God Leads Us

May 15, 2015Pastor's Blog

Galatians 5:16-25 Application Here is how the Spirit of God leads His people.  He leads us, not by some mysterious perceptions or emotions.  He always leads His people by the same means, in the same direction:  Towards love.  Towards joy.  God’s Spirit always leads in the direction of peace and patience.  He leads us to … Read More

Inner Battle

May 14, 2015Pastor's Blog

Interpretation Galatians 5:16-25 talks about the inner battle in the life of every believer. When we accept Christ into our lives we receive the Holy Spirit, who has godly desires that He longs to see accomplished in and through us. But then there are those places and desires in our hearts that the Holy Spirit … Read More

Focus On Key Words

May 13, 2015Pastor's Blog

Galatians 5:16-25 Once again, Paul contrasts and compares two different ways of living to highlight true grace vs. those who are living according to the law. Paul contrasts the evidence of the true grace of Christ found by living in the Spirit to the acts of the sinful nature. Practical evidence for everyday living is … Read More

Freedom, Faith & Love

May 12, 2015Pastor's Blog

Galatians 5:1-15 Freedom is not a license for disobedience. So what does the freedom Paul refers to in verse 1 look like? The freedom Paul refers to is freedom from destructive thinking that we could ever save ourselves or follow the law in order to be accepted by God. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus … Read More

Choose Jesus

May 11, 2015Pastor's Blog

I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. – Galatians 5:2 It seems unthinkable to most of us to share your spouse with another person. Choosing to marry is just that: choosing, not sharing! That’s what Paul says to the Galatians. They … Read More

Galatians 4:21-31

May 8, 2015Pastor's Blog

Application In Paul’s letter, he says Hagar and Sarah, who both bore Abraham’s children, represent two covenants given by God: Old Covenant – God made a covenant with Moses when he gave the people of Israel the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. These commandments as well as the rest of the specific commands he gave … Read More

God’s Grace

May 7, 2015Pastor's Blog

Interpretation In Galatians 4:21-31 Paul shares that God pours out grace not to those who are attempting faultless obedience to the law (which is impossible), instead His grace is showered on those who rely solely upon what Jesus did at Calvary. Adding anything to the cross of Christ is like pouring raw sewage into pristine … Read More

Understanding Paul’s Use of Allegory

May 6, 2015Pastor's Blog

Galatians 4:21-31 In Christian culture, a popular allegory can be found in the Chronicles of Narnia movies. Here, the lion Aslan is typically thought of as representing Jesus Christ, even though this is never directly said in the movies themselves. Allegorical interpretation is an interpretive method (exegesis) which assumes that the Bible has various levels … Read More


May 5, 2015Pastor's Blog

Galatians 4:8-20 “Earlier, before you knew God personally, you were enslaved to so-called gods that had nothing of the divine about them. But now that you know the real God – or rather since God knows you – how can you possibly subject yourselves again to those paper tigers?” (V. 8-9 the Message) “Paper tigers”… … Read More

Compare and Contrast

May 4, 2015Pastor's Blog

In today’s passage we will observe again Paul’s emotions towards the Galatian church. Often times when observing the Bible you will not only notice tones and emotions but also comparing and contrasting. Let’s observe the tone of this passage. “O foolish Galatians” (vs.1); “Who has bewitched you?” A question we should ask ourselves is why … Read More