This past Saturday night we concluded our time in Paul’s letter to the Galatians. As Paul concludes this letter he gives like what comes like a bunch of unconnected statements. Tonight we do our best to connect these statements together, and tie them back to Paul’s ultimate theme of the true Gospel of Grace.
This week we look at Galatians Chapter 5. Paul says to STAND FIRM in our freedom. Most of us believe that Jesus saves us FROM something, but we don’t often consider what we’ve been saved TO. Paul says we’ve been saved TO love our neighbor.
Tonight Ben Fleming takes us through selections of Chapters 3 and 4 of Paul’s letter to the Galatians, as we explore the knowledge of being set free by the grace of God verses living a life of freedom. It’s not about you or your effort; it’s all about Jesus!
This week we look at Galatians Chapter 2. Religion verses the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Many of us grew up thinking that Christianity was about filling up our good bucket, more than our bad, so that when God judges us, the good would outweigh the bad and he’d let us in the doors to Heaven. But that’s not what the bible says. That’s not the Gospel. And it’s what Paul is arguing against in his letter to the Galatians.
This week Ben Fleming preaches the Good News from Paul’s letter to the Galatians. How many people in your life praise God because of you? That’s what happens when the Gospel takes hold on our lives. We see it in the life of Saul turned Paul. Do we see it in our lives, as agents of God’s grace?
Easter should be an every week, every day celebration, not just a holiday in the spring. Tonight we celebrate Jesus. We celebrate Easter. And we kick-off our new study in Paul’s letter to the Galatians as we look at the true Gospel and the twisted Gospel. Stick around for the end of the message and some extended selections from our worship time together.