I am excited to be starting a new teaching series this week. I will be teaching a series through the Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. I am calling it, “Rescued from Religion.” Over the years many people have come to LCC who had not been to church for years. All they knew in their previous Christian church was the right and wrongs of religion. They were never taught what the apostle Paul said was the most important thing about following Christ.
The Apostle wrote in anger: How foolish can you be? After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort? Gal 3:3 I ask you again, does God give you the Holy Spirit and work miracles among you because you obey the law? Of course not! It is because you believe the message you heard about Christ. Gal 3:5 Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. Gal 3:13
Christianity is not Jesus plus something. It is not how you dress at church, whether you use musical instruments or not, its not what denomination you are in or which Bible translation you use. It is Jesus. And if you make it Jesus.. The rest will be worked out according to the will of Jesus. He has rescued us from religion. This was happening just a few years after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ so the Apostle Paul wrote this letter to get the believers back on track and to nail the false teachers we call the “Judaizers”.
I am excited to be teaching this awesome letter to the church. Please join us and bring a friend.