You can impress others with what you know, but you can impact others with how you love! Listen on…
“Freedom in Christ does not give us the right to do as we please, but the power to do as we ought.” ~Max Anders
Conceited legalism sees no need of the Spirit’s help. We must love our neighbors as ourselves. Do we really love one another?
Paul pleads with the Galatians not to turn to their old ways! He compares Hagar (the slave woman) and Sarah (the free woman) to teach that we are children of freedom through Jesus Christ! Do we live with that kind of mind set? Or do we find ourselves still a slave to the mind set of the law?
Paul is passionate as he addresses the Galatians. Sometimes we make Christianity so hard and we get tied up in the “rope of good works” that it hinders our walk and confuses others. Are you still living under a curse or are you living under the intended blessings given to us?
This chapter of Galatians is the foundation of the Gospel. Do we think that doing and serving enough will bring us salvation? It won’t. It will only keep you from the freedom that is found in Christ Jesus! Listen on and I’ll explain more.
Galatians is one of the most profound books of the bible to study/ Why is that? Because Paul was dealing with much of what we all still deal with today, and that is called legalism! Legalism distorts the “good news” of the Gospel. In this overview we will learn why Paul began this particular letter the way he did and we’ll cover some historical background as well to help us understand why the new believers in the churches in Galatia were falling away from their faith so fast. Would we be able to recognize distorted views of the Gospel if we heard it? During these next 6 lessons, through Paul’s letter to the Galatians, we will find out.