I want to be honest with you for a moment. I have written and rewritten a preview for this Sunday’s message 5 times already today. That is not an exaggeration. But each time I delete it and start over. This is not because I find this passage hard to understand. The passage is actually straight forward and self evident.
I have struggled to write the preview today, because there is so much I want to say about these three verses, that it is hard to boil it down to one illustration!
So, rather than me giving you my words today, I want to just give you the words of Galatians 5:13-15 … the three verses I will be preaching from on Sunday. Read them. Read them again. Read them again. Memorize them. Meditate on them. Ask the Spirit to bring them into a reality in your life and in mine … then come Sunday at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 and let’s talk about them together at Wildwood Community Church. Or if you are not able to join us in person, join us online at 9:45 (or anytime after) at wildwoodchurch.org/live . Read these verses printed below, and I’ll see you Sunday, August 15!
“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.” – Galatians 5:13-15