2016-06-19 — A Promise Is A Promise. You Can't Break A Promise

Church Year: Pentecost 5:
Date: June 19, 2016

Theme: A Promise Is A Promise. You Can’t Break A Promise

I. God’s promise is confirmed by a will and testament
II. God’s promise brings blessing, not cursing
– Galatians 3:15-22

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: WS, p. 12 ff.

Hymns:

WS 778 : Grace Has a Thrilling Sound Hymnary.org link
TLH 379 : I Do Not Come Because my Soul Hymnary.org link
TLH 380 : Thy Works, not Mine, O Christ Hymnary.org link
TLH 376 : Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me Hymnary.org link

Theme: A Promise Is A Promise. You Can’t Break A Promise

I. God’s promise is confirmed by a will and testament
II. God’s promise brings blessing, not cursing

Galatians 3:15-22

The Law and the Promise

15 To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. 16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to your offspring,” who is Christ. 17 This is what I mean: the law, which came 430 years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void. 18 For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise.

19 Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary. 20 Now an intermediary implies more than one, but God is one.

21 Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. 22 But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. (ESV)