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 6. It’s only through faith in Jesus that we can know God. Placing confidence in anything else will fail and obscure us from him.
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 … Continue reading “Justification by Faith”
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 … Continue reading “The Truth of the Gospel”
Part 3. Transformation occurs in all of us. Sometimes it’s an immediate and overnight change, and at other times it’s much more gradual.
Part 1. Galatians is the reason why Christianity has become a global, multicentred, multiethnic, multicultural movement in a way that other religions have not.
Judah behaves like a scoundrel toward is daughter in law and yet is shown incredible favour by his father and blessed by God. Why and on what basis?
God isn’t content to leave us in our sin, he’s committed to our rescue and provides for us time and again. God is determined to see us grow, determined to see us blessed and freed from the power of death.
Faith, favour, inclusion and blessing occurs not because of our best efforts but because of his kindness. Where the world would tell us to work hard and earn our rewards, grace doesn’t wait for us to get our life together.