Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sermon Notes from Sunday, 2.16.14 on Galatians 1.10-2.6

Here are the sermon notes from Sunday, 2.16.14, on Galatians 1.10-2.6.  You can get these notes in PDF and the sermon audio at  You can also download the audio via our podcast on iTunes.

Part 3 – The Importance of your Story
Galatians 1.10-2.6

Paul’s argument:
·      You say that I dilute the Gospel by not including circumcision as a necessary part of following Jesus
·      I say that you are distorting the Gospel by making it solely for Jews or those willing to become Jews
·      You say that the Gospel starts in Jerusalem (and is thus Jewish)
·      I say the that Gospel starts in Jesus (and is for the world)

You have a story
·      Key Words – History, Revelation, Commission

Your story overcomes objections and answers questions
·      Your story carries authority because Christ carries authority
·      Challenges to our story are not answered with argument but with ethos
·      It is inherently invitational:  inviting people into your story and God’s story

Pastoral thoughts:
·      Relationships are bridges for truth
·      Relationships don’t get built without time
·      People can reject the truth but cannot refute your story

·      Tell your story in such a way that the right person gets the glory

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