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Freedom Family Update

    Friday, February 19, 2021
 
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Last week, Russ Muse began our series in Galatians, speaking from Galatians 1:1-5.  Here are some key points:

Introduction
  • Paul bestowed grace and peace on the Galatians
  • He was writing to a region of churches in Galatia, not just one church
  • He gets right into it, unlike some of the other letters he wrote
  • He reminded people he was an apostle not because of man but because of God's authority.
Five Statements 
1.  The Lord Jesus Christ who gave Himself.
  • Out of love
  • No matter how we treat Him
2.  For our sins
  • There is nothing we can do to earn His forgiveness - He gives it freely.
3.  To rescue us from the evil age
  • This is not "rescue/escape theology"
  • It does not remove us from the world, but keeps us from the evil one
4.  According to the will of God our Father
  • God intended all this.
5.  To Whom be glory forever and ever
  • Our purpose is to put His name on display.
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What's Next in Our Galatians Series?

The only way to live out the life that is ours in Christ Jesus is by living in the Spirit/keeping in step with the Spirit. The rule-keeping/law following approach to life is antithetical to what God is doing and can only result in “natural” living. Freedom in Christ, empowered by the Spirit, is the life we are brought in to by God’s great grace. 
 
This Sunday, Russ Muse will continue our series in Galatians and we are happy to provide the following resources to you. We encourage you to lean into each week's readings, homework, and journaling opportunities.

Passage Links
Preparing: Galatians 1:6-12
Reviewing: Galatians 1:1-5

Homework:  Read Acts 13-14

Manuscript Version:  Click here for a manuscript version of this week's passage that you can print and mark up with notes.  

Galatians Journal: For those who want to go deeper in their study,  we suggest this ESV Scripture Journal of Galatians for $5.99.

Writing Through Galatians  -  a new, online (via text) Freedom Group to encourage one another to write out the book of Galatians one passage at a time.  Click here for details.

 

Rock Form(ation)
 

We now have an online form to help you update your information in Rock if you haven't had time, or aren't comfortable, logging into your own profile.  On Wearefree.cc, click "Connect" then drop down to "Rock Data Profile Form."  Fill that out, and we will take care of updating your profile in our system.  Keeping an up-to-date profile will help us communicate with you and will make Freedom Kids check-in very easy when we transition fully to Rock.  Online attendees, you are welcome to fill out the form, too!

For those interested in doing this themselves, here are some helpful videos to show you how.
 
30-second basics demo

4-minute detailed demo

 
THANK YOU to all who sent in feedback for the Butler Road project.  The SCDOT decided to meet with us and are giving thought to our suggestions and concerns.  Please be praying that favorable results will occur when the project gets started.

Freedom Groups


We've all been missing Freedom Groups and we are ready to cautiously roll out a few opportunities in formats that respect health and safety concerns.  Click our directory for more information on these groups:

Financial Peace University (starts SUNDAY! - Sign up ASAP)

Top Golf On-Call - ongoing

Read and Study the Book of Acts

Writing Out Galatians - ongoing

Random Refresh for Women - ongoing

Others will be announced as time goes on and leaders feel comfortable. 
A big thank you to all who donated toward the movie baskets and helped assemble/deliver them. They were recently delivered and appreciated by the Mauldin FD.  #servemauldin
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