DIG for Friday the 22nd of September…..Son, Son, Son not sin, sin, sin…..Galatians 5 v 1

I heard what many would think to be a controversial statement as I listened to some teaching on Galatians this morning.

The teacher said, “Legalistic, religious people hate our liberty in Christ, and they will do anything to bring you under whatever their particular brand of bondage might be”.

Unfortunately my experience is that this is a true statement and is one you need to be aware of if you are trying to understand the truth about grace.

This is also what we see in Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia.

Grace takes the focus away from our sin and onto Jesus; grace tells us it is Jesus’ performance that is important and not ours.

Legalistic, religious people have this concept the wrong way round; they want us to focus on our sin and on our performance.

Sin is no longer the focus as Jesus has dealt with all our sin (past, present and future), so our focus needs to be on the answer to sin i.e. Jesus.

It was His performance that meant we have forgiveness, so it is His performance we focus on.

If we focus on sin and our performance this will force us into more sin, that is what the Word of God says (1 Corinthians 15 v 56).

Contrary to what many will tell you it is grace that provides a licence to be free from sin, it is law that gives you a licence to sin.

Be careful that you do not allow legalists to pull you back under law and into bondage (Galatians 5 v 1).

Stay well away from legalism, be aware that it exists and be aware that it is attempting to snare you and remove you from your freedom in Christ.

This is a real problem and a real danger!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I have been forgiven through the shed blood of Christ, and made righteous as a gift of grace through faith in Christ”.

Galatians 5 v 1…..Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage


DIG for Thursday the 21st of September…..I can save you so much money…..Proverbs 18 v 21

I mentioned in the message on Sunday how I could save people thousands of pounds; are you interested?

Would you like to improve your life?

Would you like to become a success?

Yes, well there are lots of techniques and courses out there in the world promising to do this for you.

I was looking into one such course the other day and this is what I read; it was about “understanding how people organise their thinking, feelings, language and behaviour to produce the results they desire”.

Now that sounds complicated and maybe that is why it costs a thousand pounds for a two-day course.

But I can teach you the same thing in minutes, saving you a thousand pounds.

Proverbs 23 v 7 says as a man thinketh in his heart so is he.

Proverbs 18 v 21 tells us that death and life are in the power of the tongue.

The course I was looking at majored on how we think and what we say, and suggest that these affect our feelings and our behaviour, and as a result affect our life outcomes.

This is of course true, and it is Biblical!

You don’t need another man to tell you your thoughts and words are vital, God is telling you already.

We can think death or life and we can speak death or life; what are you thinking and speaking over your life this morning?

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I can change my way of thinking and way of speaking and have a positive impact on my own life”.

Proverbs 18 v 21…..Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof