For many, Christianity feels like nothing more than a legalistic, moralistic, dead religious endeavor. Is that really what Christianity is? The Bible says no. In fact, the Bible condemns the idea of a dead, work-your-way-to-God religious based system. In the book of Galatians, Paul shows us how the Gospel of Jesus brings life and freedom through faith, and faith alone.
In this last sermon of the Religion Is Dead series, Josh Kouri focuses on Galatians 6:14 and 15. We finish this journey with why it’s neither man-centered religion nor irreligion that matter, but rather our new creation in Jesus Christ.
Andrew Burkhart takes us through Galatians 5:25–6:10 where Paul is encouraging the Galatians – and now us – to move away from self-centeredness and toward gospel-centered community, and to bear one another’s burdens.
Paul has spent so much time in Galatians talking about grace, that we have to wonder, “Is grace all that matters?” In Part 16, Andrew Burkhart discusses Galatians 5:16-26 and Paul’s desire for us to see what people CAPTURED BY GRACE… Read more »
What is it that makes a person free? Is it being able to do anything you want to do? Is it chasing your heart, instinct, or impulses? For Part 15, Josh Kouri dives into Galatians 5:1-15 and discusses what it… Read more »
In Part 14, Andrew Burkhart explores Galatians 4:21-5:1, one of the most difficult passages in the New Testament. The gospel illustrates how we find our identity, not in the Law, but in Jesus.
Throughout Galatians, we’ve learned the Apostle Paul is tough when it comes to confronting abusers of Scripture and truth. But in Part 13 of Religion is Dead, Josh Kouri shows us the tenderness of Paul’s pastoral heart toward the deceived… Read more »
Downtown Executive Pastor, Jeff Nine speaks from Galatians 4. Paul uses the concepts of slavery and sonship to help us understand the Gospel. God doesn’t want us to live as slaves: bound, empty, and alone. He wants us to be… Read more »
In Part 11 of this series, Josh Kouri delves into Galatians 3:15-27. It’s here that Paul answers a question we should all be asking at this point in our study: What is the purpose of the Law? Learn with us.
Just as our nation stands in tension over recent events, Josh Kouri brings us Part 10 of Religion Is Dead. According to the gospel, how SHOULD the church respond to racism in our culture?
In Part 9, Andrew Burkhart teaches from Galatians 3:10-14 and we discover how Man-centered religion becomes a curse for those who rely upon works of the law for their justification.
In Part 8, Josh Kouri works through Galatians 3:1-9. When we turn from the gospel to Man-centered religion, we exist as Narnia did under the White Witch’s spell: It’s always winter and never Christmas. The gospel breaks the spell.