Faith in the Gospel – Galatians

August 9, 2020 – Rev. Bill Klear
You stand at the crossroads of FAITH. Follow your own power and the destination is slavery. Trust in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and the destination is eternal FREEDOM. 1 Timothy 4:13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.

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Gospel Benediction – Galatians 6:15-18

August 2, 2020 – Rev. Bill Klear
Paul concludes his letter to the Galatians by praying that the peace, mercy, and grace of our Lord Jesus envelop everyone who lives life as a new creation which is the only thing of effective worth.

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Boast in the Gospel – Galatians 6:11-14

July 26, 2020 – Rev. Bill Klear
Here we see the Apostle Paul summarize his letter to the Galatians by laying 2 choices before us: cowardly boast in flesh, or boldly place your confidence on the cross of Christ. We are constantly tempted to put our confidence in superficial obedience for a life of comfort, but the path of everlasting glory is to boast in the shameful cross of Christ.

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Good in the Gospel – Galatians 6:6-10

July 19, 2020 – Rev. Bill Klear
Whether we are teachers or students, planters or harvesters, the Bible calls every one of us to share all good things and to do good always primarily in the family of faith, but also to our community at large. Listen to this sermon to hear how these “goods” fit in to the Gospel.

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Ego in the Gospel – Galatians 5:26 – 6:5

July 12, 2020 – Rev. Bill Klear
Paul teaches us that there is no place for an inflated ego in the Gospel family. Instead, in this passage, he unpacks some practical elements of using our freedom as an opportunity to obey the law of Christ by watching out for others while keeping a watch on ourselves.

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Belonging in the Gospel – Galatians 5:22-25

July 5, 2020 – Rev. Bill Klear
The Fruit of the Holy Spirit must never lay rotting on the ground, but instead, we are full of fruit so that we may be fruitful! But, in this passage the Apostle Paul gives a rather surprising identifying mark for those who are full of the Spirit and belong to Christ.

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Gospel Fruit: SELF-CONTROL – Galatians 5:22

June 28, 2020 – Rev. Bill Klear
In a mature Christian, self-control is never self-serving. Instead it is the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s benevolent fruit for your good, for others’ gain, and for His glory.

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Gospel Fruit: GENTLENESS – Galatians 5:22

June 21, 2020 – Rev. Bill Klear
The Biblical word for “gentleness” or “meekness” is a difficult concept to contain in a single English word. It is a paradox in more than one way. The Holy Spirit mysteriously gives birth to mighty GENTLENESS in each born again Christian!

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Gospel Fruit: FAITHFULNESS – Galatians 5:22

June 14, 2020 – Rev. Bill Klear
The Holy Spirit creates FAITHFULNESS in the healthy soil of a humble soul. Listen to Pastor Bill’s sermon to hear a description of the three facets of faithfulness: trusting others, trusting God, and being trustworthy as personified by Jesus Himself.

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Gospel Fruit: GOODNESS – Galatians 5:22

June 7, 2020 – Rev. Bill Klear
GOODNESS is not only a description of the actions of God, it is the very makeup of His character. God is not only good, He is goodness. AND the Holy Spirit is producing this fruit in the life of every Christ follower.

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