“Set Free From Legalism”

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Sermon Notes

This morning is our fourth message loosely based on our small group study by Andy Stanley called Christian. The early church in the city of Colossae, which is in present day Turkey, had started out great.
People were coming to faith and growing in their new relationship with God through Christ. But then a small group of Jewish Christians from Jerusalem came and challenged these non-Jewish Christians that unless they became circumcised they were not really followers of Christ the Messiah. What they were saying was that Jesus’ sacrifice wasn’t enough to secure a person’s forgiveness and pardon.
There are also churches today that add man-made rules they expect people to follow to somehow earn God’s love and approval. This morning we look at how we can be set free from this legalism.