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Rejoice

Rejoice in the Lord always!   1. Rejoice in the Lord. “Surely all redeemed men and women will want to rejoice in the Lord. Our sins have been forgiven! We have been declared righteous because another has borne our guilt. We have received the gift of the Spirit,...

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Go On to Maturity

“Therefore, let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal...

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Competent to Care: The Church Being the Church

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”—I Timothy 3:16-17 “His divine power has granted to us all things that...

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Gospel-Rooted Living

Moving forward in the faith means we must pick up our crosses, deny ourselves, and allow for Christ to be formed in us as we imitate him. 1. Paul urges the Galatians to imitate him (v. 12). “The Galatians must not only endorse Paul’s gospel but must also conform to...

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Do Not Return to Slavery

Since we have been justified by faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone, and have been made sons of God by this same faith alone in Jesus Christ alone, we must not turn our faith into a works-based religion. 1. Remember who we once were (v.8). “The basic principle of the...

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No Longer Slaves

“Our righteousness doesn’t have to be earned because Christ has earned it for us. He is our righteousness. Our righteousness is in heaven, and our standing before God is not based on the righteousness we can ‘work up’ every day but based solely on the righteousness of...

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Lost & Found

“Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of...

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Heirs According to Promise

How do we become “heirs” of this promise and receive this amazing inheritance? 1. What We Are Under the Law (23-24) 2. What We Are in Christ (25-29) “In Christ Jesus we belong not only to God (as His sons) but to each other (as brothers and sisters). And we belong to...

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The Law Leads Us to Christ

Since the law does not give us life, we must not look to the law for life, but instead trust in Jesus Christ alone for this life. The Law doesn’t give us life because it came after the Promise. (15-18) “We share in these promises, therefore, by coming to Christ and...

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Hold Fast and Draw Near to Jesus

1. Jesus has passed through the heavens (v. 14). 2. Jesus can sympathize with our weaknesses (v. 15). 3. Jesus offers us mercy in our time of need (v. 16). “The conscience, spurred by the devil, the flesh, and the fallen world; says, ‘God is your enemy. Give up in...

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