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The Gospel of Grace (1 of 16)
Series: Being Set Free: Galatians
Dr. Stan Coffey
I. THE ORIGIN OF THE GOSPEL
II. THE OPERATION OF THE GOSPEL
III. THE OBJECT OF THE GOSPEL
It is good to see everyone tonight. I really appreciate your being here tonight in God's house and it is a wonderful statement of your love for the Lord and His word and where you want to be. I'm just grateful to you for your presence and I really do appreciate it very, very much.
If you will turn to the book of Galatians and tonight we will begin a study in the book of Galatians that we will be in on Sunday night and I call this study, "Breaking Free".
You know people are living under such bondage today, some are under the bondage of guilt, some are under the bondage of sin, some are under the bondage of condemnation and God doesn't want us to live under bondage. Amen? That's what Galatians is all about.
God wants us to live in the freedom that's ours through the blood of Jesus and the grace of God. Now we are going to read the first twelve verses and we are going to see Paul as he first defends his ministry and then he defends his message.
Now I want to speak tonight about the gospel of grace because the true gospel, the only gospel from God, is a gospel of grace. One of the most important words in the Christian life is grace. It starts with grace and it should continue in grace.
One of the problems we have today is that there are so many people who understand they were saved by grace but now they are continuing to live their Christian life in their own strength and not by the grace of God. There is power and freedom and joy and blessing and love in the grace of God.
And so I pray on these Sunday nights that we will have the grace of God revealed to us by the Spirit in a greater way than ever before.
Notice in verse 1, "PAUL, AN APOSTLE, (NOT OF MEN, NEITHER BY MAN, BUT BY JESUS CHRIST, AND GOD THE FATHER, WHO RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD;) ...
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