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Apologies regarding the Easter sermon. Another person, with the best of intentions, stopped the recording and I didn’t realize what happened until the end of the service. So here is a summary of what you missed. The preaching of the … Continue reading
Galatians 6:11-18 wraps up our series in Galatians and serves us well as our text for Palm Sunday. Far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ… Paul exhorts his readers to look past … Continue reading
The argument Paul sets up in Galatians 5 is made in Galatians 6. If you sow in the flesh you will reap corruption of the flesh; if you sow in the Spirit you will reap eternal life.
There are many voices competing for out attention but we can choose which to listen to. The flesh and the Spirit are opposed to each other but we decide which leader to follow.
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. (Galatians 5:13) This sermon doesn’t take freedom out of context, like some verse of scripture used … Continue reading
At the end of Galatians 4 Paul uses the two sons of Abraham to illustrate the difference between born under the Law and born of promise. He asks those who desire to be under the Law if they have heard … Continue reading
Last week we said that living under the Law is like being kept by a guardian until coming of age. Today we see how Christ redeems us from the Law, allowing us to become children of God (and if children … Continue reading
As I’ve said, the theology is thick in the middle of Galatians. The promises made to Abraham were fulfilled in Christ. In the meantime the Law was given, not to make us to righteous but to act as a guardian … Continue reading
As proof that we are justified by faith and not the Law, Paul asks by how we receive the Spirit. The Galatian Christians had already received the Holy Spirit by faith in Jesus Christ. There is no reason to go … Continue reading