Sermon from 02/24/13_Freedom through Faith

Date 2013-02-24

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This our third week at Imprint Church in Woodinville covering a series on the New Testament book of Galatians, written by a man named Paul to a group of churches in the 1st century.

For the past two weeks, we’ve learned some great things, all captured by what we’ve called the Freedom Statements. The first two are:
Freedom Statement #1: We are saved by grace and we must continually live by grace.
Freedom Statement #2: In Christ, my past does not define my present or my future.

This week, we learn freedom statement #3: “The key to the Christian life is faith.” We’ve talked about grace, and we’ve talked about forgiveness. In this sermon we hit on the key to a life changing relationship with God.

 

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Sermon from 02/17/13_Freedom from the Past

Date 2013-02-17

This was our second week in the “Freedom” series on the book of Galatians at Imprint Church in Woodinville. The key idea on this sermon was “Freedom from the Past” with a focus on Galatians 1:13-2:14.

Here are some of the key learning points from this sermon on Galatians, along with the time in the recording where you can hear them.

In Christ, my past does not define my present or my future. (8:15)

Paul’s story show us this: No one is so good they don’t need the grace of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. No one is so bad they cannot receive the grace of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (21:21)

God’s grace can redeem our past (22:26), to show His glory in the present (31:56), and bring us freedom in the future (38:24).

The four things that characterize a person that can’t forgive themselves. (27:31)

Paul shows us that we must have the courage to be vulnerable and speak personally about what God’s grace means to us. (33:00)

How do you escape self-condemnation to get the freedom that the bible describes? (41:08)

 

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Sermon from 02/10/2013_Freedom by Grace

Date 2013-02-10

In Galatians 1:1-12, Paul sends a letter to the church after finding out that they have started wandering from the faith. Some outside teachers began teaching that circumcision was a requirement to being a Christian. The problem then, as it often is now, was that people were trying to “add on” to their faith. Paul was very upset with this new teaching and spends the first part of this letter emphasizing that we are saved by grace, not by works.

The key points that we hope you walk away with in this sermon on the “Freedom in Grace” from the book of Galatians, along with the (time) in the recording where you can learn the concept are:

No matter hard we work, or how many sacrifices are made, we cannot gain freedom by our works. (4:45)

We are saved by grace, and we must continually live by grace. (15:55)

Christians don’t fail in their relationship with God by being obedient; they fail by relying on their obedience. (20:12)

God’s grace is given to us (21:58)

God’s grace rescues us (30:42)

God’s grace should sustain us (37:00)

So how do you know that you’re living by grace? It becomes the cornerstone of everything we do. New life in Christ means that we would be compelled to his holiness, compelled to Christ centered relationships, and compelled to share this amazing news. It means that we are more concerned with the condition of the hearts of those around us than the condition of their actions.

 

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