Sermons on Galatians
Peter needed to understand what is required to follow Jesus. The paradox is that in order to find his life he had to lose it. This requires a change of mindset; take your mind off the things of man and put it on the things of God.
Galatians 3:29Hebrews 11:1-6Hebrews 11:8-10Genesis 12:1-4 It takes faith to follow God’s call. Hebrews 11:11-12Genesis 15:1-6 It takes faith to follow God’s call and hold on to your convictions. Hebrews 11:13-19 It takes faith to follow God’s call and hold on to your convictions in spite of the circumstances.
The word “hallelujah” comes from the two Hebrew words meaning “praise God.” This Easter, we praise God for the cross, and for the love He had for us that led Him to make the ultimate sacrifice.
The cross was a symbol of savage brutality and intimidation and in Jesus sacrifice He changed it to be a symbol of enduring love and faithful hope.
Do not grow weary in doing good. Restore in the spirit of gentleness. We need to have an accurate understanding of sin and not be condemning about it. Mend each other.
Does your life represent works of the flesh or fruits of the Spirit. What we produce shows what we are. We should be growing healthy fruit, Paul tells us to Walk by the Spirit and grow fruit of the Spirit. Jesus changes everything.
You who feel justified by the law must live all the law. You who pick and choose parts of faith, act as your own gods. Let God be God. Live in the freedom He gave us in Grace, not freedom in the flesh.
David delighted in the Law, for he knew how lost we were before God gave the Law as a guide. But Jesus completes the Law and offers us freedom from the slavery of legalism and freedom from sin. This relationship is superior. Why go back to slavery?
We are made to worship and if it is not God it will be something else, including our selves. But only God will satisfy. All idols leave us enslaved. Find freedom in the fulfilling worship of Jesus.
Can you imagine holding God’s hand to cross the street? Crying on his shoulder, trusting him to comfort you? Like the dad you have, or wish your had. Or maybe the dad you hope to be? God is not concerned with being politically correct. He loves all his children equally, male, female, first born or last, we all inherit. Not because we behave perfectly. That’s an unreasonable expectation that Jesus fulfilled for us and saved us from. We only need…
Why the Law in light of Grace? God gave a Promise thought the covenant the Law was our guide and the promise fulfilled in Jesus.
Faith preceded the law. It is not by following rules that we are redeemed it is by faith. What is your faith growth plan?