Galatians pt5

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In Christ Jesus

1 There is no descent.

Eph 2:14-18

In Christ Jesus

1.There is no descent

2. There is no rank

1Cor7:17-24, James2:12-13

In Christ Jesus

1.There is no descent.

2.There is no rank.

3. There is no gender.

1Peter4:7-11, Gal4:4-7


Galatians Pt4

Faith or Works.

Galatians 3:1-2 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing law, or by believing what you heard?

Did you receive the spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard?

Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.

Does God give you his spirit and work miracles among you by the works , or by your believing what you heard.


Galatians 3:9 So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.


Galatians 3:10 All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of theLaw.”

Galatians Pt 1

I Found Freedom

Galatians 1:1-9

A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to no one. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.”

Freedom From. 



3. Sin

4. Present Evil Age

“If we surrender faith in Christ, as the only thing that can justify… [we make] God a liar, because He would not have fulfilled His promises. -Luther

“True faith lays hold of Christ and leans on him alone.” Luther

“There is much imparity [inequality] among men in the world. And it is a good thing. If the woman would change places with the man,if the son would change places and with the father, the servant with the master, nothing but confusion, would result. In Christ,however, all are equal… The Christ of Peter, Paul, and all the saints is our Christ.”- Luther

“You are saved. Christ is your liberty and life. Therefore law, sin and death not hurt you or drive you to dispair.This is the construction of your priceless liberty. Now take care that you do not use your wonderful liberty for an ocassion of the flesh. ” -Luther

Big Idea: This week Pastor Eric began our new series on the letter Paul wrote to the Galatians. In 1517 the book of Galatians had a major impact on Martin Luther and influenced him as he led the Great Reformation . God rescued mankind out of slavary of the dark ages and He is still rescuing us today. In Galatians, the words “free” or  “freedom” are used 11 times and “slave ” or “slavery” is used 13 times. This letter challenges us to move into freedom through believing in Christ and his his work on the cross. In Galatians5:1 we read “It is for freedom that Christ has sert us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves he burdened again by a yoke of slavery .” Here is four areas Pastor Eric shared we now have freedom in. 

1.Freedom from works . (Galatians2:4)

2. Freedom from Judgement (Galatians3:28)

3. Freedom from sin(Galatians5:1)

4. Freedom from this Present Evil Age(Galatians4:26)

Core Value #7

 We Give Generously

Matt 22:15-22

1. Generosity is at the Heart of God 

2. Generosity is not about what I have but what I think and do. 

3. Generosity is in opposition to my sinful nature. 

4.Generosity requires you to ask God for help. 

1Cor 16:1-2

5Tools from God to help us. 

1.Tithing  10 percent of income. Mal3:9-12

2. Holy Spirit  1 Cor 11:1-2

3. Vision

4. Community



This week Pastor Eric discussed our last core value. He shared four ideas that will help us grow in our ability to give generously:

1. Generosity is at the heart of God in Gen1:27-29  we read about the generosity of God in the Garden. 

2. Generosity is not about what I have, but what I think and do. When Jesus fed the 5,000 and in the widow’s offering we see generosity unfold even in the limited resources of the people. 

3. Generosity is in opposition to my sinful nature. 

4. Generosity requires you to ask God for help. Since generosity is in opposition to our sinful nature,we need God’s help to live a truly generous lifestyle. 

Core Values 5&6

We Share our Faith and We serve our church and our Community.

Core Value #5 We share our faith with others.

We believe that every Christian is responsible for living for living out their faith in Jesus before others in a tangible way.(Philemon 1:6)

Core Value#6 We serve our church and community. We believe every Christian is uniquely called, specifically positioned and supernaturally equipped to build the church.(1Peter4:10-11)

Jesus moved moved the temple, from a tent to our hearts. Jesus has made us priests!

If you are  a Christian you are a priest of God’s temple and that temple is you.

Sharing our faith isn’t what we do it’s who we are.

Serving our church isn’t what we do. It’s who we are

Serving our community, our people, it isn’t what we do. It’s who we are.

Jesus will show you how to show your faith.

Jesus will show you where to serve the church he built.

Jesus will show you who needs priestly attention in your community.

Both core values address keeping our eyes on serving this church and community. There are people who will experience God when they walk through these doors, and our job is to serve in such a way that makes it easy. Then, there are people who will never know the halls of a church, but they will know you. You are priests serving the people around you.


We Believe In The Next Generation.

We believe in the next generation because Jesus believed in the next generation. 

Matt 18:3-6

1Tim 4:11-16

What does it mean to activate the next generation 

1. Pray for them.

2.Spend time with them. 

3.Invest in them.

4.Allow Failure.

This week Pastor Eric covered our fourth core value. “We believe in the next generation.” Jesus shares the importance of children in the Kingdom of God in Matt18:3-6, every generation is necessary to grow a healthy Christian community. Hillside believes that our role is to equip and activate the next generation, here are four areas in which we can accomplish this.

Core Value#3

We Pursue Authentic Relationships

Matt 22:36-40

The Advantages of Companionship Ecc4:7-12

Life alone is meaningless. 

Genesis 2:18

1.God knows your need for relationship and he is able to provide the answer needed to overcome them.

2. God knows the obstacles to authentic relationship and the attitudes needed to overcome them. 

The believers form   Community. acts2:42-47

3.God’s way of community is what the world is looking for. 

This week Pastor Brad spoke on our third Core Value”We Pursue Authentic Relationships.” Hillside believes that relationships expressing care, accountability, and a sense of belonging are critical for is to grow together in faith.