In this final part of the series we see some practical hallmarks of living in step with the Holy Spirit. We then see Paul’s final words to the Galatians, reminding them of the most important thing.
Because of the Spirit bearing good fruit in our lives we are free to live like Jesus.
We see that salvation by faith in Jesus alone is not a licence to live just how you want. This talk particularly focuses on the ‘works of the flesh’ listed in Galatians chapter 5.
Sometimes we can complicate things – both in our lives and in our beliefs. This sermon shows us that having the correct priorities can free us up to pursue the most important things in life.
This sermon examines a passage about Hagar and Sarah in Galatians Chapter 4 and goes on to get us to think about the things that stop us walking closely with the Lord. We need to get rid of them!
Most people have a strong and deeply ingrained reaction to authority. This sermon examines a mature approach to authority and how we can grow in this.
The Galatian Christians were going back to their old way of life because they didn’t understand what they had been saved from when they put their faith in Jesus and how bad their situation had been. They also didn’t understand their new identity in Christ.
Three ideas are used to discuss faith in Christ as opposed to legalism – namely covenant, guardian and sons and daughters. Christians have a firm foundation based on the promises of God, the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
In this sermon we see that whereas legalism causes people to be tied up and focussed on the immediate, faith in Christ brings freedom to walk into the promises and destiny that God has for you.
It is possible to get diverted from the original joy of living for God by His Spirit. Has that happened to you? Galatians 3 has some answers.
In Galatians chapter 2 we see the doctrine of justification by faith set against the doctrine of justification by works of the law. We see that acceptance by God is completely through putting your faith in Jesus Christ – nothing else contributes.
We see the effects of the Apostle Peter compromising and the way that the Apostle Paul challenged him. Being authentic and refusing to compromise your beliefs has positive benefits.