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August 6, 2017 - The Pure, Sweet Gospel of Jesus Christ - Galatians 2:6-16

posted Aug 14, 2017, 6:51 AM by Grant Garber
  • In the economy of the Kingdom of God all persons are of equal value.
  • The Gospel is relevant to all. It can and should be made original to every racial, cultural, and national setting.
  • It is necessary in the complex cultural situation of our day for the church to “fit” the people she seeks to reach culturally.
  • The early Christians realized that “man does not live by bread alone”, but they also recognized that he/she doesn’t live without bread. We must always remember the poor.
  • It isn’t easy to resist the pressures of our peers, or to go against the cultural customs and values of the community in which we live.
  • Conflict can only be resolved in face-to- face encounter. No positive outcome is ever achieved by “behind the back” accusations.
  • All of us are potential victims of the pressures that would deceive, lead astray and weaken our witness.
Three Key Words in Verse 16 –
  • Law
    • For the Jews obedience to the Law made one in right relationship to God and therefore acceptable to God.
  • Justification
    • To be justified means that as sinners we are “acquitted”, “accepted”, “set right with God”, and “saved” in spite of our sin.
  • Faith
    • Faith is a personal decision and commitment.
Pastor Jim Spon | Galatians 2:6-16