- Galatians 3:23-29 All in the Family (Wagner)
"Rudy" was a young man who dreamed to play football at Notre Dame. Unfortunately his small stature kept him out of the starting lineup. In the last game of his senior year, his teammates convinced the coach to let him in the game with only a few seconds left. It was a tremendous moment in his life. Paul is saying here that when it comes to faith, everyone is Rudy.
- Galatians 3:23-29 How Wide Is Your Circle? (McLarty)
How wide is your circle … your circle of inclusion … your circle of influence? That's what I'd like for us to think about this morning. How inclusive are you of people of other beliefs and values … of other races, nationalities and lifestyles? How inclusive ought you to be?
- Galatians 3:26-29 Transcending the Tribe (Bowen)
NOTE: This appears to be a sermon about the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12). However, I include it here, because it fits the emphasis of the Galatians text that "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28).
- Galatians 3:27-29 The Gift of Family (McLarty)
One of the critical stages of growing up is to accept the fact that your parents are not gods – never have been, never will be. They don't have all the answers, they can't leap tall buildings in a single bound, they're not always going to be there to bail you out. Bottom line: Give your parents the respect that's due them, but pay your ultimate allegiance to God.
- Galatians 3:27-28 Making Meaning (Bowen)
Having nurtured his father through his father's last weeks, Stein said, "If you care about the people in your life who have cared about you, that by itself is an incredibly successful, great life. That by itself is more than winning prizes and money." That seems to me consonant with what that man of Galilee is about.