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Showdown In The Holy City (4 of 15)
Series: The Lord of Liberty
Ernest L. Easley
Join me tonight in Galatians chapter two where Paul continues his defense of grace! Just put it down somewhere: Jesus Christ is the Lord of Liberty! He sets the prisoner free! And I don't know what has you in bondage tonight, but I do know that whatever it is, Jesus Christ can set you free from it. It is Jesus Christ can break the chains!
He takes your slavery and exchanges it for liberty! Now when you come to chapter two, Paul tells of his Showdown in the Holy City! And it is from this showdown, that I want to show you that when Grace battles Legalism, that Grace wins every time!
I read this week about a baseball game that one day took place. It seems that the Lord's team was playing Satan's team.
The Lord's team was at bat, the score was zero to zero, and it was in the bottom of the 9th inning with two outs. Tom and the Lord stood by observing the game.
As they watched, a batter stepped up the plate whose name was LOVE. Love swung at the first pitch and hit a single, because love never fails.
The next batter was named FAITH, who also got a single because faith works with love. The next batter was named GODLY WISDOM. Satan wound up and threw the first pitch. Godly Wisdom looked it over and let it pass, ball one.
Three more pitches and Godly Wisdom walked, because Godly wisdom never swings at what Satan throws. The bases were loaded. The Lord then turned to Tom and told him He was no going to bring in His star player. Up to the plate stepped GRACE.
Tom said, ''He sure doesn't look like much.'' Satan's whole team relaxed when they saw Grace. Thinking he had won the game, Satan wound up and fired his first pitch. To the shock of everyone, Grace hit the ball harder than anyone had ever seen. But Satan was not worried, as his center fielder let very few get by.
He went up for the ball, but it went right through his glove, hit him on the he ...
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