Scott Jones: The Proper Pattern for Life

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Scott Jones: The Proper Pattern for Life (Galatians 5:13-15)

Scott Jones, pastor of First Baptist Church in Rockport, turns to Paul’s instruction to the church in Galatia to understand what freedom in Christ means for Christians and the church. Freedom in Christ according to Paul is liberation from the power of sin but is not license to do whatever a person wants. This freedom is more about serving others than looking out for oneself; it looks like Christ. Such sacrificial service will sustain the church, while selfishness will sacrifice the church.

Jones applies Paul’s teaching about freedom in Christ to the present condition of churches in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.



This sermon was delivered on Oct. 18, 2020, for the morning worship service of First Baptist Church in Rockport as part of a series on Paul’s letter to the Galatians. 

A sermon outline is available here. Sermon slides are available here.

Sermon audio is available here.




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