Sunday Review, December 2, 2012

by djgorena

Galatians 5:13-21

Galatians 5:13-21

Sunday was a great day as we continued our sermon series in Galatians: Freedom in the Sufficiency of Christ. We focused our attention on Galatians 5:13-21. Paul the apostle is very clear that we have been freed from the Law, sin, and death. Because we are freed in Jesus Christ, we can live our lives and fulfill this one thing: Love your neighbor as you love yourself. The Law — the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament — was reduced to two laws by Jesus Christ. He said that the first greatest command is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. The second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself (cf. Matthew 22:37-41). Paul reduces these two commands to one command: Love your neighbor as you love yourself (Galatians 5:14). If a person is living by faith in the Person and Work of Jesus Christ, then that person expresses his love for his Lord and Savior by loving his neighbor. This is the key to understanding the first four chapters of Galatians. Paul identifies what we are to believe then he gives us the application of those beliefs. The question for us today is: Are we loving our neighbors like we love ourselves? (You can listen to the sermon audio here: http://deniliojgorena.sermon.net/da/1199902970/play)

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