SUNDAY WEEKLY SERMON – ENJOY THE WORD OF GOD
Welcome to our Sunday sermons page. Here we select other pastors to listen to on Sundays and during the week, but be sure to watch them for they will only last until the next Sunday. We post a new Sermon by 10 am each Sunday. We pray that your hearts be receptive, ears to hear, and mind to accept God's Word, Enjoy!
Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing the message, and the message that is heard is what Christ spoke.
Updated On 4-22-2018
Understanding Christian Freedom by John MacArthur
Fallen From Grace, Part 1: The Works of False Doctrine
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:25-26
There are only two religions in the world: the religion based on human achievement and the religion based on divine grace. There aren't any others, although there appear to be thousands. Throughout history, God's religion of divine grace has been opposed by Satan's religion of human achievement or self-righteousness. The book of Galatians jumps into the middle of this controversy and solves it for all time. It capably defends the doctrine of divine grace over the doctrine of human achievement. For every man who has lived, salvation boils down to this simple question: Do I magnify my own achievements, or do I humbly bow beneath the grace of God? That is the issue facing every man.
A. The Empowerment of the Spirit
In Galatians 5, Paul emphasizes the ministry of the Holy Spirit because it is the Spirit who makes the life of faith work. A life of faith wouldn't work any better than a life of legalism if it weren't for the indwelling Holy Spirit who empowers us. Consequently, Paul calls us to yield to the Spirit's control through such statements as: "We through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith" (v. 5); "Walk in the Spirit" (v. 16); "If ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law" (v. 18); and "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit" (v. 25). It is necessary for those who have been justified by faith to implement a life of faith in the energy of the Holy Spirit.
B. The Exhortation to Stand Firm
Paul begins chapter 5 with a very potent exhortation to the Galatians not to surrender the freedom that they have in Jesus Christ, but to stand firm in it. They had been set free from their pagan legalism when they believed in Christ. However, legalistic individuals known as Judaizers had later come along and tried to put them back into the bondage of legalism by requiring them to keep Jewish law. In verse 1, Paul says, "Stand fast, therefore, in the liberty with which Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Paul tells them that Christ set them free and that they're not to be in bondage again... read more
These videos and devotionals are from another site. We do not claim to own other pastors sermons or devotionals. We are merely placing this on our site for viewing purposes only, and to support other preachers and teachers out there.