The Gospel & the Word

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Dave Scotland

Galatians 3:1-9

The Gospel & the Word

  • Hearing
  • Believing
  • Receiving

This is the power of the gospel. We must hear the word of God, believe it and receive. In so doing, our hearts and lives will be transformed and our expectations will be lifted.

Grace: free, yet priceless

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Keith Cooper

Galatians 2:17-21

Grace: free, yet priceless

Paul deals with the argument against grace. Misunderstanding the free gift of grace, some people were becoming blasé about sin causing a decline in their behaviour. Paul bluntly states that this is to miss the point entirely.

And just because grace is freely given, that doesn’t mean it was free. Christ paid a heavy, heavy price to achieve this, in being beaten, mocked, crucified, experiencing the righteous anger of God as he took on all sin, and ultimately being separated from his father.

Now for us, having been saved by grace through faith, there is no sense in returning to the law. The is no sense in rebuilding the works-based structures that were torn down when we accepted Christ’s sacrifice. An intimate, personal life-giving relationship with Jesus through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is the only coherent way to live.

Law says, “Do.” Grace says, “Done!”

In Step with Truth

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Rob Pomeroy

Galatians 2:11-16

In Step with Truth

Peter takes a wrong turn in his journey of faith. Paul boldly corrects him, imploring him to walk in step with the truth of the gospel. As we see this drama play out, we learn not to allow our fear, pride and jealousy interfere with our appreciation of God’s free gift of grace.

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