“The gospel is absurd and the life of Jesus is meaningless unless we believe that He lived, died, and rose again with but one purpose in mind: to make brand-new creation. Not to make people with better morals but to create a community of prophets and professional lovers, men and women who would surrender to the mystery of the fire of the Spirit that burns within, who would live in ever greater fidelity to the omnipresent Word of God, who would enter into the center of it all, the very heart and mystery of Christ, into the center of the flame that consumes, purifies, and sets everything aglow with peace, joy, boldness, and extravagant, furious love. This, my friend, is what it really means to be a Christian.”
― Brennan Manning, The Furious Longing of God
Sermon Questions: Galatians 6:11-18
- As you scan back over the last many weeks of studying this letter, what stands out to you? What is your personal take away?
- Is there a verse or verses from Galatians that most stand out to you?
- Paul says, “I am crucified to the world and the world to me”. What do think that means? Why is it important to understand what he means?
- Paul says that he boasts in one thing alone, the cross of Jesus. What does he mean by that? Why is it so important to know what he means?
- Do you think St. Paul’s (this group of scallywags!) has rules about being a Christian? If so, what are they?