Sunday Review, November 11, 2012
What a great start to a great week! On Sunday morning, November 11, 2012, the topic was Paul the apostle’s application of what he had been writing to the Galatians. They were truly going astray as they were leaving what they had believed — the Gospel of Jesus Christ — and were turning to the Mosaic Law. This happening still occurs in the Church today. Legalism comes to the forefront of some Christians whether it is intentional or not. The problem with legalism is that it changes the very message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If He is not sufficient for salvation, then certainly the Law cannot be sufficient. After all, if you live by the Law you will be judged by the Law. And this means that you will utterly fail because no one is able to keep the Law perfectly.
Paul instead says that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is sufficient! By faith a person is justified. By faith a person is declared to be righteous in Jesus Christ. There is nothing else necessary for salvation. (You can listen to the message here: http://wpc.473a.edgecastcdn.net/80473A/spcdn/sermon_sto2_fast/deniliojgorena/audio/1199884847_103883.mp3/play.)