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:
- Salvation is more than an “escape” from hell—it includes the process of daily being made more like Jesus.
Being “in Christ” means:1.Our identity in Christ.2.Our imitation of Christ.3.Our participation with Christ.
- Other people are not a threat to you being recognized and loved by Jesus.
- Christ-followers are not rivals to compete for a prize but participants in a common life of following Jesus.
- Being “in Christ” means that every resource that was available to Jesus is available to you.
- Don’t give into what you face; press into what you possess.
BTW: Here’s a great song for the week…