Biblical Inspiration 1 ~ I WILL SING OF MY REDEEMER ~ Message: Truly Free ~ The Moody Church

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Biblical Inspiration 1 ~ I WILL SING OF MY REDEEMER ~ Message: Truly Free ~ The Moody Church
 Sunday, March 15, 2015


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Truly Free  

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Message: Truly Free   
Scripture: Galatians 5
Speaker: Dr. William Bertsche

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Service Insert

March 15, 2015


Prelude Marianne Kim, organ
Herzliebster Jesu, Op. 122, Nr. 2 (Johannes Brahms)
“Come Sunday” (Duke Ellington)

Invocation Dr. William Bertsche  

When I Think About the Lord”

In Christ Alone”

God of Grace”

Scripture Reading Romans 5:1–11 (ESV) Shana A. Green

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person – though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die – but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

I Will Sing of My Redeemer”

How Great Is Our God”

Pastoral Prayer Dr. William Bertsche

Offertory Marianne Kim and Jiwon Park, piano duet
“Now Thank We All Our God” (arr. Mark Hayes)

 “Glorify Thy Name”

Truly Free
Galatians 5
Dr. William Bertsche

The Same Love”


Postlude Marianne Kim, organ
Fugue in g minor, BWV 542 (J.S. Bach)

Sermon Notes

March 15, 2015


Message: Truly Free   

Scripture: Galatians 5

Speaker: Dr. William Bertsche

Galatians 5 ESV 
Christ Has Set Us Free

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified[a] by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion is not from him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. 10 I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is. 11 But if I, brothers,[b] still preach[c] circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. 12 I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!

13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

Keep in Step with the Spirit

16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy,[d] drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Pastor To People

March 15, 2015

Testimonies are powerful things. A testimony in a court of law can be the difference between life and death for an accused person. A testimony of God’s work in one’s life is the story of how God through Jesus brought us from spiritual death to eternal life. There is often nothing more encouraging and inspiring to share with someone than the stories of how God has answered prayer, displayed His grace, and proven His love for us.

Such stories should be shared with others—not only because they emphasize how great and loving our Heavenly Father is, but because they are a wonderful way to fulfill the biblical command to “stir up one another to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24).

Look for the ways the Father is at work in your life and make them known to others. Together we can celebrate the work of God in ourselves and others.

For His glory,

Bill Bertsche
Executive Pastor

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