Galatians: Freedom in Christ
Freedom is a deep yearning of the human heart. If you are experiencing spiritual bondage, then you understand the desire to be set free. But what happens when your best attempts at achieving freedom result in the same unchanging condition? What happens when those who are enslaved are unable to free themselves?
Many Christians today prefer the shackles of traditions, rituals, and rules and flee the freedom of grace, faith, and the Holy Spirit. Why? A study of Galatians may help you find out. The goal of this study is to encourage you and your group to choose freedom as you study the freedom message in the book of Galatians. In the church, both then and now, let freedom ring!
Freedom in Christ has 11 chapters and 105 pages.
“We often spend our lives in … spiritual confusion, totally frustrated with who we are. We desire to follow the rules that will gain God’s approval, yet we fail so often we are sure God can’t be pleased. And on those rare occasions when we feel like we’ve got a grasp on this obedience toward God; someone makes a new rule, or we learn of another faith form that we are not practicing. We spend much of our lives being religious yet lacking assurance that we are getting any closer to him.
This is not freedom. You know it. I know it. Paul reminds the Galatians that they are not living freely. What was the good news that Paul had originally preached to these early believers? He simply shared the true gospel of Jesus Christ.” (pp. 16-17)
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Mike Baker is currently associate pastor at Eastview Christian Church in Normal, Illinois. He has been married to his wife Sara since 1986, and they have two boys: Michael and Caleb. Mike graduated from Johnson Bible College in 1987 with a degree in preaching. He is the author of How Teens Do Church and Counsel Fit for a King. He loves preaching, sports, and hanging out with friends.
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