It is often the case that believers, though justified and made new creations by God’s grace, find themselves struggling with sin. Yet, instead of receiving help and encouragement from their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, they instead encounter haughty judgment and condemnation. Here Paul teaches that one of the most practical ways for the church to demonstrate the reality of the fruit of the Spirit growing in their lives is to actually seek to restore such a brother or sister “in a spirit of gentleness”, to “bear one another’s burdens” (Gal. 6:1-2). In this sermon, Pastor Leandre explains the importance of biblical community, of living out the Christian live in the context of a local body, and of fulfilling the law of Christ through love. Christianity indeed is a corporate matter and the Christian life can only be fully realized in relationships and community with others.
February 19, 2024
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