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Why the Law Teaches Us to Receive the Good News (Galatians 3:15-29)

11/12/17. Week 6 in Galatians. Paul takes actual categories of social situations and shows us how we can all be equal and one in Christ. 

Yet in our day we all create all sorts of categories that define us, and thus divide us. (Therefore, not surprisingly, an “us” vs. “them” will not change people. Jesus changes people.) 

Why the Law Teaches Us to Receive the Good News

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Galatians 3:15-29 #RenewGalatians

Everything Changes at the Cross: The Righteous Shall Live By Faith (Galatians 3:1-14)

11/5/17. Week 5 in Galatians. “To be convinced in our hearts that we have forgiveness of sins and peace with God by grace alone is the hardest thing.” 
—Martin Luther

Everything Changes at the Cross: The Righteous Shall Live By Faith

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Galatians 3:1-14 #RenewGalatians

Pillars of Grace: Freedom & Unity (Galatians 2:1-10)

10/15/17. Week 3 in Galatians. In a day of division and identity politics, what does true Christian unity look like? Can we honor God, and love people? Or are personal freedom and church unity opposed?

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Galatians 2:1-10 #RenewGalatians

Set Free & Sent Free (Galatians 1:1-10)

10/1/17. Week 1 in Galatians. Set Free & Sent Free (Galatians 1:1-10). There is a righteousness offered to us in Christ through the Gospel. “God imputes it to us apart from our works—in other words, it is passive righteousness, as the others are active. For we do nothing for it, and we give nothing for it. We only receive it.”(Martin Luther)

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Galatians 1:1-10 #RenewGalatians

How God the Master Builds (Psalm 127)

9/24/17. Week 15 in Summer Psalms. We kickoff the Fall with an all-church whole family gathering, focusing on the themes and truths of Psalm 127. Every generation together in one worship gathering.

After singing and praying together, Kari Patterson read aloud the good book What is the Church? 

Then Trevor Hanna taught us about building our lives upon the the solid foundation of God’s Word in the Gospel (Matthew 7:24-29)

// an all-church whole family gathering around Psalm 127 #SummerPsalms

Pondering the Great God Who Works (Psalms 111-112)

9/17/17. Week 14 in Summer Psalms. Pondering the Great God Who Works (Psalms 111 & 112).
Everyone you know wants you to become the quality of person described in Psalm 112. Yet there is only one way to get there: through pondering and worshiping the God described in Psalm 111.

Great are the works of the Lord and visited frequently by all who delight in them.

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Psalms 111 & 112 #SummerPsalms

Jesus the Great Prophet, High Priest & True King (Psalm 99)

9/3/17. Week 12 in Summer Psalms. Jesus the Great Prophet, High Priest & True King (Psalm 99).

After hearing from Paul Hunter with prayer requests for their return to Uganda with NGM, we delved into Psalm 99 and the three-fold offices of Christ: He is the Great Prophet, the True King, the Good Shepherd. 

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Psalm 99 #SummerPsalms