Sunday, January 18, 2015

Galatians Series

If you’ve been with us over the past year you know we have been knee-deep in the Old Testament book of Judges.  We have finally finished the book and are now turning the page (several of them actually!) to the New Testament.

Beginning August 17 we will start reading through and studying the book of Galatians together.  Galatians is without a doubt many people’s favorite book of the Bible.  It clearly defines the gospel and what it is.  It spells out for the non-believer how desperately they need Christ.  But there’s so much more than that! 

In fact, to only think the gospel is for the non-churched or the un-saved is to completely miss the teaching of Apostle Paul to the church in Galatia.  Rather than the book of Galatians being the “ABC’s of the Gospel” it’s better defined as the “A to Z of the Christian Life.” We will see that the gospel isn’t something to be responded to once, rather, it is God’s living letter to us that is to be responded to daily as we seek the Lord in all aspects of our lives. 

Galatians is about the gospel, which is dynamic and powerful, and something that we all so desperately need in our lives that are filled to the brim with hectic schedules, painful relationships, the reality of our sin and other difficulties we carry through our lives. 

I hope you’ll join us in this journey and you’ll commit to engage the book of Galatians on your own as well.

-Rev. Matt Mitchell

Just click on the sermon title link to listen, and on the scripture link to go to to read the appropriate passage.

Date            Sermon LinkScripture Passage
   8/17/2014 An Introduction to Galatians Galatians 1:1-9
  8/24/2014 God's Amazing Grace Galatians 1:10-24     
 8/31/2014 Fellowship and Unity  Galatians 2:1-10    
 9/7/2014 Straight-Walking in the Gospel  Galatians 2:11-17    
 9/14/2014 Justified by Faith!  Galatians 2:15-21     
 9/21/2014 Perfection Required  Galatians 3:1-14    
 9/28/2014 The Problem with the Law  Galatians 3:15-25    
11/2/2014Children of God  Galatians 3:26-4:7   
11/16/2014Gospel Freedom   Galatians 5:1-15   
11/23/2014Gospel Character    Galatians 5:16-25  
1/4/2015Restoring Others - Bearing Burdens    Galatians 6:1-6  
1/11/2015The Law of Great Returns    Galatians 6:6-11
1/18/2015The Big Finish: A New Creation     Galatians 6:11-18

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