Last week we talked about what to do when we still see a lot of bad "fruit" mixed in with the good fruit God has brought about in our lives. This week we turn our attention to each other and ask, "How do we help another person get free and get restored when we see that they are caught in something that could be harmful to them?"
When the Apostle Paul wrote the book of Galatians, he wanted to help his readers get back to the simple Gospel - the truth that we are saved by grace, through faith in Jesus only. This week, we "pivot" away from Paul's main message to answer the question, "How should this Gospel play out in our lives?" And, perhaps more saliently, "What should we do when there's still so much sin mixed in with the good parts of our lives?"
The Gospel tells us that we're saved by grace through faith in Jesus alone. Many people wonder then, "What are all the rules in the Bible for?" There are many answers to that question, but here's one powerful way the rules still play into our lives in Christ.
When you practice Christianity, but you don't practice it under grace - the great equalizer - you might start to feel like you're climbing a hierarchy. The hierarchies we build in our minds have to come down if we're going to understand the true gospel and Jesus's mind-blowing love for us.