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 6: Image is Nothing
August 6, 2017 • Jan Vezikov
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.