By Faith, or by Works of the Law?
3 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. 2 Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by[a] the flesh? 4 Did you suffer[b] so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 5 Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith— 6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”?
7 Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify[c] the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” 9 So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
As Christ has a Gospel, Satan has a gospel too; the latter being a clever counterfeit of the former. So closely does the gospel of Satan resemble that which it parades, multitudes of the unsaved are deceived by it.
A. W. Pink
In what ways does Paul appeal to the Galatians experience? How does our experience of coming to Christ help us in the process of becoming like Christ?
What does it mean to abide in the Spirit and why is it so important?
How does Paul use Abraham as an example of Righteousness and Faith?
Scriptures to Consider
- Revelations 21:1-10
- Psalm 36:1-5
- Ephesians 5:1-6
Other Resources in RightNow Media
- THE BOOK OF GALATIANS" BIBLE STUDY FEATURING KYLE IDLEMAN
- Galatians by Ray Pritchard
Monday, June 15
8:00 am Pastoral Devotions (online)
9:30 am Women's Prayer
9:30 am Men's Prayer
Tuesday, June 16
Saturday, June 20
8:30 am DLST
Sunday, June 21
10:00 am Online Worship Service
PASTORAL DEVOTIONS TO THE CONGREGATION: Join us online Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for a devotional message from one of our Pastors. We will air these messages on our YouTube Channel at 8:00 am. (Don’t worry, if you miss it, you can watch it later.)
VBS: SGAC’s first ever Live Stream VBS is coming Aug 10 to 13 for children age 4 to 12. Early bird rate is $15 for the first child and $10 for each individual child after until July 15. Cost from July 16 to Aug. 6 (or while supplies last) is $30 for the first child and $10 for each individual child. Online registration is open now and includes your VBS in a bag package. Register now! For more information and updates visit Spruce Grove Alliance Church Children’s Ministry Facebook page or call the office.
KEENAGERS (55+): We are now meeting online. Join us on Wednesdays at 10:00 am on Pastor Art’s personal Facebook page or at 1:00 pm on our Keenagers Facebook Group as we stay connected through the Word of God.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHECK IN ONLINE: Join Pastor Coreen every Thursday at 2:30 pm for songs, a Bible Story and more. Sunday School Check In can be found on the Spruce Grove Alliance Church Children’s Ministry Facebook page.
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY CLASS Pastor Steve will post a video to the Facebook group each Monday. Watch the video and take notes at home. Join us Thursday evenings on ZOOM to discuss. This will be a time to share questions, thoughts and ideas. Please join us on our FB group, SGAC Apologetics Ministry where you can find all the details, including the meeting ID and password for the Thursday evening get-together.
THE CHURCH OFFICE hours are Mon – Fri from 9 am -4 pm. We are closed for lunch daily from noon- 1pm.
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MONTHLY UPDATE - MAY 2020
48 Week average $23,237
Weekly Budget Requirement $25,113
Future Dev Fund $11,839
CHURCH YEAR UPDATE - JULY 1 TO MAY 31, 2020
General Fund Budget Revenue to Date $1,205,424
General Revenue to Date $1,109,860
-Budget Shortfall ($95,564)
Global Advance Giving $103,223
Canadian Ministries Giving $21,622
Future Dev Fund $427,318
Please note the Following Options for Giving
Whether it is a one-time gift or you would like to schedule a recurring donation, you can give online to Spruce Grove Alliance Church. This option allows you to give using a Visa debit card or the traditional Visa or MasterCard credit cards.
Pick up a pre-authorized debit agreement form from our church office or download one here. You can fill it out and then with a voided cheque - you can either scan it and email it to the office, or drop it off during regular office hours.
During office hours, you can drop by and use the INTERAC/DEBIT machine at the Welcome Centre, then fill out your donation envelope as normal including your name, address, giving number and insert your debit receipt so we can disburse funds as directed in the Box on the counter.
Use E-Transfer to give at SGAC, using email@example.com Please include your offering envelope number and contact information. The money is deposited directly into the church account and does not require a security question. Please also include your envelope # if you have one and your phone number in the note section.
You can stop by the church office and drop off your donation in a sealed envelope. Mark it Finance / Confidential. Please call ahead as Office Hours are by appointment only.
By MAIL / CHEQUE
Mail your donation to:
Spruce Grove Alliance Church
250 Century Road
Spruce Grove, AB T7X 1W6
Thank you for your generosity in giving to SGAC.
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Ace & Cecilia Cheung ministering in Niger with their 2 daughters.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Karen Houcher – Pastor of Women’s Ministries. Karen is married to Dan and they have 5 children.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Karen Lapp is married to Jon and they have 3 children.
Our Elders Team Member: Tim Wiebe. Tim is married to Julie and they have 3 children.
- Our sincere condolences go out to the Langerak family in the recent passing of John.
- Congratulations to Ryan & Sarah Buller and family on the birth of their son, Asher Lando, June 8, 2020.
- Print out a Bingo card and play along during today’s message. Kids, take a picture and email your Bingo card to Pastor Coreen for a chance to win an NIV Action Study Bible. Bingo Cards are available to download from SGAC Children’s Ministry Facebook Page.
- We want to pray for you. Please send your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org