What Good is the Law
February 23, 2020 | Noel Dear
Passage: Galatians 3:1-4:31
So far in our message series from the book of Galatians, we have learned that our acceptance by the Father is not even a little bit conditioned on our keeping the rules. So, what value do the rules have? Is it important to keep the rules? Where does God’s law and New Testament commands fit into this? In Galatians 3-4, Paul asks and answers that question in a way that is both comforting and inspiring.
In this message we will learn how the answer to these important questions leads us to the wonderful truth that we have been adopted into the family of God.
The Christian life begins with such a feeling of forgiveness and grace, but after a short time, many are right back under the familiar guilt and condemnation they felt before they knew Christ. As a result, some walk away from the Lord. Because they believe they cannot live up to the new standard, many quit the faith.
Well, there is good news for you if that is where you are! The whole book of Galatians was written to provide both a course correction and the fullness of peace to all of us who are struggling to live lives perfectly in line with the righteous standard of God.