Part 2. Step into the story of Lazarus: Jesus raised him back to life and called him out of the tomb. Too many Christians are still sitting in the old life when we have amazing freedom in Christ.
Part 12. When we read Galatians 6 it’s easy to think of boasting as simply a childish act. But we consider three points: 1) that boasting is alive and well in the modern world, 2) that it is an inevitable feature of human life, and … Continue reading “Where is Boasting?”
Part 11. Motivation changes when we understand grace. We don’t mind subjecting ourselves to another when they gave it all to set us free.
Part 10. We can be legally declared free and yet still live a life of slavery. If we don’t enter into our freedom, it’s like Christ died for nothing.
Part 9. Galatians 4 contrasts two types of people: the slave and the free.
Part 8. If we accept Jesus, we are welcomed and adopted into God’s family as sons and daughters. We become heirs with an incredible inheritance. Why then would we go back and give our lives to the worthless things of this world?
Part 7. Being in Christ is now our primary identity, not our gender, race or class. This is good news for both the individual and the entire world: every division has been done away with.
Part 5. Salvation come through faith alone. We need to be on our guard against any kind of legalism, any kind of discriminatory views that create divisions amongst us. We need to embrace all people — and not just at arms length.
Part 4. The phrase “fallen from grace” comes from the book of Galatians. In Paul’s letter, it means you act as if the free gift of God has been given on the basis of merit — as if the gospel wasn’t true.