Current Sermon Series for Fall of 2023, Galatians.
We just finished the 10 commandments this Summer. We’ve talked about how the 10 Commandments….show us who God is, they show us who we are, and they show us what God has done for us. The Moral Law is like getting a CT Scan. It shows us the disease, but it is powerless to do anything to cure the disease. This is why we actually need the Law because the Law shows us how messed up we are and drives us to Christ, who kept the requirements of the Law perfectly on our behalf.
This Fall, we will spend our time on Sunday mornings in Paul’s letter to the Galatians, which is a good follow up to the 10 commandments. The people who received this letter in the first century were confused with how the Law and the gospel relate to one another. They got caught up in “religious rule keeping”, which stole all of their joy, all of their freedom, in Christ. Tim Keller writes, “In this short letter, Paul outlines the bombshell truth that the gospel is the A to Z of the Christian life. It is not only the way to enter the kingdom; it is the way to live as part of the kingdom. It is the way Christ transforms people, churches and communities.” Galatians is full of good news for religious people who are “trying harder to be better”.
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