Sermon Archives

Paul Graham
June 18, 2017

Father’s Day – Do You Even Lift, Bro?

When a Christian is caught up in wrongdoing, trapped by sin (and we all will be at times) – Paul says in Galatians chapter 6 that it is the duty of fellow Christians, in the community of the church,  to gently restore that broken life and to lift that heavy burden. Are we lifting?

June 4, 2017

The Normal Spiritual Life

What does the normal Christian life look like? Moving on from his earlier doctrinal and theological arguments, in the final chapters of Galatians the Apostle Paul turns to illustrating what the Christian life is like. The key to chapters 5 and 6 is to remember that Paul simply wants to be helpful to his Christian […]

May 21, 2017

Clarifying Christian Freedom

The letter to the Galatians is a letter about freedom. No doubt about it. The good news of Jesus sets us free from futile attempts to justify ourselves through religion. It sets us free from the bondage of sin. It sets us free from human-centered systems of power, and much more. But after several arguments for […]

May 14, 2017

The Motherly Heart Of God

In Galatians chapter 4, and in other letters the Apostle Paul uses surprisingly feminine language to express his deepest feelings for those he loves in the church. Where does the motherly heart of Paul come from? The Apostle is hardly one we would expect to speak of his “pains of childbirth”, and “nursing children”. But this is a […]

May 7, 2017

You Are Adopted

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

April 30, 2017

We Are Sons Not Slaves

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 […]

April 23, 2017

Why The Law

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 […]

April 16, 2017

Abraham’s Promise Is Ours Through Christ

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 […]

April 9, 2017

Christ Became A Curse

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 […]

April 2, 2017

New Life In The Spirit

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 […]

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