Growing up has significance in our culture — when we leave our childhood homes and are no longer under the authority of our parents. We are free to go our own way, but it grieves our parents when we forget the lessons we learned and make poor decisions.
Pastor Travis Williams continues in Real or Fake?!, A Study in Galatians, with the story of how Paul called the Galatians back into a relationship with their Abba, Father, through Jesus Christ.
The Scripture text is from Galatians 4:1-20. This podcast episode is from Sunday morning at Evangel Community Church, Houghton, Michigan, February 21, 2021.
We must discern between real and fake in our world with advanced CGI, artificial intelligence, and competing social and political narratives, each with its own set of facts. The only way to overcome fake news is to confront it with truth. God offers us truth for our good, but Satan is working to undermine that for evil by deceiving us. In this series, we confront the counterfeit, not settling for anything less than a real relationship with the real Jesus that really works!
Men are called to love their wives as Christ loved the church. That's a tall order, because Christ was the man. A one-bullet-point sermon would be Love At All Costs, but what does that mean? A couple manly things to do would be to Provide and Protect. Men should also love with tenderness. Mr. Travis Williams, the leader of Evangel's Men's Fraternity, shares his personal struggles and challenges men to “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” That's 1 Corinthians 16:13-14, the sermon text, and it's on the black bracelets given to men who complete Session 1 of Men's Fraternity, The Quest for Authentic Manhood. From Evangel Church, Houghton, Michigan, October 11, 2015.