Posts tagged Gospel of Grace
The Gospel of Grace Leads with Relationship Over Rules: Galatians 3

People are looking for authentic relationships and faith.  People are probably watching you.  Do you think you were on the minds of the people referred to in Hebrews Chapter 11, Martin Luther, William Wilberforce, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and countless others when they followed God in faith.  They impacted the world (from their perspective - their little world) and perhaps even your life. 

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Fear Can Cause Us to Betray Our Beliefs

The unity of the church was at stake.  Consider the message of the false teachers from Jerusalem, “Not all Jews are Christians, but all Christians must become Jews.” The Gospel of Grace is for people of all cultures – nothing added to faith in Jesus.  If the leaders of the church even tolerated the teaching that Christians needed to observe Jewish laws, it would split the movement.  It could lead to a division that pitted Jewish Christians versus the Gentile Christians – who was the more Christian?

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The Gospel of Grace is the Way to Life and the Way to Live

The true gospel of Jesus Christ – good news – informs us what God has done for us.  Good advice informs us what we must do to get right with God.  The difference means all the world.  The gospel that the Apostle Paul preached to the Galatians was that God sent His one and only Son into the world to die for the sins of mankind giving new life to people and inaugurating the unfolding Kingdom of God on earth.  With the resurrection of Jesus and the announcement of His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven – the powers of this world took notice. 

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