• Greg Powell

    Contributing sermons since Apr 17, 2012
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Calvary Baptist Church
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415

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  • Modern-Day Legalism (Part 2)

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2020
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    Legalism is potentially such a damaging, deceitful, and depressing way to view the Christian life.

    INTRO: I’ve tried to be very clear and practical at each point in this topic about what legalism is, what it does, and what it looks like. We spent the last message covering the statements a legalist might say, the specifics of legalism as far as the actual fundamental definitions of this way of more

  • Modern-Day Legalism (Part 1)

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2020
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    We have seen how legalism in Paul’s day added works to salvation, but that is largely not what modern-day legalism is in the church now. Legalism for us applies in the area of how we perceive our sanctification and how we portray our spirituality to others.

    INTRO: I need to explain what is going on with the next couple of messages. We have dipped our toe in the water of legalism as it has been addressed in the book of Galatians so far. I am going to take a couple messages and jump into the entire pool of what legalism looks like for us today. We more

  • Slaves To Sons

    Contributed on Aug 26, 2020

    To be a slave your entire life is devastating and discouraging. To be under the guidance of a schoolmaster is frustrating and limiting. But to be a son or daughter, to have a Heavenly Father, that’s a relationship you can enjoy for eternity.

    INTRO: I want to start the message with an excerpt of an email I received a few weeks ago where someone shared a brief glimpse of their spiritual maturation in regard to the topics we’ve been centered on for the last couple months. I enjoyed it very much then, and believe it could serve as a great more

  • The Identity Of Faith

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2020

    There is an identity crisis in our country. I believe that our racial problems are a result of an unbiblical view of our identity. This passage has long been used to rebuke a racist and bigoted view of the gospel.

    INTRO: Galatians 3 has been a history lesson through the Old Testament. One of the more complicated chapters of Paul’s writings, it’s been a difficult hike, but like many hard journeys, there is a rewarding view at the end. We have climbed the mountain peaks of Abraham and Moses and have seen more

  • The Importance Of Faith

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2020
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    Paul anticipates the Judaizers next objection since they were huge fans of the law of Moses. In general, they recognized the importance of the Abrahamic covenant, but they gave priority to the Mosaic covenant. This led them to emphasize law over faith.

    INTRO: We have seen the interrogation of faith and the illustration of faith and today we’ll see the importance of faith. Next week is the identity of faith. What Paul has been hammering home in Galatians is that we are saved by faith and not by works. This is the distinguishing hallmark of more