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Week 3! The 2023 Galatians study is going strong! This week Paul tries to get us to see the ‘Good News’ and remove the asterisk that we often put next to the concept of grace, when really we need to embrace the anarchy of grace. The chaos of grace. Paul teaches us this week that God is no respecter of man–and in that sense we are all one! We need to see each other as ourselves. One and the same, get rid of the division. Also this week Jay pulls on a thread that came to him in preparing this weeks talk. A thread about Abraham and the covenant God made with him. Are there principles in Galatians that stem all the way back to then? Was there an alternate reason for Christ’s death? Jay dives into all of this and more. And always he reminds us to love one another, to argue well, to disagree well. And to always remember that when we argue with our enemies to remember to love them, above all things. 

This talk was given on January 22, 2023 in Seattle, Washington.




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