Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sermon - "Cut It Out" (Galatians)

On Sunday, Rev. Joshua Patty preached on Paul's letter to the Galatians, where the apostle exposed his frustration, and even anger, at those who were teaching that Christians had to follow Jewish law in order to be completely faithful.

Paul, despite being raised and educated as a Jew, understands the gospel of Jesus Christ much differently.  Jesus is a means for all people -- Jew and Gentile, alike -- to connect to God through the covenant with Abraham.

Even more, people need to stop worrying so much about all of the specific "do's" and "don'ts" of Jewish law.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Christians can experience spiritual gifts that guide Christians in living out the "do's" and "don'ts" of faith, without a list of rules.  And Paul passionately believes that the "do's" of faith, where Christians follow the passions of their spiritual gifts.

Click here to listen to the sermon.

You can also listen to the related Communion meditation and closing benediction.