Thursday, May 20, 2010


Galatians 5:1-6:10

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

We took a look at this passage in Disciple class, asking the questions -- What does this passage tell us about God, about humans and about the relationship between God and humans?

About God:
He saves us by faith, working through love (isn't that a great phrase -- faith working through love)
Calls people to freedom
Calls us to bear each others' burdens
Calls us to eternal life

About people:
Likely to be consumed by one another when we bite at each other -- we can be destructive
We cannot reach the "fruits" without God.
Prone to self-deception (Not me; maybe you, but not me!)
We reap what we sow.
Cannot be self-indulgent and live by the spirit at the same time.

About the Relationship between God and people:
We are cut off from God if we try to justify ourselves by works or law.
When we are led by the spirit, we are not subject to the law.
Relationship yields fruits of the spirit -- doing or being good is a gift of grace.

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