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Family Resemblance

Galatians 5:16-26

What does it mean to be a member of the Family of God?  Paul tells the church in Galatia that as they examine their lives they will see fruit that shows their life according to the flesh or their life according to God’s spirit.  Our fruit shows our true nature regardless if we have gone to church our whole lives!  We live by God’s spirit when we daily put our trust in Jesus.  Doing this also requires actively putting to death our old way of live by the choices we make and the things we choose to value.  We have been invited to the incredible fruit from God’s spirit!

The Heir

Galatians 4:1-7

Paul has been passionately telling the church in Galatia that they are not set right with God by what they do (obeying the law) but rather through putting their trust in Jesus Christ.  In these verses he makes the analogy of a child who has not yet reached adulthood.  This sermon is a story to further illustrate Paul’s point.

What Does it Mean to be a Follower of Jesus?

Galatians 2:15-21

Rich Steele fills in for Pastor Brian this week looking at what it means to be a follower of Jesus from Paul’s letter to the Galatians.  Paul in the beginning of his letter emphasized they could not earn acceptance by merely obeying the law.  Here Paul emphasizes the centrality of salvation as a gift from Jesus by his grace!

Deadly Detours

Galatians 1:6-9

This is the first sermon in our series on Galatians called “In the Family.”  We will listening in on Paul’s conversation to the churches in Galatia and learning what it means to be part of the family of God.

In this passage Paul is confronting the believers about listening to people who have come and said they must be circumcised in order to be saved and part of God’s family.  He says that anything apart from trust in God’s grace through Jesus Christ is a deadly detour and lead them (and us) back down the dead-end road.  Nothing we do can earn salvation or God’s acceptance, but he has offered it freely through Jesus Christ!

Sent

John 17:6-21.  Jesus final words are important to us, and he used these final words praying to the Father for his followers, us!  He prayed for unity, even though unity in the body of Christ is not easy.  He also prayed that we would be sent into the world, but not be of the world.

Wednesday Prayer