This coming Sunday we are looking at Galatians 5:1-12. There are some pretty terrifying words in these verses: “ You are cut off from Christ, you who would be justified by the Law; you have fallen away from grace.” That’s Paul’s warning to the Galatians, and warnings don’t come more serious than that. He is warning them they are in danger of going to hell; and it is not because they have stopped being christian because they want to sleep with their girlfriend or something obvious like that. They are still trying hard to follow Jesus. But they are just doing it the wrong way.
I don’t know if you have ever worked really hard on an assignment and discovered too late that you were doing the wrong one. And that meant you were going to fail spectacularly and that all your hard work counted for nothing. Just because you made one foundational mistake. Imagine the sick feeling in your stomach as you discovered that. This Sunday will be all about making sure that does not happen to us when it comes to knowing God. Cos the consequences of getting that assignment wrong don’t bear thinking about.
Why not have a read through Galatians 5:1-12 before you come. Go on - why not? Your whole eternity depends on getting this right.