The book of Galatians is one of the clearest presentations of the Gospel in the scriptures. God redeems people irregardless of their “lostness” through trust in Jesus Christ. Mercy undeserved; matchless favor for the broken. This is the glory of God’s grace. Galatians is both a letter to a church and a glimpse into their story. A people who’ve received Christ’s grace are at a crossroads in their own trust in Him. Though they’ve discovered redemption in Jesus, they face the pressure to conform to someone else’s expression of that faith. And the Apostle Paul writes to them to stay true to what the Gospel is all about: Hope comes from trusting Jesus, not what we can earn by performance or achievement. Salvation is a gift. And this gift is meant to change us. This series is all about staying true. And we are going to dive into this book in the effort to draw from it’s depths in order to stay true to Jesus.
Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:
- Measurement follows grace; grace doesn’t follow measurement.
- Jesus is not sill making up his mind about you.
- Jesus is the SOURCE, the SUBSTANCE, and the SCOPE of the Gospel.
- The Gospel should point us to the problem within ourselves and then point us to the only solution, which is outside of ourselves – Jesus.
- “No ritual and no commandment and no good deed of any kind can ever be a prerequisite for salvation, because the grace offered to us by Jesus is our only hope.” Craig L. Blomberg
- The dominant voice of the gospel is Jesus. Anytime there is a voice louder than His within the Gospel, it is not the Gospel.
Love you all. Have a great week.
BTW: Here’s a great song for the week…