July 12, 2020 - Breaking Free Pt. 2 - Galatians 2:6-14 (Message by Pastor Stephen Puett)
The ceremonial law helped you to see…
- You had to be clean to come before God
2. That you were a sinner
3. You needed a blood sacrifice
This first visit tells us what the gospel is.
Matthew 25:35-40 - “‘For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”
There are many things we do to live out the Christian life, but there is nothing we can do to become a Christian.
Romans 4:5 - And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness.
The Second Visit: How the gospel works
The gospel not only saves us, but also sustains us.
two things that the gospel does…
- The gospel keeps you from being a persecutor
Why? Two reasons
A. If you believe you are justified by works then you will be insecure.
B. If you believe you are justified by works then you feel superior to others.
2. The gospel will make you a confronter.