Church family,

I want you to reflect on this quote from author and pastor, Paul Tripp.

We must not reduce Christianity to a system of theology and rules. Theology and rules will never redeem you. They were never given by God to be an end in themselves. They are a means to an end. Their purpose is to cause you to see the depth of your need and the sufficiency of Christ’s work so that you might run to him in the desperation of faith, placing your hope in his grace and having your heart filled with awe of him.

As we have concluded Paul’s letter to the Galatian believers, remember…

Galatians 2:16 (NLT) 16 Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law.”

May this Christmas be one that you realize again the depth of His love for you. His grace is more than sufficient for you!

Walking with you,

Pastor Brian