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The Case for Radical Grace

June 28, 2013

Banners_Galatians (1)This coming Sunday we begin a new series of sermons from the Epistle to the Galatians. We are calling the series The Case for Radical Grace.

On July 4, 1776 the thirteen colonies, which would eventually form the United States of America, declared themselves free from the British Empire. They made this declaration public in the now famous document, “The Declaration of Independence.”  In declaring our freedom, the authors wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  This was a radical declaration for the time.  

Galatians has been called the Declaration of Independence for the church. Commentator Leon Morris called it “Paul’s charter of Christian freedom.”  In fact, in Galatians you can hear Paul saying, like the writers of the Declaration of Independence, “In Christ all men are created equal (Gal. 3:27-28), and have been endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life (Gal. 2:20), Liberty (Gal. 5:1), and the pursuit of Happiness (Gal. 5:16).” 

Galatians is the epistle of freedom because in Christ we have been set free.  Free from sin. Free from the condemnation of the law and guilt. Free from worldly pursuits and desires.  In fact, this freedom is a radical freedom, brought about through the dispensation of radical grace in Christ Jesus. To those who would demean, deny, or destroy the gospel of grace, The Epistle of Galatians is Paul’s Case for Radical Grace.

Lord willing, here is how the sermon series (beginning Sunday, June 30) will break down.  Hope to see you in the house. But watch out! You might get a little radical grace in your face!

Galatians:  The Case for Radical Grace

1. Introduction:  A Calling of Grace (1:1-5)

2. Called Away From Grace (1:6-10)

3. Called by the God of Grace (1:11-24)

4.  Gospel Calling Confirmed (2:1-10)

5.  A Gospel Confrontation (2:11-14)

6.  From the Law and Back Again (2:15-21)

7.  By Faith or By Flesh (3:1-9)

8.  We Live by Faith (3:10-14)

9.  A Promise Unbroken (3:15-18)

10.  From Law to Faith in Christ (3:19-29)

11.  Adoption: Our Gospel Inheritance (4:1-6)

12.  The Sacrifice of Sonship (4:7-20)

13.  Coexistence is Not Possible (4:21-31)

14.  The Gospel of Freedom (5:1-4)

15.  The Offense of the Gospel (5:5-12)

16.  Liberty, License, and Love (5:13-15)

17.  The War Within (5:16-18)

18.  The Works of the Flesh (5:19-21)

19.  The Fruit of the Spirit (5:22-26)

20.  Bear With Me (6:1-5)

21.  Sowing and Reaping (Gal. 6:6-10)

22.  Conclusion:  The Boast of Grace (6:11-18)




2 Comments leave one →
  1. Trillia N. permalink
    June 28, 2013 10:10 pm

    This sound wonderful!! If your sermons are online I’ll listen in. I do pray that God would bless this series.

  2. June 30, 2013 6:07 am

    Reblogged this on Conservative Calmversation.

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