The Gospel: Verified

Galatians

Galatians 6: Image is Nothing

Galatians 6 • August 6, 2017 • Jan Vezikov

If image is nothing, why do we expend so much life-energy to attain a certain image, protect that image, and project that image? Though created in the image of the living God, since the fall, we let the world inscribe its image on us. In the final sermon in Galatians, we look at how gazing at God's image in Jesus Christ leads to redeeming and repairing our self-image.

Galatians 5: Who is the Holy Spirit?

Galatians 5:16-26 • July 30, 2017 • Jan Vezikov

Many people are comfortable relating to God as Father, and most are comfortable with understanding the divinity of Jesus. However, many Christians have a hard time relating to the Holy Spirit. But living the life God has called us to live is impossible apart from the person and power of the Holy Spirit. Let's examine the command to "walk by the Spirit," be "led by the Spirit," and "keep in step with the Spirit."

Galatians 4: Freedom in Christ

Galatians 4:21-5:15 • July 23, 2017 • Jan Vezikov

The same indifference or apathy that I sometimes feel toward the Freedom Trail, we as Christians sometimes feel toward our freedom in Christ, extended to us by the grace of God. We no longer revel in it. As soon as this happens, the Gospel's transformative power in our lives weakens, and we fall away from grace. Holy Scripture reminds us: "It is for freedom that Christ has set you free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery" (Galatians 5:1). Are you experiencing this freedom now?

Galatians 4: To Know, or To Be Known?

Galatians 4:8-20 • July 16, 2017 • Andy Hoot

When Paul wrote to the church in Galatia, they were at a crossroads: to place their faith solely in the works of Christ, as originally taught by Paul; becoming reliant on the religious practices suggested by the Jewish teachers, or leaving Christianity to go back to their former lives. Though it’s been two millennia since Paul wrote to the Galatians, modern people are still constantly deciding between similar choices.

Galatians 3: Children of God

Galatians 3:15-4:7 • July 9, 2017 • Ivey Rhodes

Like any family, God's family has it's own dynamic. While human families change with every new child, our dynamic with our Heavenly Father is established. In Galatians 3:15-4:7, we'll discover that our status as God's children is revolutionary for our lives and our church.

Galatians 3: Get back the faith you once had

Galatians 3:1-14 • July 2, 2017 • Ivey Rhodes

When you first started following Christ, it was all so new and exciting. Fast forward one, two, or three years and things have changed, and in quiet moments of honesty with yourself you wonder what has happened. Galatians 3:1-14 has answers for when your relationship with Jesus is at that point. We’ll see a church that was at one point closely following Jesus, but began to fall away from their faith as time moved on.

Galatians 2: Hope for the Hypocrites

Galatians 2:11-21 • June 25, 2017 • Shane Sikkema

You often hear the accusation, “I don’t believe in Christianity, because the church is full of hypocrites.” So, is that a fair assessment? In Galatians 2:11-21, Paul recounts an instance when he had to call out hypocrisy in the church. He tells Peter, and the others in Antioch, that their conduct is "out of step with the truth of the Gospel." So where did they go wrong? Paul’s illustration will help us understand what hypocrisy is, what it isn’t, where it comes from, and how to fix it. We’ll also see that hypocrisy is something we’re all in danger of falling into, and learn how to proactively guard against it.

Galatians 1: Paul's Testimony

Galatians 1:11-2:10 • June 18, 2017 • Jan Vezikov

St. Paul, the most zealous Jew of all Jews, had a radical life change when he realized that Jesus Christ was the Messiah. He was willing to endure persecution and die for his new faith. Christianity is something that you can't make up – it's too crazy!

Galatians 1: No Other Gospel

Galatians 1:1-10 • June 11, 2017 • Jan Vezikov

The search for truth about God has always been a struggle, because Satan is the great counterfeiter. He has false gospels, preached by false ministers, producing false Christians. Every Christian must practice spiritual discernment. How can we intuitively spot false gospels? We need to know the true Gospel inside and out. Join us as we start our series through the book of Galatians.