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Sep 18, 2022
Freedom In Christ: “Freedom to Love”
Galatians 5:1-15
 
Paul communicates what it means to be truly free: on one hand, we're freed from the power of sin and from the guilt of trying to earn our acceptance from God. On the other hand, we're empowered to please God by loving, which is what God created us for.
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  • Sep 18, 2022Freedom In Christ: “Freedom to Love”
    Sep 18, 2022
    Freedom In Christ: “Freedom to Love”
    Galatians 5:1-15
     
    Paul communicates what it means to be truly free: on one hand, we're freed from the power of sin and from the guilt of trying to earn our acceptance from God. On the other hand, we're empowered to please God by loving, which is what God created us for.
  • Sep 11, 2022Freedom In Christ “Grace for the Barren”
    Sep 11, 2022
    Freedom In Christ “Grace for the Barren”
    Galatians 4:21-31
     
    In showing that the heart of the gospel is trusting in God's work for us in Jesus Christ, rather than relying on our own capabilities, Paul uses the Old Testament story of Sarah and Hagar to illustrate the call to rely on God's power and grace. The good news of Jesus Christ is especially for the barren, for those who see themselves as failures, because they are those whom God reaches out to first.
  • Sep 4, 2022Freedom in Christ “Blessed Assurance”
    Sep 4, 2022
    Freedom in Christ “Blessed Assurance”
    Romans 8:14-16 and Galatians 4:1-7
     
    The culmination of the gospel is that we become children of God and so have a new life of intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father. Not only did Jesus remove the curse of sin that we deserved, He also gave us the blessing that He deserved. Our new status removes the fear of missing fulfillment or losing approval that is at the root of much of our disobedience.
  • Aug 28, 2022Freedom In Christ: “Children of God”
    Aug 28, 2022
    Freedom In Christ: “Children of God”
    Galatians 3:19-29
     
    After hammering home that the law can't save anyone, Paul takes time to explain what is God's purpose for the law: to curb our rebellious sinfulness, and show us how deeply we need a savior. And in Jesus, God has made us his adopted children, and God's Spirit changes us so that obeying His law is what we desire to do.
  • Aug 14, 2022Freedom in Christ; Living In Line With The Gospel
    Aug 14, 2022
    Freedom in Christ; Living In Line With The Gospel
    Galatians 2:11-21
     
    In the account of Paul's confrontation with Peter, we see one instance of what it looks like to not live as if the gospel is true. One of the healthiest things that Jesus followers can do is to identify and expose ways in which we may confess the gospel with our words but deny it through our actions. Living in ways that align with the truth of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection is a powerful way of proclaiming that the gospel is true. .
  • Aug 7, 2022Freedom In Christ: “No Other Gospel”
    Aug 7, 2022
    Freedom In Christ: “No Other Gospel”
    Scripture: Galatians 1:1-9
     
    In Paul's intro to his letter, we see in his anger and frustration that the Galatian Christians had allowed distortions to the message of Jesus how powerful, how unique, and how special the gospel is, and how easily we distort it.
  • Jul 31, 2022The Cross and the Jukebox: “I Saw God Today”
    Jul 31, 2022
    The Cross and the Jukebox: “I Saw God Today”
    Song:  "I Saw God Today"
    performed by: George Strait
    written by: Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell and Wade Kirby
     
    YouTube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTqdb38NHSg
     
    Scriptural Reference:  John 5:17
     
    George Strait's ballad about seeing God in the ordinary things of life reminds us that God is always at work around us, and if we have eyes of faith, that we can see glimpses of God's hand.
  • Jul 24, 2022The Cross and the Jukebox: “Didn’t Fix Me”
    Jul 24, 2022
    The Cross and the Jukebox: “Didn’t Fix Me”
    song:  "Didn't Fix Me"
    written by Taylor Goldsmith, performed by Dawes
    Bible passages: Ecclesiastes 1-2, 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
     
    music video on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/EP4l11X44No
     
    Written during the first few months of the pandemic about his own struggles with mental health, this song by Taylor Goldsmith of the indie band Dawes explores the perpetual human drive to find experiences or accomplishments that will bring us lasting fulfillment and joy and happiness, and similarly to the book of Ecclesiastes concludes that they do not satisfy. Both the song and Ecclesiastes point to the need of a Savior who can redeem even our suffering.  Thanks to Dr. Robby Glasscock for delivering the sermon.
  • Jul 17, 2022The Cross and the Jukebox: “Every Grain of Sand”
    Jul 17, 2022
    The Cross and the Jukebox: “Every Grain of Sand”
    song:  "Every Grain of Sand" 
    written and performed by:  Bob Dylan
    Scripture:  Psalm 33
     
    music video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSIYAY78Mo8
     
    On the last track of his last Christian-themed album, Dylan places what is widely considered one of his greatest songs.  "Every Grain of Sand" is a reflection on Dylan's experience of God's grace and presence over his life.  When we have the eyes of faith, we can see God's hand in the seemingly mundane things of life, and recognize the truth that, as Jesus tells us, "every hair is numbered" and that God's providential hand is with us at every moment.
  • Jul 10, 2022The Cross and the Jukebox: “Mama Tried” (Merle Haggard)
    Jul 10, 2022
    The Cross and the Jukebox: “Mama Tried” (Merle Haggard)
    Guest speaker and music trivia guru, Michael Bird, joins us a second week to discuss how the Merle Haggard song, "Mama Tried," illuminates themes of Christianity.
     
    Listen to the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppEfGIGVteo