GALATIANS MESSAGE 12 – Why Then the Law?
Come out for our study in 1 Peter this Sunday night.
- Did you know that God tells us how to live our lives? Yeah! Really! No kidding! I know … some of you are very surprised by this. Oh … you did know. Sorry … my bad … and all that … it’s just that I couldn’t tell. Honest mistake, huh?
(1 Peter 1:13 NIV)
13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.
(1 Peter 1:14 ESV)
14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
GALATIANS MESSAGE 11
God’s Promise Is Salvation by Faith Alone
GALATIANS MESSAGE 10 – You Know Jesus but Does Jesus Know You?
- Would they reject the present secure but shallow sifting sands of the religious leadership of the scribes and Pharisees and choose instead Jesus’ words as the foundation for their lives? The religious establishment was advocating a form of surface righteousness that masked an unstable foundation of religious hypocrisy. [Wilkins, M. J. (2004). Matthew (p. 327). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House.]
- A profession of faith that makes no difference to the way we behave is barren and will never save anybody. There must be fruit, consistent, attractive fruit on the tree of our lives. Fruit that will show there is a Gardener at work. Fruit that will satisfy the hunger of the passer-by. How evil are the fruits to be found in many professing Christians!—an arrogance that alienates; an externalism that does not touch the heart; a separation between religion and life; a faith that makes no demands, or that consists in legalism; a religion that takes refuge in charismatic jargon about prophecy, or miraculous healings, or the driving out of demons, but may not even really know Jesus, and does not really do the will of the heavenly Father. [Green, M. (2001). The message of Matthew: the kingdom of heaven (p. 109). Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.]
GALATIANS MESSAGE 9 –
Blessed with Abraham – Redeemed from the Curse of the Law