In this message, visiting pastor The Very Rev. Mike McDonald explores the landscape of the word "freedom" as described so richly by Paul in Galatians. Freedom is a word thrown around much too recklessly in our culture, from free lunch to free love. We want freedom on our terms, which always leads to enslavement to idols. The Galatians faced the same threat in false teaching that demanded Christians accept the rules of Judaism. But the freedom of the Cross is absolute, no enslaving additions or corrections needed. Paul is vehement about that here.
Mike McDonald is senior pastor of Grace Anglican Church: Fleming Island, FL.
The Scripture Lessons for the Day were:
- Galatians 5:1-15
- Psalm 107:1-5
- Matthew 17:24-27