Gospel Relationships

Sun, Jan 31, 2016
Duration:50 mins
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh . . . Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these . . . But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:16-23 ESV) Theology. Many people think this is for academics and ivory towers and not board rooms or dining room tables. If you are one of those people, the last few months through Galatians have been rough. We have been swimming in some pretty deep water. There has been a lot of discussion about the nature of justification. There has been a lot about the place of works and grace. And most recently, we have been outlining the nature of our sanctification. You might be saying at this point, "What does this have to do with me?" A lot actually, because what you believe about the gospel impacts your day to day life. But this week we are going to take a decidedly more personal turn. As Paul closes out the letter to these churches, he wants us to understand how we are to relate to each other. He wants the gospel to become the framework for their relationships. Why not take a few minutes and read through Galatians 6 to prep your heart and mind for this section? And consider bringing someone with you to church this Sunday.
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