Sunday, April 25: Free
Genesis 12 recounts the unforgettable story of Abraham’s first encounter with God. The Lord speaks to Abraham (who at that time was a pagan idol worshipper) and calls him to leave his family and his home to go to the land that God would show him.
And Abraham believes.
Later, God promises to bless Abraham—to give him a homeland, to give him a family, to grant him success in the fields so that there is always grain in the pantry and wine in the cellar. This theme becomes the storyline of the rest of the Bible: the good life and the blessing of God.
In Galatians 3:1–14, Paul continues his debate with the Judaizers who were trying to convince the Gentile Christians to be circumcised and take up works of the law. Last week, we saw Paul prove that “a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ” (Galatians 2:16 ESV). This week, Paul turns his attention to the blessing of Abraham.
God promised Abraham and his descendants a home. He promised them a family. He promised them peace, justice, and eternal life. How are those promises fulfilled? By works of the law or by faith in Christ?
Join us this week as we talk about the good life and the blessing of God and find out who the true children of Abraham are!
See you then!
You can participate online at 8:00 AM, 9:30, or 11:00. You can also join us in person at 9:30 or 11:00. No need to register.