No Other Gospel
We Are Children of Promise
September 26, 2021 • Brian McCormack • Galatians 4:21—5:1
To hammer home his plea for us to live in the freedom Christ has provided for us, Paul uses some familiar Old Testament names to make an important point. When we make the effort to learn the stories behind the illustration, we might just find the healing we’ve been looking for.
Agitators & The Purpose of the Law
September 5, 2021 • Jevon Washington • Galatians 3:15–29
The purpose of the Law was to separate God's covenant people from the rest of world, to be a light to the nations through the promise of Abraham. Without understanding the Jewishness of Jesus, we rob ourselves of joy, create Gospel perversions, and rob God of His Glory.
Supernatural or Superficial?
August 22, 2021 • Brian McCormack • Galatians 3:1–9
When Paul first mentions the Holy Spirit in his letter to the Galatians, he makes foundational declarations for our understanding of God to rest upon. Chief among them: our god is a god of miracles, and our faith is either supernatural or superficial.
The Wall, The Curtain and the Cross
August 15, 2021 • Brian McCormack • Galatians 2:15–21
Justification is all about being declared righteous, and getting to enjoy complete acceptance from God and God’s people. The “cross-shaped” gospel is the good news that Jesus has torn down what used to divide us — from God, and from one another.
The Gospel is Changing Us
July 25, 2021 • Josh Loy • Galatians 1:11–24
“What has Jesus changed about your life? Where in your life do you see an ongoing need for change?” Paul’s dramatic-change reveals the true gospel. Meeting Jesus is the beginning of a slow, imperfect walk toward Jesus, until we see Him face-to-face.
You Can't Serve Two Masters
July 18, 2021 • Brian McCormack • Galatians 1:10
It's impossible to be a people-pleaser and a servant of Christ at the same time. The delight God wants for us is sabotaged when we seek the approval of people instead of resting in the approval that is already ours through the Gospel. Time for a heart check.
Don't Turn Away
July 11, 2021 • Brian McCormack • Galatians 1:1–9
When Paul hears the churches in Galatia are being drawn away from the Gospel of grace, he channels his deep concern into a passionate plea to cling to the good news of Jesus. When voices distorting the Gospel rise up in our own lives, we must rise up as well.