“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” (Galatians 5:1) So why are we so prone to shackling ourselves and others with things that keep us from experiencing that freedom? Join us for a study of the book of Galatians where the Apostle Paul teaches us how to live free by faith.
This is the first in a new series based in Galatians, a book based in a letter by Paul who originally was against Christ but after meeting the resurrected Christ, he became a staunch advocate for Christ. Paul preached the truth that belonging to God depends on believing in the resurrection. That’s it; the message at the heart of the Gospel.
A SEAT AT THE TABLE
God loves you for who you are not that you can follow rules. He used Paul, a prosecutor of Christians, and transformed him so greatly that he became a preacher for Christ. Paul went on to help people move from pleasing people to living for Jesus. You can get the same grace given to Paul and live on mission too.
Don’t let arbitrary rules be the thing that causes church divisions. God created the church to give believers a community to operate within. A strong community builds up individuals. God can use individuals to further his kingdom.
We continue in Galatians with the confrontation of one believer of another on how their actions were not matching their words. As Christ followers, when we have others join us in actions that differ from our declarations, we can undermine the work of the gospel. If you’re looking to take the message further, check out Craig’s reference to our weekend message from our series titled, “Potholes” from the weekend of Aug. 18-19, 2019: https://www.missionhills.org/potholes/