A LIFE TRANSFORMED
Through Christ’s redeeming work on the cross, we have been given a newness of life. How do we as Christians live a life transformed by the Gospel.
THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL
Worn-Out Knees: As we realize all that God has done for us, we start to fall in love with Him. As He starts to reveal more of Himself to us it should cause us to fall on our knees in praise and worship to the point of worn-out knees.
FROM DEATH, TO LIFE IN CHRIST
We are made alive in Christ as a new people (the church) who are distinct from the world yet remain in the world to do the work that God has created them for.
GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY OVER SALVATION
God’s Word speaks clearly about his sovereign role in our salvation. It is for us to learn and embrace, even if we can’t fully grasp it all at once.
MATURING ALONGSIDE OTHERS
Paul closes up Galatians with a series of ways we can grow with one another in the church when we allow the Holy Spirit to transform our lives.
FREEDOM IN CHRIST
Paul uses “freedom” to describe the overcoming power of the gospel. Anything else removes the power of the gospel and creates “slavery” in its place.
MATURITY IN FAITH
Today Paul calls the Galatian Church to go to the next step of faith. Maturing as a believer is not just intellectual or even behavioral, but transformational.
A LIVING FAITH
Our relationship with the gospel is faith. A living faith has 3 parts: knowledge (understanding), ascent (agreeing), trust (acting). Saving faith is a living faith.
LEGALISM & MORALISM
The Church struggles with two (wrong) human additions to the gospel: moralism (trying hard to please God) and legalism (managing faith by adding rules)
LETTERS FROM A PASTOR
In Paul’s earliest writings (Galatians 50ad) he encourages young churches to know and understand the true gospel, and to keep it from being corrupted.
THE LIVING JESUS
Many versions of Jesus exist in tradition and culture, which are different than the living Savior in Scripture. When you meet the living Jesus everything changes.