There is much more to the Christian life than just forgiveness of sins - God wants to produce qualities like love, joy, and patience in us by leading us to walk in the Spirit.
Jesus has set us free to know Him and love others, keeping extra religious rules just gets in the way but be warned: people will try to persuade otherwise.
True love suffers for others instead of asking others to suffer for us.
Walking in the Spirit produces harmonious, helpful, lives and relationships.
God calls us to spend our lives pursing the good of others promising that we will reap what we sow.
You can live by your own plotting and planning or by faith in the promises of God, both require effort and both produce results, but only one is pleasing to God.
In light of their mutual history and affection Paul compels the Galatians to persist in Christ and not go back to dry religion.
In Christ we are given a multidimensional relationship with God and discover our place among His people.
Religious rules help us see how much we need God to make and fulfill promises to us.
Only a fool would try to live a good life in their own strength when you could receive grace fully, freely, and forever from God in Christ.
Christians who have known the power and presence of the Holy Spirit can still be tempted to drift away by the claim that they must do more to truly please God.
When people look to other people for affirmation and approval instead of Jesus, division and departure and from the gospel follow.
You don't have to add anything to make salvation work, but you can do many good works once you're saved
Total life transformation is possible through the gospel.
Other popular gospels compete for your allegiance in life, but they lead to a curse instead of God's grace.