Galatians 5:13-6:6 What Do You desire?

In our last podcast (last because we had to skip it) we look at Paul’s declaration that simply because we can doesn’t give us the freedom TO. That while sin is in our lives and Christ saves us that doesn’t mean we can just live into the freedom to sin. You and I, by the grace of God, have the Holy Spirit living and dwelling and working in us – and HIS work doesn’t play nicely with the fleshly work! Continue reading Galatians 5:13-6:6 What Do You desire?

Galatians 6:7-18 Seeking the Approval of God

We’ve come to the end of our time in Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia and he closes it out by reiterating all that he has previously written passionately about. And as he rehashes all that he said, as he speaks to each group of people that are in the church, once more he asks: whom are you seeking the approval of? It’s a valuable question then and a valuable question today. Continue reading Galatians 6:7-18 Seeking the Approval of God

Galatians 4:8-20 Being Known

In this Podcast we continue working through Paul’s letter to the Galatians as he switches from his “angry voice” to his motherly compassionate voice. Paul has spent time with these people, knows these people, and he desperately wants them to remember the God he knows – and the God he shared. And ultimately he wants THEM to know that THEY are known by God. Continue reading Galatians 4:8-20 Being Known

Galatians 2 – A Right Relationship with God

What does it mean to be justified before the eyes of God? Does it mean that I can and cannot do things? Does it mean that I should and should not do things? Does it mean that each day i do _________ so that God looks at me with loving kindness and goodness? Or does it mean something else? In today’s podcast we continue to look at Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia and the struggle they had with the gospel message of “Jesus alone” that had been warped into “Jesus and _____.” Continue reading Galatians 2 – A Right Relationship with God