Ryan Gagnon

Togetherness (1 Peter 4)

Sojourn, Week 4

The Shepherd is glorified by a loving flock going through trials together.

Response Principle (4:1-2)
Meant To Live Principle (4:3-6)
Employment Principle (4:7-11)
Clarity Principle (4:12-16)
Trust Principle (4:17-19)

Why do you care?

  • You cannot be in the flock without first responding to God’s call.
  • You were called by God to live for Him not your own lusts and desires.
  • He has given you the ability to serve His flock in a powerful way.
  • He reveals Himself to the world in the way His people respond to suffering.

The Burdensome Gospel (Galatians 6)

Jesus+, Week 6

Bearing each other's burdens is both a benefit of and a benefit to the body.

I. The Ensnared (6:1)
II. The Misled (6:2-3)
III. Me (6:4-5)
IV. The Body (6:6-10)
V. The "Them" (6:11-18)

Why do you care?

  • God has called you to be a part of a body.
  • Within that body no one has it all figured out and issues will occur. We are called to deal with those issues together.
  • Those caught in sin are wounded not evil and should be cared for accordingly.
  • Care for His Church because He sees value in it.
  • Know that the whole body benefits when we help bear one another’s burdens.

The Fruitful Gospel (Galatians 5)

Jesus+, Week 5

The free in Christ are now capable of pleasing God by walking with the Spirit.

I. One Final Atonement Thought (5:1-12)
II. Freedom Principle (5:13)
III. Brady Bunch Principle (5:14-15)
IV. Opposition Principle (5:16-17)
V. Training Wheels Principle (5:18)
VI. Deeds of the Flesh (5:19-21)
VII. Fruit of the Spirit (5:22-23)
VIII. Diet and Exercise Principle (5:24-26)

Why do you care?

  • You are now free to please the God that created you because the bondage of sin is gone
  • Part of pleasing Him is loving the Church that He died for
  • Understand there is a war with the fleshly desires of your body and the walk He has called you to
  • He is greater than the desires you have, trust Him
  • Practice the loving actions He has called you to