It Is For Freedom
 
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Series: Set Free

Title: It Is For Freedom

Scripture: Galatians 5:1-12

Big Idea: How much time do we spend thinking about our lives–our stuff, our burdens, our jobs, our family and friends–compared to the time we spend living out our freedom in Christ? Christ died for freedom, to set us free from the things of the world, yet we often choose to dive right back in. Freedom in Christ doesn’t mean we won’t have burdens and obstacles, or all sorts of choices to make that require us to plan and to act. But our freedom in Christ means that we don’t have to bear the weight of those things alone.

Pete Kopplin
Are You My Mother?
 
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Series: Set Free

Title: Are You My Mother?

Scripture: Galatians 4:21-31

Big Idea: Are we under the law, or are we under the Spirit? Paul urges the Galatian people to pursue the Spirit, through faith, because the Spirit is all about freedom. If we pursue the law, we are subject to the requirements of the law, and that means that they only way to be saved by the law is through perfection. That’s impossible, which is why Paul so desperately urged the Galatian people–as well as you and me–to submit ourselves to God’s grace instead. Legalism leads to slavery, but faith in Christ leads to freedom.

Pete Kopplin
I'm Not Mad, I'm Just Disappointed
 
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Series: Set Free

Title: I’m Not Mad, I’m Just Disappointed

Scripture: Galatians 4:8-20

Big Idea: Paul has invested a lot into the Galatian people, but when they choose legalism over liberty through Christ, he isn’t mad that he’s somehow wasted his efforts. He isn’t upset that they have been disobedient, because their choices aren’t about him. But he is disappointed that they are choosing the law over faith, because unless we are perfect, the law can only condemn, and never save us. God’s Spirit, received through faith, is the only way to experience true freedom.

Pete Kopplin
Act Your Age
 
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Series: Set Free

Title: Act Your Age

Scripture: Galatians 3:22-4:7

Big Idea: It is time to grow up and act your age and live in the fullness of life that being a child of God guarantees us.

Pete Kopplin
Who's Your Daddy
 
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Series: Set Free

Title: Who’s Your Daddy

Scripture: Galatians 3:15-21

Big Idea: You can choose to follow the rules or follow Jesus, but only one leads to life and freedom

Pete Kopplin
Set Free By Faith
 
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Series: Set Free

Title: Set Free By Faith

Scripture: Galatians 3:1-14

Big Idea: When we begin a relationship–a friendship, a romantic relationship, a relationship with new family–it’s usually easy in the beginning. You focus on what you like, and enjoying each other’s company. Unfortunately, as relationships grow they often require more from us, and we can become weighed down by our obligations. God wants us to continue to enjoy him! No amount of work is going to earn us more of God’s love. But choosing to enjoy God more will help us experience more of his love in our lives!

Pete Kopplin
We All Want To Be Loved
 
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Series: Set Free

Title: We All Want To Be Loved

Scripture: Galatians 2:11-21

Big Idea: We all want to be loved. And we are willing to go to great lengths sometimes to earn the approval of others. But more than anything else, we should be willing to compromise our need for the approval of others in pursuit of God’s approval.

Pete Kopplin
United In Difference
 
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Series: Set Free

Title: United In Difference

Scripture: Galatians 2:1-10

Big Idea: We are going to come across other people in the church who think or do things a little differently than we do. How do we respond as brothers and sisters in Christ to someone who has a different method or who has been called to a different purpose than we are?

Pete Kopplin
The Spirit Of The Law Is Freedom
 
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Series: Set Free

Title: The Spirit Of The Law Is Freedom

Scripture: Galatians 1

Big Idea: The Bible teaches us the importance of following the law. As Christians we need to be obedient to God; but our obedience can never be a replacement for the free gift of grace that God gave us when He sent Jesus to this world and to the cross. Let’s not let our opinions, our traditions, or even the rules that God once allowed to be the way that people interacted with Him to distract us from the entire message of His word: that He loves us so much that He sent Jesus as our redeemer, our restorer, our savior. The law condemns us, but Jesus sets us free.

Pete Kopplin
Uncertainty
 
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Series: Sweet Emotions

Title: Uncertainty

Scripture: Hebrews 11

Big Idea: We combat uncertainty by trusting in what we are certain of through our faith in Jesus. If we increase our faith in God, our emotional responses to feelings like anger, guilt, fear, and uncertainty will begin to be more aligned with His will for us, helping others to feel His presence.

Pete Kopplin