Posts with the category “galatians”

Living a Grace-Full Life
by Pastor Jeff Seward on November 30th, 2023
Every day the Lord reveals His amazing grace as unmerited favor, lovingkindness, mercy, and forgiveness. Paul could wish for nothing. . .  Read More
Every Opportunity
by Lyli Dunbar on November 27th, 2023
Inventor Thomas Edison once asserted, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” The apostle Paul. . .  Read More
See Him as Something
by Pastor Dan Hickling on November 24th, 2023
Nothing will derail a person’s spiritual growth more than an attitude of self-righteous pride. The moment we think . . .  Read More
Crucifying the Flesh
by Danny Saavedra on November 20th, 2023
Yesterday, we established that a heart surrendered to the Spirit will not engage in a sinful lifestyle nor will it produce the fruit of the flesh because the seeds being sown are of the Spirit. Today, we see the reason why and the. . .  Read More
When This Happens, We Know
by Danny Saavedra on November 17th, 2023
What kind of fruit do you get if you plant a mango tree? You guessed it . . . mangos You know what you won’t get? Bananas or peaches or apples. This should. . .  Read More
Seeds and Fruit
by Lisa Supp on November 16th, 2023
Even if you think you know what “walk in the Spirit” means, permit me some leeway because some may not. And I’ll use an analogy that helped. . .  Read More
Freedom From Sin or Freedom to Serve
by Jeff Seward on November 13th, 2023
In 1941, President Roosevelt envisioned four basic freedoms for Americans to enjoy: freedom of speech, freedom to worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Pastor Warren Wiersbe said, “But our world needs. . .  Read More
Going off Course
by Danny Saavedra on November 10th, 2023
A few months ago, my wife and I were driving to a destination with which I was unfamiliar. We had to drive separately, so I was following my wife, who knew the way. She was in our black Honda Accord, and I tried my best to keep my eyes. . .  Read More
A Pointless Practice
by Danny Saavedra on November 9th, 2023
Have you ever done something pointless? Back in high school, many of us thought learning things like algebra or the periodic table of elements was pointless. Today I know many people who think it’s pointless to. . .  Read More
No Longer Slaves
by Rob Nieminen on November 6th, 2023
As we’ve worked our way through Galatians 4, the apostle Paul has been referencing the Old Testament story of Sarah and Hagar to drive home an important point. He’s using . . .  Read More
by Kelsey Curran on November 3rd, 2023
I won’t pretend to understand the pain of infertility. I can only write from the pain I know—that of a deep emptiness. But I think we can all relate to barrenness in one. . .  Read More
Two Paths
by Pastor Dan Hickling on November 2nd, 2023
False teachings about the Jewish Law’s place in the Christian life were spreading fast among the Galatian believers. Left unchecked, the truth and transforming power of the gospel would be totally neutered. So Paul launches an attack on. . .  Read More
He Went There!
by Pastor Dan Hickling on October 30th, 2023
Paul is in the process of winning back the trust and respect of the group of Christians in Galatia that had once received and cared for him. Their desire to help Paul had run so deep that Paul said . . .  Read More
Relational Equity
by Pastor Dan Hickling on October 27th, 2023
Paul had an uphill battle with the Galatian Christians. Their hearts and minds toward him had become poisoned by a radical element of Judaizers. So as he continues to make his case on why they should accept. . .  Read More
Heirs of the Father
by Pastor Jeff Seward on October 26th, 2023
Do you ever think about the inheritance God has prepared for you? We have no comprehension of how glorious it will be Upon receiving Jesus as your Savior, you became an heir to His kingdom and blessings. Yet as one adopted, you receive. . .  Read More
Taking the Fall
by Danny Saavedra on September 29th, 2023
Have you ever taken the fall for someone? Have you ever paid for someone else’s mistake? Maybe your kid broke something . . .  Read More
The Perfect Game
by Danny Saavedra on September 28th, 2023
Have you ever seen a perfect game in baseball? It’s a rare accomplishment. In baseball’s 150 years, there have only been 23 perfect. . .  Read More
Who Do You Belong To?
by Newspring Church on September 25th, 2023
Life as a Christian can seem difficult if not impossible. How easy is it — really — to love our neighbors, to honor our. . .  Read More
by Pastor Dan Hickling on September 22nd, 2023
When we come to the Book of Galatians, it’s important to understand that everything in it has a deliberate purpose, including the. . .  Read More
Good Grace. New Heart.
by Danny Saavedra on September 21st, 2023
Have you ever fallen for a scam? Maybe you bought something online because the product looked great in pictures, but what. . .  Read More
Are You Stuck?
by Newspring Church on September 18th, 2023
From the time we are babies, we are rewarded for hard work. We are promised a toy if we don’t scream during the shopping trip. When . . .  Read More
Case Closed. Grace Wins.
by Danny Saavedra on September 15th, 2023
Imagine you committed a crime and were declared guilty. Now you’re facing the death penalty. But right before your execution, someone. . .  Read More
Context is Key
by Pastor Dan Hickling on September 14th, 2023
There’s a well-known saying concerning the study of the Bible: “Context is key” That’s never truer than in this passage from Galatians. This is. . .  Read More
That Awkward Moment When...
by Danny Saavedra on September 7th, 2023
Awkward moments happen every day. Today, we’re going to take a look at one of the most awkward moments in the Bible. So, what happened . . .  Read More
God Doesn't Play Favorites
by Pastor Dan Hickling on September 1st, 2023
The Galatian Christians had a problem, a big problem They had been brought under the sway of people who were adding a lethal . . .  Read More
Freedom and Responsibility
by Justus Martin on August 31st, 2023
The apostle Paul would have been a great American. He loved freedom—he had a lot to say about it, but what’s surprising is that he called . . .  Read More
Man and Message
by Pastor Dan Hickling on August 22nd, 2023
One of the distinguishing features of the Book of Galatians is the way Paul weaves his personal history into the text. It’s sort of . . .  Read More
Blooming in the Desert
by Danny Saavedra on August 18th, 2023
If you examine the timeline of Paul’s ministry, you’ll notice something interesting that falls in line with the way God works in the hearts and. . .  Read More
Word of Mouth, Word of Truth
by Lisa Supp on August 17th, 2023
Word travels fast. In an age of instant messaging, it’s often swifter than we’d like. But back in the first century AD, they relied on. . .  Read More
Standing on Truth
by Lisa Supp on August 16th, 2023
Oswald Chambers wrote of the apostle Paul, “Paul was not conscious of himself. He was recklessly abandoned, totally surrendered, and separated. . .  Read More
Not by Works
by Danny Saavedra on August 15th, 2023
I once read a quote from a pastor named John Phillips who said, “In the Book of Galatians, we get to see what Paul’s soul looks like when. . .  Read More
Grace and Peace
by Danny Saavedra on August 14th, 2023
Do you remember the Frank Sinatra song “Love and Marriage”? The first verse of the song goes a little something like this. . .  Read More