Stay The Course - Stick With The True Gospel
The early church made an enormous impact on the world for the glory of God. Souls were powerfully saved and disciples were made who multiplied the powerful influence of God throughout the world. But somewhere along the line the church took a wrong turn. We see evidence of this wrong turn even in the early church. Paul wrote to the Galatians to warn them that they were getting off course. Galatians is a letter with vital course corrections. The way of the Lord can be winding at times. But God is always there to keep us on track. It’s only if we take a wrong turn and get off of God’s course that we are in danger of jumping the track and wrecking. When we look at the church today and the state of Christianity in general, we can too often liken it to a train wreck. We have taken a wrong turn. We are off course and hurtling out of control. The passengers on the train are suffering from motion sickness due to the constant directional changes and unsteadiness of the route we are taking. And we are not making the stops God has mapped out for us to rescue the lost, the sick, those dying in their sins. We’ve lost our direction and purpose. We’re on a track that leads to a cliff and a fatal fall. The time is short and the end is near. Only a course correction from God can save us. That saving course correction is found in Paul’s letter to the Galatians. The message of Galatians is Stay the Course - Stick with the True Gospel.