Galatians: Sowing and Reaping

Key Text: Galatians 6:6-18

Due to a technical difficulty in our recording program, unfortunately, the final message in our series wasn't recorded.

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Galatians For You by Tim Keller

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Galatians: Gospel Character

Key Text: Galatians 5:16-26

"Living the way of the Spirit is what we most deeply 'want', yet the sinful nature continues to generate alternative and competing desires which we experience and can give in to, but which now contradict our most abiding love and goals. The reborn person has both sinful desires and godly desires, but 'we' must truly want what our Spirit-renewed heart wants." — Tim Keller

We all know it's true. As followers of Christ, we face a battle every day and this battle is, more often than not, within.

Galatians: Children of God

Key Text: Galatians 3:26-4:7

"Every verse of this section stretches our horizons, thrilling our hearts with all that we are through faith. Verse 26 reaches upwards—we are sons of the Creator! Verse 28 spans the globe—we are united with every other Christian, one in Christ regardless of anything the world suggests should divide us. Verse 29 looks back through history. By clothing ourselves with Christ through faith, 'you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to promise'. All that God promised Abraham, He has fulfilled and will fulfill in His Son, Jesus; and so all that God promised, we will enjoy as His adopted sons." — Tim Keller

I'm not sure there is any greater news than the Gospel of Grace that tells us we are sons of God, not slaves to performance-based religion.

Join us this week as we continue to marvel at God's grace shown to us in Jesus.

Toward the end of Steve's message, he references a table to illustrate the ways we can think like a slave, as opposed to thinking like a son.

Toward the end of Steve's message, he references a table to illustrate the ways we can think like a slave, as opposed to thinking like a son.

Galatians: The Law in the Gospel Life

Key Text: Galatians 3:15-25

"Whenever we hear the radical claims of salvation-by-grace, we should immediately be prompted to ask: 'If we are free from the law, does that mean we don't have to obey the law? If I am always saved only by Christ's performance and not by my own, why should I strive to live a holy life? Do I have any obligation to keep God's law, and why?'" — Tim Keller

These are important questions, and this week, we try to explore them in the light of Paul's teaching in the next instalment of our series.

Galatians: You Never Leave It Behind

Key Text: Galatians 3:1-14

There are two types of people in the world—those who hoard, and those who off-load.

I tend to fall into the category of the minimalistic off-loader. If I haven't used something in the last 12 months, I probably don't need it and I'll throw it away.

But some things should never be thrown away; some things should never be left behind.

This is especially true of the gospel of grace we were saved by.

Join us this week as we examine the next part of our 'Exploring the Heart of the Gospel' series through Galatians.

Galatians: Living in Line with the Gospel

Key Text: Galatians 2:11-21

"If we could save ourselves, Christ's death is pointless, and means nothing. If we realise we cannot save ourselves, Christ's death will mean everything to us. And we will spend the life that He has given us in joyful service of Him, bringing our whole lives into line with the gospel." – Tim Keller

Join us this week at we continue our series 'Galatians: Exploring the Heart of the Gospel'.