So what's the big deal? St. Paul had recently planted a few churches in Galatia of Asia Minor, and the congregations are doing well until a group of outsiders encouraged the Galatians to add some ancient observances from the Hebrew Scriptures to their Christian practices. Don't the Galatians love God and want to obey him more fully? If so, why shouldn't they add some older biblical practices to their regimen? The epistle to the Galatians finds Paul at his most passionate as he teaches that living by God's grace plus anything else means that grace is no longer grace––and that living by "grace plus," whether in a religious or secular guise, is actually a form of self-salvation and slavery. Paul's words to the Galatian church speak into a culture of self-saviors, whether then or now, and in this letter we learn of what makes Christianity truly unique, and what is truly good news for our world: real freedom is found in Christ by Grace alone. Join us for our Fall sermon series on the book of Galatians. All are welcome!