April 2013

April 2013

During April and May we will be exploring teaching from Paul's letter to the Galatians. Galatia is that part of central Asia Minor where Paul and Barnabas went on the first missionary journey (see Acts 13:14 to 14:23). They had the opportunity to plant several churches in the Roman province of Galatia. Paul visited them again on his second journey with Silas (see Acts 16:1-5).

Some Jewish believers came along and taught that salvation was dependent on other things - the Jewish ritual of circumcision and keeping the Law of Moses. They went further, became personal and tried to discredit Paul as a true apostle. Paul may have written this letter around AD 55 while he was in Ephesus (see Acts 19). The letter is very strongly worded – see 1:8 “accursed” and 3:1 “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you?” He writes to the Galatian churches both to confirm his status as an apostle and to reinforce that the gospel is by faith alone in Christ alone.

The message is still appropriate for today – in Cambodia and in other parts of the world. Pray that God will open our eyes to see great eternal truths as we study this letter together at CFSR over the coming weeks.

Schedule: 
DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
7th AprilMore than one gospel?Galatians 1:1-10Ivor Greer
14thJustified by faithGalatians 2:16-21Axel Clausen
21stFaith or works?Galatians 3:1-14Wayne Bloomquist
28thThe law and the promiseGalatians 3:15-29Randy Odom
5th MaySlaves of the spirit or children of the KingGalatians 4:1-20Wayne BloomquistCommunion
Small Groups: 
GroupDayTimeLocationLeaders
Women's Evening StudyMondayMondayCommon GroundsCarol (077 301150)
Tuesday Small GroupsTuesday7.30pmVariousCheck with Carol
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8.30amAnnelise's HomeAnnelise (077 770570)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBread of LifeRandy (078 802017)
Young Adults PrayerThursday 6:30pmCommon Grounds CafeCarrie (012875229)
Announcements: 

Men's Breakfast: each Friday

At 7.00am at Bread of Life (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Women's Fellowship:

Friday 26th April 2013  Venue: Bloomquists' Home 


Prayer: 

... FOCUS FOR APRIL:

The Korean peninsula ---