Pastor Lionel Young | Set Free: The Final Words | Galatians 6:11-18
Pastor Lionel Young wraps up the Galatians sermon series, Set Free, with the words Paul wrote in how own hand—his final words to the Galatians. This is a last warning to stand against legalists, but more than that, it’s a call to put first things first in the church community. May we never boast in anything but the cross of Christ!
Pastor Lionel Young | Let’s Do Some Good! | Galatians 6:6-10
The central message of these verses is to do good to others—those who minister, those you meet, those who are regular part of your life. Sometimes that’s not easy; sometimes we get so busy we forget; but serving others is part of who we are in Christ. Let’s do some good!
Pastor Lionel Young | A Church that Restores People Pt. 2 | Galatians 6:1-5
In this practical and applicable look at Galatians 6:1-5, Pastor Lionel offers advice on how to help people stuck in sin and what to do when someone doesn’t help at all. It’s not about getting people out of sin so God will be happy with them (Jesus already did that); it’s about seeing them restored once again to a solid relationship with Him for their joy and happiness.
Pastor Lionel Young | A Church that Restores People | Galatians 6:1-3
Paul, the writer of Galatians, has spent 5 chapters addressing newbie Christ-followers who got a little confused about what the Christian life was all about. Now he’s calling on the church to help those who are stuck in sin so that they can come back to the good life God has for them. It’s the main theme of this sermon series all over again: you have been set free, now you can help others get free too.
Pastor Lionel Young | Staying in Shape | 1 Timothy 4:7-9
In a letter to Timothy, the apostle Paul wrote, "Train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come" (1 Tim. 4:7-8). As the new year begins, Pastor Lionel encourages people to train in the spiritual disciplines. These 6 familiar practices can change your life in 2017.
Pastor Lionel Young | How to Live “The Good Life”| Galatians 5:16-26
What does it mean to be a spiritual person? That’s the question answered in Galatians 5:16-26. (Hint: The answer isn’t “be super-good” or “follow the rules.”) No one said it would it be easy, but it’s definitely worth it to be “led by the Spirit” (v 18).
Pastor Lionel Young | Set Free to Love | Galatians 5:13-15
Embrace your freedom and welcome good things into your life! There is so much depth to these 3 verses, Galatians 5:13-15, that Pastor Lionel returns to them for a second week to encourage us to make the most of our freedom, especially by building up our church community.
Pastor Lionel Young | Don’t Abuse Your Freedom | Galatians 5:6-15
Galatians 5 is a turning point in Paul’s letter. He sums up his argument against a legalistic, it’s-all-about-the-rules religion with some salient one-liners and sarcastic zingers and then turns his attention to what freedom in Christ means for these struggling Galatians (and all of us). Don’t “bite and devour each other,” he says, but rather “serve one another humbly in love.” It’s a radical way to live.
Pastor Lionel Young | The Only Thing that Counts | Galatians 5:1-6
In returning to the regular series in Galatians, Pastor Lionel Young points out a painful irony: sometimes the church is a place that stifles and frustrates God's people. For that reason, this ancient letter about freedom in Christ still resonates. It's not rule-keeping that counts. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love (Galatians 5:6).
Pastor Lionel Young | A Post-Election Sermon
Building on a blog post written before the election (click on the link below), Pastor Lionel carves out a position for Christians not to the right or left but uniquely our own. We are citizens of God’s kingdom first, before any other affiliation, and that means we are called to be people who love and serve others and hold tight to an enduring faith—not faith in this “city of man” but in our God who has given us a future and hope. It’s not that elections are unimportant; they’re simply less important than the kingdom of God.
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