We live in a world that is focused on performance. Messages from the media, school systems, and vocational environments scream loudly in our ears commanding us to buy more, study more, and sell more in order to feel accomplished. In fact, we feel that if we don’t “perform” we will be rejected, looked down upon, or not loved.
Are you tired of having to perform? For 12 weeks, beginning January 4, we will journey through Paul’s letter to the Church in Galatia and discover the transformative message Martin Luther uncovered when he wrote that God…
“has mercy only on those who are wretched, and gives grace only to those who are not in grace […] no proud saint, no wise or just person, can become God’s material, and God’s purpose cannot be fulfilled in him.”
All of us are broken sinners who, no matter how hard we try, are incapable of saving ourselves. We are in need of the restorative grace of a savior to rescue us and the help of the Spirit to grow us stronger. Through Galatians we will find the Liberating Grace that allows us to proclaim “for freedom Christ has set us free (Galatians 5:1)!”