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January 29, 2017

Sermon: Why Celebrate?

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Scripture Lesson

PDeuteronomy 14:1-2; Galatians 3:23-29

Pagan Practices Forbidden
You are children of the Lord your God. You must not lacerate yourselves or shave your forelocks for the dead. For you are a people holy to the Lord your God; it is you the Lord has chosen out of all the peoples on earth to be his people, his treasured possession.

Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise.

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Sermon Outline

Rev. Jonathan Swanson
Salvation 101: Rules to Relationships
Deuteronomy 14:1-2; Galatians 3:23-29

I. Introduction—Beetle Bailey
II. Series: Salvation 101
III. Last week
IV. The “more” to salvation (Gal. 3:23-29)
     A. Why have the law?
     B. “The law was our disciplinarian/teacher” (3:24)
         1. Paedogogus
         2. No longer needed (3:25)
     C. We are “in Christ” (3:26, 27, 28; 2:19-20)
         1. “Children of God” (3:26; Deut. 14:1-2)
         2. “Clothed . . . with Christ” (3:27)
         3. No divisions (3:28)
V. The movement (Gal. 3:23-29)
     A. Paul starts with rules/the law (3:23)
     B. Paul moves to relationships
         1. With God (3:26)
         2. With one another (3:28)
VI. Conclusion


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