Galatians Study (8 of 18). Galatians 3:25-29: But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, (26) for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. (27) For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. (28) There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (29) And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.
Galatians 4:1-7 I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, (2) but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. (3) In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. (4) But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, (5) to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. (6) And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” (7) So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
Galatians Study (7 of 18). Galatians 3:10-14 For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” (11) Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.” (12) But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” (13) Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— (14) so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.
Galatians Study (6 of 18). Galatians 3:15-24 To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. (16) Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to your offspring,” who is Christ. (17) This is what I mean: the law, which came 430 years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void. (18) For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise. (19) Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary. (20) Now an intermediary implies more than one, but God is one. (21) Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. (22) But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. (23) Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. (24) So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.
Galatians Study (5 of 18). Galatians 3:1-9 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. (2) Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? (3) Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? (4) Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? (5) Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith— (6) just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”? (7) Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. (8) And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” (9) So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
Galatians Series (Study 4 of 18). Brother Kenneth Magwood leads a study about a powerful confrontation between Paul and Peter. The dangerous teaching of the Judaizers had caused apostles like Peter, and even Paul's traveling companion Barnabas to stray from the faith. At hand was the very salvation that came through Jesus: a salvation by grace through faith. Paul reminded Peter, and all of us, that our heritage is not what matters, it is our inheritance that does.
Galatians Series (Study 3 of 18). Brother Niles leads a study of Paul's life example. As Paul wrote to the Galatians, one of the serious issues that needed to be addressed was Paul's own character. Apparently, some thought Paul was inconsistent with the faith, and he needed to prove his apostleship and allegiance to Jesus instead of to men. You can continue to study with great sermons here, and check back weekly to find new content on our sermon page. Blessings to you this week!
Galatians Series (Study 2 of 17). Our Galatians series started this Sunday with Paul's opening words about the gospel. Christians everywhere must strive for the pure and simple faith that was delivered once and for all. When we seek to add to or take away from the gospel, the apostle Paul warned that we will be accursed. With such sober teaching, we place our hope in a risen savior who can save anyone who is willing to hear, believe, and obey the gospel! Check out our page on worship to find out the next available times you can join us for these Galatians studies.
Galatians Series (Study 1 of 18). Why did Paul write the book of Galatians? There was a very specific reason that the Holy Spirit inspired Paul to write this epistle, and it's application is just as relevant now as it was almost two thousand years ago. Follow along as we study the background of this epistle and the first five verses which form a brief introduction. There is also a Power Point file for download if you would like to utilize it.
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