Posts tagged grace alone
The Gospel of Grace Changes Lives

The Apostle Paul shares part of his spiritual journey with the Galatians presenting a striking comparison.  This is not an attempt to get them to pay attention to him or gain personal glory; rather to remind the Galatians that the Gospel of Grace is real and powerful in real time.

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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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Standing for the gospel may mean standing alone.

Paul’s letter to the Galatians puts forth one of those essentials in life that is indeed worth fighting for.  Paul doesn’t fall into the trap that many a church member has fallen into – fighting over things like the color of the carpet, pews vs. chairs, Pastor wearing a tie in the pulpit, women’s dress lengths and whether there are drums in worship or not.  Paul goes after what is essential – core historic Christian doctrine – justification by grace through faith alone.

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