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:
- We’re accepted not based on our performance but on the finished work of the cross.
- “We are more sinful and flawed than we imagine, yet we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.” – Tim Keller
- God doesn’t unconditionally accept our behavior, but He does unconditionally accept us.
- The law (of God) points us toward grace; grace empowers us to live out His law.
The law is doing what is expected so that you can be accepted.Following Christ is about being accepted so that you can live what is expected.
Following the law is about completing what you began.Following Jesus is about continuing what He completed.
Love you all. Have a great week.
BTW: Here’s a great song for the week…