We're so glad you have chosen to join us today!
When we meet in person, we take some time to share our joys and concerns. If you have anything you would like to share, you can add a comment to this post. When you are ready, use the prayer below, from Xavier University, to get started. As this is Memorial Day weekend, the prayer relates to that.
On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the examples of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with Your strength and peace.
In union with people of goodwill of every nation, embolden us to answer the call to work for peace and justice, and thus, seek an end to violence and conflict around the globe.
We ask this through your name.
Today's lesson is on Galatians 5:16-26.
We're so happy you decided to join us today!
When we meet in person, we take some time to share our joys and concerns from the past week. Consider what your past week was like. If you have any prayer requests you would like to share, you can add them in the comments on this post. When you are ready, use the prayer below (source) to get started.
Father God, we gather here today under your care and protection. Thank you for your lovingkindness that never fails us. We thank you for those with us, that you would guide our thoughts and actions to bring you glory. Strengthen us and fill us with your peace. May we love and serve each other as Jesus has shown us. Fill us with the Holy Spirit to do your good work on earth. Amen.
Today's lesson is on Galatians 5:1-15.
Sunday School: Freedom and the Law
We're so glad you decided to join us today!
When we meet together in person, we share our joys and concerns before we focus on our Sunday school lesson. Think about your needs and concerns right now, and if you like, you can share them in the comments.
Today’s lesson is on a section of Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia. It is part of Paul’s argument against the dangers of so-called Judaizers, who were teaching that Christians must continue to rely on the Old Testament law in order to be children of God, despite the fact that Christ had come. For us, it is a warning that, even though we want to live as godly lives as possible, we should not see adherence to rules as the foundation of our faith. That is only and always the result of faith in Christ and what God did for us through him.
The following prayer, slightly edited, is from the website Knowing Jesus.
Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus took the full punishment for our sins on the Cross. We are so thankful that our salvation is not based on the good things that we do to please You, but on the good work that Christ did on the Cross on our behalf. Keep us from trying to add to Christ's finished work on the Cross, but may weI live our lives in a manner that is pleasing to You, as we die to ourselves and live for Christ. In Jesus' name, Amen.
This week's lesson is on Galatians 3:18-29.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.