January 7, 2024

Freed for loving service

Passage: Galatians 5:13-18
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Theme: Freed by Christ for loving service in the power of the Spirit

What is God's law now? It is not above a Christian - it is under a Christian...it is for him to walk on, to be his guide, his rule, his pattern... - CH Spurgeon

What does it mean, in practical terms, to serve one another in love? It involved performing unimportant works such as the following: teaching the erring; comforting the afflicted; encouraging the weak; helping the neighbour in whatever way one can; bearing with his rude manners and impoliteness; putting up with annoyances, labours, and the ingratitude and contempt of men in both church and state; obeying the magistrates; treating one's parents with respect; being patient in the home with a cranky wife and an unmanageable family, and the like. - M Luther