Adoption is the highest privilege that the gospel offers: higher even than justification… To be right with God the Judge is a great thing, but to be loved and cared for by God the Father is greater. – J.I. Packer, Knowing God
What if everything you were taught in life was only half-true? That beneath all the normal ways you have structured and ordered your life there was a subtle but critical mistake? If you discovered that mistake you might look back and realize that you were “held captive” under that mistake for all those years. Or […]
The Apostle Paul has done a convincing job of arguing for the superiority of faith in Jesus over our human works of the Law or religion. his argument is so convincing, in fact, that it leaves an obvious question. What then was the purpose of the Law? If it could not make us righteous, why did God give […]
God made a promise to Abraham, over 600 years before the Law. It is on that promise that Abraham believed, and was made right before God. As we continue in the letter to the Galatians the Apostle Paul shows them (and us) that the promise of God is superior in every way to our own […]
There are two common reasons people take lightly, or fail to recognize the glory of what Jesus did for us on the cross. They do not comprehend just how holy God is on one hand, or just how sinful we are on the other. If God is not really holy and we are not really sinful, then Jesus did […]
We continue our series in Paul’s letter to the Galatians in chapter 3. In a series of rhetorical questions, Paul challenges his friends to remember how they received their new life in Jesus. Did following the Law ever do anything compared to what trusting in Jesus did? Do they think they can do a better […]
Some things in life we want to remember, and others we hope to forget. But what things are right to forget and right to remember? Nick Adams joins us this week with a message from Peter, Paul and James to remind us what God would have us always remember, and also what we should quickly forget.
Learning from David: Developing a close personal relationship with God in the midst of daily life pressures and suffering.
We are justified, we are qualified, we are welcomed before God not by any work of our own doing. No matter how kind, and selfless and proper and “good” someone else’s life looks to us, or how ugly, abusive, violent or horrific our life might be — if anyone stands before God, they stand without […]
In Galatians chapter 2, the apostle Peter get’s called out by Paul for where he has chosen to eat his dinner. What’s the big deal here? Why is Paul escalating Peter’s seating arrangements into a public argument? Because the gospel matters in everything. If we really share the same gospel, then we share in everything […]
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