First Glance: Galatians 6:11-18

“The only reason they want to do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.” (Galatians 6:12b) The circumcision faction was afraid. This group of Christian believers were actively trying to force Gentile converts to be circumcised and follow the law of Moses. They claimed it was essential for salvation and obedience…

First Glance: Galatians 6:1-10

“If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Let each one test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load.” (Galatians 6:3-5) It is an interesting twist of providence for me to try…

Sermon: What is Freedom?

I invite you to open your bibles with me to Galatians 5:1-15. Galatians in the New Testament — after Romans and the Corinthians, and before Ephesians and Philippians. Galatians 5:1-15. If you haven’t been with us recently, we’ve been hearing God’s word to the Galatians through the Apostle Paul throughout the summer. Paul has been…

First Glance: Galatians 5

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.…

Sermon: Praying for Peace

We will not be hearing Galatians 5 this morning. Instead, we will be in Psalm 55. The schedule that Pastor Olga and I put together with the creative team is written in pencil for a reason. We will hold off on Galatians 5 until next week, because Pastor Olga and I believe that we as…