Gathered and Sent

Jack Palmer - May 3, 2021

Grasped by Grace

Grasped by Grace

Week 4 of a six-week series called Expanding the Table. In this episode, we begin exploring the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia. In less than 150 verses, Paul talks about themes such as freedom and faith, gospel and law, Spirit and ethics. Today, our theology, our study about God and who God is and what God does, comes from this letter. It is from this letter that we come to understand justification by faith, the identity and character of the people of God, and the responsible use of freedom. This epistle, or letter, contains some of the strongest statements about the equality of females and males in the New Testament. Paul begins his letter talking about his own faith journey and relationship with Jesus. He does so not that his faith journey is to be imitated exactly, but that we all have a journey in faith in which we experience Jesus’ grace just like Paul did. Paul, in this letter, focuses on what it means to be a follower of Jesus and the requirements necessary. According to Paul, being a follower of Jesus is about being grasped by Jesus’ grace and love and then pouring that same love and grace into this world. How are you doing that in your life?

Scripture References: Galatians 1:13-17, Galatians 2:11-21

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