August 20, 2010 – October 8, 2010
Much like today, as the gospel began to spread around the world early Christians had the challenge of discerning between truth, half-truths, and blatant fallacies surrounding the gospel message of salvation and how they should live as a result. In this Groundwork series we study the biblical book of Galatians to glean from the messages Paul shared with the early believers as he helps them – and us – discern the truths of salvation, justification, faith, right living, and living in community.
Episodes in this Series
August 27 , 2010
Our behavior is a key part of how we communicate the gospel. But sometimes how we live obscures the gospel message. Is it ever okay to be flexible with our behavior in an effort to remove stumbling blocks to the faith for someone else? Or is that just selling out?
September 24 , 2010
When you think of freedom, do you associate responsibility with it or as its opposite? Liberty, license, and responsibility. These are the three main ideas found in our next section of Galatians. How does the apostle Paul include them in Christian freedom?
October 1 , 2010
Living in the good news of Christ frees us from the condemnation of Old Testament law. Once we’ve received freedom, what do we do with it? Our next study of Galatians addresses that question by talking about internal conflict, spiritual warfare, and the Fruit of the Spirit of Galatians 5.
October 8 , 2010
Our study of Galatians shows us that in Christ we are set free. We are no longer bound in sin. We have the freedom to live life, but our lives are not isolated, they are intertwined with the lives of many people. What responsibility do we have for other people? What does this freedom look like for the body of Christ, his church?