West End United Methodist Church

Free to Bear Fruit

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Sunday service

Free to Bear Fruit – Continuing our journey through the Bible, this week’s reading is from Paul’s letter to the Galatians.  In this letter, Paul is frustrated with the church he had helped to form in Galatia.  They were largely Gentiles, but apparently some Jewish had moved in and demanded that those in that church obey the Jewish law, including such things as circumcision.  Paul says it is not about earning God’s love through obedience to laws but accepting God’s grace.  Sometimes an inner voice tells us we’re not worthy, but Paul insists we are free from such burdens: “You are called to freedom!”  It isn’t a matter of whether we deserve to be a part of the church, but that we accept the God-given grace and are thus relieved of such burdens as whether we are worthy.  As Methodists, John Wesley spoke and wrote extensively about types of grace, so that in Methodism, grace is in our DNA.  The question for us is how to respond to God’s grace given freely to us.    (NOTE: Reflecting the importance of the Word, the video begins with the scripture, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.  NOTE:  Due to technical issues, the videos of both services do not begin at the beginning.  We hope to correct that and get complete videos up when we can.)


  • Galatians :5:13-15, 22-26


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Free to Bear Fruit (scripture, Children's Moment and sermon)