Galatians 5:1-6 is part of the climax of Paul’s letter addressing the evils of Judaizers while promoting the Gospel of Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Christ Alone. In contrast to circumcision and ritual, Paul declares that Christianity is about Faith working through Love. Join us this upcoming Lord’s Day as we examine and learn from the preaching of God’s word.
In Galatians 4:27-31, Paul continues his allegory connecting Judaism and Jerusalem of his day to Hagar while comparing the church to Sarah to show that this was always the intention, that persecution is part of the package, but the eternal benefit transcends the suffering. Join us this upcoming Lord’s Day as we hear the word of God proclaimed.
Galatians 4:21-26 is said to be one of the most difficult passages of Scripture in the New Testament where Paul categorizes all of humanity into one of two groups. Either they are slave-children of Hagar/Sinai under the Covenant of Works, or they are free-children of Sarah under the Covenant of Grace. Come join us this Sunday as we unpack these verses in their historical context and see why Christ is all that matters.
For those who have seen our church’s name attached to Tom Chantry who was recently arrested for accusations of child molestation, I thought it might be helpful to make a public statement as the pastor here. Tom has not been here for 16 years. I’ve only been serving here for 7, and my associate pastor has been here for 12. We have no real involvement with him, but we have cooperated with the police in the course of the investigation.…