Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2011-09-28 ILC Chapel — Our hope is not in…

2011 Chapels -
Our hope is not in the Law. Our hope is in righteousness by faith in redemption through Christ.


Date : 2011-09-28
Speaker : Professor John Pfeiffer

Galatians 5:1–6 (Listen)

Christ Has Set Us Free

5:1 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 justified1 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.


[1] 5:4 Or counted righteous


Hymn: TLH 370, st. 1,4: My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less Organ Audio

1. My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

4. When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found,
Clothed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne!
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.