Freedom to Love
Passage: Galatians 5:13–5:15
Please join us at 8:45am for service. Here is the link to our live service this week. Click here for our sermon discussion questions or see them listed below. We highly encourage you to listen, think, and talk about the sermon. These are questions you can reflect on yourself, with your family, or with your small group.
- Christian freedom should never be used as an opportunity to satisfy the sinful flesh. Christian freedom is not a license to sin. What would you say to a person who claims to be Christian, but continues to willfully live a sinful unrepentant life because he/she thinks they have been freed by Christ from all condemnation?
- Jesus was the perfect example of true Christian freedom. His power was such that He was free to do anything He wanted. He could calm a storm, heal a leper, rebuke a demon, and even raise the dead, all with just a word. Yet He did not use His freedom to serve Himself. Rather He used His freedom to serve us! As a child of the King and co-heir with Jesus, how are you now free to love and serve one another?
- Pastor Dan said that “genuine love for God will necessarily manifest itself in love for others”, and “real love for God expresses itself in real love for people.” With this in mind, what is the danger of the new “virtual Christianity” that has been necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic?
- If love does not characterize the church, selfishness will. In v.15, Paul portrays a picture of animals biting and devouring one another as a picture of a loveless church. Are you living a life of love or selfishness? Pastor Dan challenged us to take stock of our lives. Are your relationships characterized by love? Or by something else? Are your friends, people you hope to get something out of? Or, are your friends people you hope to give yourself to? Husbands/wives, ask yourself, “how can I encourage my spouse in love?” As a Christian, how can you serve the Body of Christ, the church?