Galatians: No Other Gospel

In turbulent times, we long to hear good news: there’s a way out of our angst and uncertainty, someone’s found it, and they’ve come back to take us with them. So we cling to anyone and anything that says they can save us.

When everything else you’ve tried falls short, and the gods of our age are displeased with your obedience, what’s left?

Join us for our series, Galatians: No Other Gospel. The purpose of this study is to ground our contemporary debates and longings in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to repudiate the sufficiency of any other “good news” to which we cling. Here are a few things we’ll learn in the 18-week series:

  • Only the true gospel brings us into freedom and life.
  • Only the true gospel comes by our faith, not by our work.
  • Only the true gospel, in the person of the Spirit, is the source of power, life, love, and faith in the believer’s life. No other gospel can produce the power, life, love, and faith of the believer.
  • Only the true gospel can demand everything from us, because Christ gave everything for us. There is no other gospel which deserves our complete devotion, obedience, and sacrifice.

Sermons in this series

Before-And-After (Gal. 3:23-29)
November 21, 2021Pastor:Joey Woestman

Sermon Notes

Paul wraps up his long explanation of how Abraham gets his one world-wide family by telling an astounding and astoundingly dense before-and-after story. We were locked up and under guard—until Jesus came!—but now we are sons and daughters of God. Join us for a deep dive into “Before-And-After” from Galatians 3:23-29!

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Why Then The Law? (Gal. 3:15-22)
November 14, 2021Pastor:Joey Woestman

Sermon Notes

If the law could never deliver on the life it promised, why did God give the law to Moses in the first place? What was the point, if God had already promised a world-wide inheritance to Abraham’s family? And what does all this have to do with brand-new Galatian believers in Jesus? Find out when we explore “Why Then the Law?” From Galatians 3:15-22!

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Redeemed From the Curse (Gal. 3:10-14)
November 7, 2021Pastor:Jeff Schultz

Sermon Notes

If we think that what defines us as God’s people is doing the things that he commands and avoiding the bad things that pagans do, we’re in real trouble – we are “under a curse.” Law-keeping righteousness condemns us. Join us as we see the good news of how we’re “Redeemed from the Curse” by faith in Christ in Galatians 3:10-14.

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The Family of Faith (Gal. 3:1-9)
October 31, 2021Pastor:Joey Woestman

Sermon Notes

In the social and cultural world of the Galatians, the question, “who is included in the family of the God of Israel?” profoundly impacted Jewish and Gentile Christians alike. Jewish Christians wanted, and Gentile Christians needed to know “who are the true children of Abraham?” Paul’s answer? “Those who have faith.” Join us as we explore “The Family of Faith” from Galatians 3:1-9!

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Crucified with Christ (Gal. 2:15-21)
October 24, 2021Pastor:Jeff Schultz

Sermon Notes

In Christ, we give up every old way of being identified as God’s people – moralistic law-keeping, national identity, ethnic boundaries. By God’s free grace we experience new life, identity, and community. And all that is received and lived out through faith in the faithfulness of Jesus. Join us as we look at “Crucified with Christ” from Galatians 2:15-21.

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Let Me Tell You A Story (Gal. 1:11-2:14)
October 17, 2021Pastor:Joey Woestman

Sermon Notes

The Apostle Paul almost never gives us autobiographical details, so it’s significant that he includes such an extended narrative of his early ministry days. Why does he include it? What’s he trying to prove? And how does that help us understand his arguments in Galatians? Join us for “Let Me Tell You A Story…” from Galatians 1:11-2:14!

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If You Can't Please Everyone... (Gal. 1:6-10)
October 10, 2021Pastor:Joey Woestman

Sermon Notes

You’re just a people-pleaser, Paul! That’s why you’re making it easy for these Gentiles to follow Jesus without adhering to the Judaism of which Jesus is a part!” It’s an accusation that stings, because it’s one Paul made himself, back when he was a devout Pharisee. But is he really giving in to public pressure, or fighting for the purity of the gospel? Join us for “If You Can’t Please Everyone…” from Galatians 1:10!

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No Other Gospel
October 3, 2021Pastor:Joey Woestman

Sermon Notes

Unlike any others of his letters, in this letter to the Galatians Paul gets right to the point: “I’m astounded that you’ve given up on the gospel! What happened!?” As we begin this study through the entire letter, we’ll begin to uncover the reasons behind Paul’s astonishment, and we’ll look at just exactly what Paul says the gospel really is. Join us this weekend for “No Other Gospel” from Galatians 1:1-9!

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