Galatians

Freedom's Result

April 19, 2009Randy Christian

(Galatians 5:22-23)

When a person gives herself to Jesus, she is freed. But that freedom doesn’t just exist in a vacuum. It produces a new environment, or to use another term, the freedom bears fruit. Lemon trees give lemons. Orange trees give oranges. Orange trees do not produce lemons—just oranges. The Holy Spirit produces certain qualities in the believer. What are they? What does the freed believer become? Join us for the answer.

Freedom's Responsibility

March 22, 2009Randy Christian

(Galatians 5:1-15)

So I’m free? I can do what I want! No one is going to tell me what to do! Americans tend to see freedom in terms of what we get to do. But it is more than that. True freedom brings responsibility with it. Join us as we explore how responsibility perfects freedom.

Freedom from "gods"

March 15, 2009Randy Christian

(Galatians 4:8-20)

Who is God and who is not? What is God, and what is not? There are many counterfeits, but only one God. A relationship with God brings freedom, but giving ourselves to “gods” only enslaves us. Ours don’t look the same as the ones in Galatia 2000 years ago, but they haven’t changed that much. Join us as we look at the freedom God gives us from “gods”.

Here, There and Everywhere

February 8, 2009
Randy Christian

“Christian” literally means “like Christ”. Therefore, no Christian can be self-centered because Jesus wasn’t. That’s true of us as individual believers, and as groups or congregations. This Sunday we break from our study of Paul’s letter to the Galatians to remind ourselves of the importance of our congregation being centered on Jesus, and reaching out to the world as he commanded. Join us as we look at how we are doing this, and how we can go further!

Freedom Truth

January 25, 2009

Randy Christian

(Galatians 1:6-10)

“That’s the gospel”, or “It’s the gospel truth”. We’ve heard this, but what does it mean? The term “gospel” means something very specific, and while there are a lot of counterfeits, there is only one true gospel. How do we know the real thing, and how do we react to the counterfeits when we see them? Join us as we look at the relationship between the gospel and freedom, and the threat that is posed to that freedom.