Unburdened: Paul's Letter to the Galatians
Paul’s letter to the Galatians is all about how the good news of Jesus unburdens us from man-made religion, unburdens us from people-pleasing, unburdens us from trying to be right with God by keeping his law, and unburdens us from the curse of sin and judgment. Galatians is about the good news of Jesus and that good news unburdens us from everything that truly wearies us. But Paul’s letter to the Galatians isn’t just about what we are unburdened from, but also what we’re unburdened to. The good news of Jesus unburdens us to enjoy true freedom, unburdens us to walk by faith, unburdens us to live the Holy Spirit-empowered life, and unburdens us to genuinely love one another.
Do not nullify the grace of God by relying on your own effort for salvation rather than faith in Christ. Specifically, this passage teaches us that we are to not nullify God’s grace by welcoming those God welcomes, remembers why we believed in Jesus, and living by faith.
Galatians, Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, by Thomas Schreiner
Galatians, by Martin Luther
I Do Not Nullify the Grace of God, by John Piper
This week, Pastor Matt encourages us with the Big Idea: Don’t reject the grace of God. What does that look like?
1. Don’t reject those God has welcomed (2:11-14)
2. Remember that you were justified by faith alone, not works (2:15-16)
3. Live by faith (2:17-21)
ESV Study Bible
Tony Evans Study Bible
Galatians by Martin Luther
Zondervan Exegetical Commentary – Galatians – Tom Schreiner
Holiness by J.C. Ryle
Ray Ortlund – https://immanuelnashville.libsyn.com/2017/03
This week, the big idea of the first passage in our journey through the book of Galatians is: Stand firm in God’s gospel. We can be unburdened by standing firm in God’s gospel for three reasons:
1. God’s gospel frees you to serve Christ, not people (1:10)
2. God’s gospel was revealed by Christ, not people (1:11-24)
3. God’s gospel was confirmed by the right people (2:1-10).
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On this exciting Sunday, we dive into Paul’s letter to the Galatians with the BIG IDEA that we are to Enjoy grace and peace. In order to do this, Pastor Matt shows us that we must: 1. Rest in Christ’s finished work 2. Refuse false-gospels.