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  1. How do you get to the Panthers’ Stadium?

  2. YOU’RE ALREADY HERE! Galatians 5:1-12

  3. Galatians 5:1-12 • Freedom • False Teachers

  4. The Big Question of Galatians How is anyone made acceptable to God?

  5. Freedom • You were prisoners • Everyone: sin (3:22) • Jews: The Law (3:23) • All separated from God

  6. Freedom • You were slaves • Gentiles: paganism (4:8) • Jews: The Law (4:24-25) • All trying to earn acceptance

  7. Freedom • Christ set us all free! • The prison walls of sin and the Law • He gave Himself for our sins (1:4) • Christ took the curse of the law for us (3:10-14)

  8. Freedom • Christ set us all free! • The slavery of self-righteousness • No one can earn acceptance (2:16) • Acceptance comes by faith (3:22)

  9. Freedom • Christ set us all free so that we would be truly free and remain free • For freedom Christ set us free • Therefore…

  10. Freedom • Stand Firm (positive) • Do not be enslaved again (negative) 2’. Consequences of enslavement (2-4) 1’. What it means to stand (5-6)

  11. Consequences of Enslavement • Christ will be of no benefit to you • Two ways to the top? • Obliged to keep the whole Law • 3:10; James 2:10

  12. Consequences of Enslavement • Severed from Christ • Union is dissolved (cf. Rom. 7:2) • Fallen from grace • One or the other, not both

  13. Eternal Security? • Could they lose their salvation? • What words does Scripture use to describe salvation? • Does it ever use their opposites?

  14. Eternal Security? • Salvation, or the means of salvation? • The way to Panthers’ Stadium • Deceived after the fact • Confidence? (10)

  15. Eternal Security? • If I live in fear of losing my salvation, where is my trust? • Acts 16:31 • Stand on the promises of God!

  16. Stand Firm • For we – true believers, those who trust only in Christ • through the Spirit– salvation is a work of the Spirit from start to finish (3:3) / no room for the flesh (2:16)

  17. Stand Firm • by faith – our acceptance by God comes by faith, not works/law (2:16) • are waiting for the hope of righteousness – the culmination of salvation (Rom. 8:22-25; 1 Pet. 1:3-9)

  18. Stand Firm • Physical act vs Spiritual attitude (2, 6) • The act is neutral; the attitude makes the difference (1 Cor. 7) • Our attitude should be love! (13-15)

  19. False Teachers • They lead people astray (7) • They do not come from God (8) • They’re teaching is subtle and pervasive (9; Matt 16) • They will face judgment (10; 1:8-9)

  20. False Teachers • They abuse truth-tellers (11) • They emphasize the flesh (12)

  21. So What? • Stand firm in your freedom! • Christ alone • Any hint of work? • Any fear?

  22. So What? • Stand firm in your freedom! • Look for leaven • In your beliefs, what you read,… • Ask for help

  23. So What? • Stand firm in your freedom! • Stand on God’s promises (1 Cor. 15) • What doubts do you have? • What does Scripture say?