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In 6:11-18, Paul concludes with one final gospel appeal. In his appeal, he reiterates 5 main themes that he wishes to impress on the minds of the Galatians so that the gospel remains central and sufficient in their lives and churches. In v. 15, which we will study today, Paul reiterates the necessity of the Holy Spirit's work.
Given the disenchantment and discouragement that many have experienced from the church, why should we remain so committed to the church? Isn’t it enough just to say that we love and follow Jesus? In this sermon, Pastor Al Abdulla examines Ephesians 1:22-23, and discusses how we should view Jesus’ Church.
In 6:11-18, Paul concludes with one final gospel appeal. In his appeal, he reiterates five main themes that he wishes to impress on the minds of the Galatians so that the gospel remains central and sufficient in their lives and churches. First, Paul reiterates his authority and authenticity as an apostle (6:11, 17). Second, Paul reiterates the sufficiency of the cross for salvation (6:12-14). In v. 14, Paul declares in the strongest possible terms that he will only boast in the cross of Christ. Such boasting in the cross would have been extraordinarily strange to both a Gentile and a Jew. Why then would Paul boast in such a repugnant, horror-filled, foolish symbol? In Galatians, we find at least eight reasons why Paul boasted only in the cross of Christ.
God calls His people to follow Him. Sometimes, unfortunately, much of The Church seems to think God calls a select few to be "missionaries" and God sends them to a far away place to people who really need Jesus. The truth is, people all around us really need Jesus. Are there any "missionaries" among us? New Life was privileged to hear from Lee & Carol Alderman and their work in the Emporia community.
New Hope Part 2 - Empty Grave
The Cross of Christ greatly displays the glory of God. By it, God’s perfections/attributes shine forth with an eminent brilliance. We will briefly examine two of God’s perfections, which the cross displays, namely His strictest justice and infinite love.
Remember what it's like to fall in love? There is elevated joy, a depth of commitment, and a desire to tell the whole world how you feel. It is appropriate that we feel this way about love since God created us for a love relationship with him. Unfortunately, mankind has often let God down. Yet, his pursuit of us persists and he has given us a specific way to respond to his love. It's called baptism and it is a profoundly powerful experience. Gen 17; Jn 8:31ff; Isa 5:1-7; Jer 31:31-34; Jn 13:12ff; 1Jn 2:3-6