All That Matters

October 23, 2016
Paul ends this magnificent letter where he began—with grace and peace. He sums up his message: the motives of those who distort the gospel are selfish and cowardly, joy is…

Sowing & Reaping

October 16, 2016
What you do matters. Paul is coming to the end of his letter and takes time to explain that we reap what we sow. We easily forget this because the…
The fruit of the Spirit and the works of the flesh show up in the church community. Paul wants the Galatians and all Christian to abound in love and to…
Christians are redeemed to live free in the Spirit. What does that freedom look like? Paul doesn’t leave us with our illusions, but paints the Christian life with its war…

The Liberty of Love

September 25, 2016
The gospel results in our freedom from sin. We are totally forgiven in Jesus and can do nothing to jeopardize or add to our salvation. Tragically, as soon as truth…
Paul has given his biography and theology, now he moves into ethics. What we do is driven by what we believe. When you believe God loves you so much that…

Two Sons

September 11, 2016
The Galatians who want to return to the law have a big problem—they don’t know the law. Paul hops into the car they are driving to show them where it’s…
Paul has talked a lot about what it means to add the law to faith in order to be right with God. Now he gets personal: what he did, what…
One of the most striking things about the Christian church is its enormous diversity, men and women and boys and girls from every culture of every status all united in…
If God promised to Abraham to save and bless and fill the world with his descendants 430 years earlier, why did He give Moses the law? If salvation isn’t through…

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