr. Scott will be giving us time to consider what it looks like to purposefully and passionately pursue Jesus for all he is and with all we are. What we’ll see together as he takes us through 2 Corinthians 3 is an invitation to something deeper. Scott is eager to dig into this with us! He loves his visits to Barrie and we love having him here!
Message: Rooted Discipleship: The Power of God that Changes Lives
Harvest Bible Chapel
Text: 2 Corinthians 3:7-18
October 30, 2022
Where are the young men and women of this generation who will hold their lives cheap, and be faithful even unto death, who will lose their lives for Christ’s, flinging them away for love of him? Where are those who will live dangerously, and be reckless in this service? Where are the men of prayer? Where are the men who count God’s Word of more importance to them than their daily food? Where are the men who, like Moses of old, commune with God face to face as a man speaks with his friend? Where are God’s men in this day of God’s power?
Living such as tells a story of transparent transformation (v. 1-3)
Growing confidence in Jesus for the life we are called to (v. 4-6)
It’s not self-confidence I lack but Son-dependence
It’s not credit I claim but Christ’s power
It’s not laying down the law but laying hold of new life
Getting after the things of growth towards a greater glory (v. 7-11)
Finding freedom from things that are fatal and fallen (v. 12-17)
Hebrews 4: 16
Seeing Jesus more clearly through every conversation (v. 18)
It is not great talents God blesses so much as great likeness to Jesus.
Robert Murray McCheyne