Justin B. Fung

Tag: galatians

July: Three sermons and a little traveling

[My latest email update.] Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers, all. I survived July! Here’s a quick recap: I preached three weeks in a row. This was the first time I had done this, and it was both a great experience and a tiring one! I got to close out our “Who’s In?” […]

Who’s in?

[Adapted and abridged from Sunday’s message at The District Church: “Who’s In?” Click to listen to the podcast.] COMMUNITY Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Bear one another’s burdens—whether it’s a burden of temptation, of sin; or a burden of a difficult situation, […]

Learning How to Live Well #2: Living

[The following is adapted from yesterday’s message at The District Church, “Learning How to Live Well.” Listen to the podcast here.] I want to point out three things, regarding Paul’s analogy of the fruit of the Spirit. 1. It’s not something we can acquire by simply trying harder. Throughout Galatians, Paul dismantles the idea that all God wants […]

Learning How to Live Well #1: Growing

[The following is adapted from yesterday’s message at The District Church, “Learning How to Live Well.” Listen to the podcast here.] The life well lived is not an impossibility. Jesus says in John 10:10, “I came that they might have life, and life to the full.” The Greek word used for “life” here is zoë, […]

Freedom

[Adapted from yesterday’s message at The District Church: “Freedom.”] Freedom’s something we hear a lot about here in the US. America is, after all, “the land of the free.” The First Amendment of our Constitution grants us various freedoms, including the freedom of religion—and we are thankful for the freedom to worship that we have […]

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