The Mission of Summit View Church is “To equip and empower the body of Christ to lead and impact every sphere of life with Gospel-Centered Living.” If you’ve been around church culture for any length of time, you might find yourself a bit desensitized to a phrase like “Gospel-Centered living.” We invite you not to dismiss it so quickly, but rather to take a moment to sit with it and consider the implications of what a life centered around the Gospel might actually look like. It is a life free from the burden of relying solely on our own efforts, plans, objectives, and experiences. The Gospel invites us to trade the yoke of striving for one that is easy and light and cultivates a soul at rest (Matthew 11:28-30). When we choose to live apart from the power of a Gospel of grace, we lose sight of our salvation, our ability to change, and our access to a life of freedom. This is exactly what was happening in the church at Galatia. Having initially embraced the good news of salvation through faith alone, the Galatians found themselves deceived by false teachers. The Gospel of grace once preached to them by Paul, became distorted by an attempt to re-burden the Galatians with a religion of works. In his letter to the Galatians, Paul unabashedly calls out the false teachers and pleads with the Galatians to return to the pure simplicity of the Gospel of grace. Throughout the text, Paul resolutely builds his defense, driven by the knowledge that a gospel without grace is void. It is the very heart of the gospel and why Jesus came!