I want to say thank you to Pastor Dale for asking me back. It has been good to get to know him and Mary over the years and develop a friendship with him and some of you as a result.
I asked him if he wanted me to speak on anything in particular and he said anything from Galatians 5. Since lots of the men are gone I thought I'd let Dale handle the first half of the chapter and I'd do the last half.
I'm calling this message "Freedom's Struggle"
Galatians 5:16-26 NLT
13 For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature.
This is also brought up by Paul in Romans 6:1&2 - Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? 2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? Freedom doesn't mean license. There is a bigger picture here to living in God's grace.
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