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Order of Service

Music……………………..Worship Team
The Way
Welcome………………………Bill Butler
Music……………………..Worship Team
Only King Forever
Yes I Will
No Longer Slaves
Message……………..Gilbert Thurston
The Perverted Gospel
Offering & Announcements
Music……………………..Worship Team
The Way
Dismissal……………………..Bill Butler

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I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ. Let God’s curses fall on anyone, including myself, who preaches any other way to be saved than the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus. Even if an angel comes from heaven and preaches any other message, let him be forever cursed. I have said it before, and I will say it again. I hope God will punish anyone who preaches anything different from what you have already believed.

-Galatians 1:6-9

1. I must know how to when the Gospel is being .

Jesus, our High Priest, has been given a ministry that is far superior to the old priesthood, for he is the one who mediates for us a far better covenant with God, based on better promises.  If the first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no need for a second covenant to replace it……When God speaks of a “new” covenant, it means he has made the first one obsolete. It is now out of date and will soon disappear.

-Hebrews 8:6-7, 13

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.

-Ephesians 2:8-9

 How I Might Pervert the Gospel

a. When I make about anything other than in Jesus .

b. When I assume that it doesn’t matter what people just as long as they are .

c. When I rely on my own to grow spiritually.

2. I must be willing to for the true Gospel.

Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.

-Galatians 1:10

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. Talk about a time you got a letter (or email) that was very meaningful to you. Why did it have that impact? 

2. Paul writes some harsh truth to the churches in Galatia. Why was it so important for him to fight for the Gospel?

3. How have you been impacted by the Gospel?

4. In what ways have you been deceived by a perverted Gospel or see others being deceived in our society? Which of the 3 ways Gilbert listed most likely to impact you?

5. What is your next step as a result of this message?