God in Jesus Has Done it All

Sermon from CCM Ladybarn


This sermon was preached by Hannah Knight at the Ladybarn site of Christ Church Manchester on Sunday 28th October 2018.


This message was part of the ‘SERIES NAME’ series, preached at Christ Church Manchester’s church in Withington in EARLY/MID/LATE YEAR. The full series included the following sermons:


This sermon was based on Romans 16.

Personal Greetings

1I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae, 2that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well.7Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners. They are well known to the apostles, and they were in Christ before me. 8Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord. 9Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys. 10Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus. 11Greet my kinsman Herodion. Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissus. 12Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord. 13Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well. 14Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers who are with them. 15Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them. 16Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.

Final Instructions and Greetings

17I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. 18For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. 19For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. 20The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
21Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you; so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.


22I Tertius, who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord.
23Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus, greet you.


25Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages 26but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith— 27to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.


Join in Family Life

  • Family life in the church is about being joined with Jesus.
  • We have been liberated to love God and to love our neighbour.
  • Paul urges the church, as family to have humility and practice forgiveness even though its hard work.
  • We are called to have grace to serve alongside one another.

Know the Gospel

  • People looking for counterfeit money are taught not what a fake looks like but what the real thing looks like, that way they can spot a fake because it doesn’t match up.
  • We are to intimately know the truth of the Gospel so that we can easily see anything which doesn’t fit with that truth.
  • The gospel is good, not only that, the Gospel is TRUE. Nothing added or taken away, Jesus has done it all and all our guilt, shame, sin and distorted humanity has been dealt with. Now Jesus offers us life in all it’s fullness.

It Begins and Ends with Jesus

  • Jesus was always God’s plan for salvation and now the mystery has been revealed.
  • The message of the Gospel is for everyone, Jew and Gentile to all ends of the earth.
  • This is the mystery which has now been revealed to us and made known so that all who have faith in Jesus, may come in to His family.


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