Freedom - For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free

Freedom - For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free

Gospel Boasting

The Cross is the symbol of the Christian faith, the crux of human history, a stunning revelation of the love & justice of God giving to us a life most people only dream about. �The Cross is the blazing fire at which the flame of our love is kindled, but we have to get near enough for its sparks to fall on us.� � John Stott

Gospel Sowing and Reaping

Just as there are physical laws that govern our bodies and break them to our own disintegration�i.e. eating too many fatty foods can harm the physical structure of my heart/body and shorten my life. So it is also true that there are moral laws that govern our spiritual lives and breaking them will lead to even greater consequences�i.e. living your life against God�s laws…

Gospel Relationships 2

In this letter, Paul is arguing that the gospel is the good news of who Jesus is and what he has done. It is the only true rescue for lost people and is not to be changed in any way. When the gospel message is changed, we are left with nothing more than an illusion. The gospel unites people into one family. Last week in Galatians 5:26 Paul told us how Christians should…

Gospel Character 1

In the first half of chapter 5, we learned that Christian freedom gives us a whole new motivation for living. In normal religion, the motivation for morality is fear and/or pride. In gospel Christianity, the motivation is a heart captivated by Christ�s love (5:6, 14). In this passage we learn how to grow in character through this new dynamic of love.

The Freedom of the Gospel

If salvation is a gift from God by grace through faith in Christ Jesus then what incentive do I have to live a holy life? If you can�t earn your salvation by your behavior, and can�t �un-earn� it by your behavior than what would motivate you to obey God? It is the Freedom of the Gospel that gives us life changing incentive and motivation to live a life wholly devoted to…

An Allegory of the Gospel

Non-Christians will tend hear gospel presentations as appeals to become a �nice person� rather than a �new person� unless we are clear in articulating the drastic difference between moralism and the Gospel. Even among Christians the default mode of our hearts is �moralism��that is, the idea that our performance determines how God feels about us. Unless we are actively…

Religion VS the Gospel

The text gives us two contrasts between Religion vs. the Gospel: 1st What it looks like in our relationship with God vv8-11. 2nd What it looks like in our relationship with others vv12-20. Why does it matter? As Paul sees the Galatians failing to do this, he is �afraid� for them (v11) and �perplexed� about them (v20). Life and death, heaven and hell hang in the balance…