Galatians

   Galatians

Lesson Number

Class Date

Subject

Galatians 98

Aug 14, 16

Gal summary cont'd (end series)

Galatians 97

Aug 14, 16

Verse by verse reading of Galatians chapters 1-3 with summary overview. Needing to counteract the Judaizers' false accusations, Paul opens his epistle with a defense of his apostolic authority and message—both of which had divine, not human, origins. He provides a summary account of his personal history, the events surrounding his conversion, and the opposition he faced from those who insisted on keeping the law. But, Paul affirmed, justification is through faith, not by works, as is evidenced by Abraham.

Galatians 96

Aug 7, 16

Communion. US Coast Guard’s Anniversary honored. Gal 6:17-18: Paul's Concluding Remarks to Foe and Friend. Paul was in anguish over the harm caused by the Judaizers, and he wanted it stopped. Stoned, beaten repeatedly, imprisoned, and left for dead, the dedicated apostle bore the scars of his faith in service to the Lord. (Acts 14:19; 16:22; 2 Cor 11:24ff). His critics, on the others hand, did not.

Galatians 95

Aug 7, 16

Setting the facts straight: the bombing of Hiroshima. Gal 6:14-16: Second and Third Major Contrasts between Paul and the False Teachers. Prior to his salvation, Paul, with his manifold accomplishments, had much to offer the world; but now—crucified to the world—he no longer could offer the world what it desired. It isn't circumcision that matters, explained the apostle, but the believer's position in Christ as a new creation. Peace and mercy are available for those who advance according to grace and G/HS.

Galatians 94

Jul 31, 16

Gal 6:12-14. A vast difference exists between law and grace: the law, taught Paul, was a ministry of death; grace a ministry of life (2 Cor 3:6f). The Judaizers boasted that keeping the law was necessary, but they themselves failed to do so. These false teachers had no sincere concern for the Galatians but merely wished to glory in their own religiosity. Boasting for Paul, on the other hand, was based on the cross of Christ. The things that once mattered to this former Pharisee were as nothing compared to his new life in Christ.

Galatians 93

Jul 31, 16

Gal 6:11-12. In his final argument to the Galatians, Paul presented four contrasts between himself and the Judaizers. His intention was to cause the Galatians to repudiate false teachers and accept his apostolic authority. He evidenced his personal concern for the Galatians by drawing attention to his large letters that he himself had written. By contrast, the Judaizers were a bossy bunch of men pleasers falsely claiming to be Christians.

Galatians 92

Jul 24, 16

Eph. 4:13-16 [Gal. 6:10]. The goal of equipping believers is to attain a unity of maturity, both individually and as a local body, using the LJC as the role model. We must not be as naïve children, vulnerable to the falsehood of Satanic doctrine; rather, our lives should be characterized by truthfulness. The church body will fail to function effectively and grow properly apart from all believers using their spiritual gifts.

Galatians 91

Jul 24, 16

Eph 4:11-16 (Gal 6:10). At the inception of the Church, the Lord distributed spiritual gifts. Some, such as apostles and prophets, were temporary; others, including evangelists and pastors, have continued throughout the Church Age. These permanent gifts manifest in a three-stage process: When those with teaching and leadership gifts serve assembled believers, these believers, in turn, are then prepared to use their spiritual gifts; the result is the edification of the body of Christ.

Galatians 90

Jul 10, 16

Gal 6:9-10; 1 Tim 5:3-8. In light of the fact that we shall reap reward if we are persistent in doing good, Paul emphasizes that right now, today, is that opportunity. As long as God gives us life, we have the chance to produce the fruit of the Spirit. The Greek ergazomai of 6:10 implies that exertion and determination is expected in the doing of divine good. We are duty bound to do good for all—believer and unbeliever alike, but the priority is for those within the Church family.

Galatians 89

Jul 10, 16

Gal 6:9 (cf. 2 Thess 3:13). Paul commands believers not to become discouraged in the spiritual life. The apostle himself was hardly immune to despair, enduring hardship and opposition in his ministry. While doing good works, which is evidence of the fruit of the Spirit, we must not grow weary. Daily we encounter resistance from the cosmic system and the sin nature, but quitting is not to be considered an option. God promises that we will reap rewards (JS/C) if we remain devoted to our spiritual lives and produce divine good.

Galatians 88

Jun 26, 16

Gal 6:8. The Law of the Harvest continued. In 2 Cor 9:6-11 Paul expounds his teaching on giving using the agricultural analogy of sowing and reaping. His motive was not for his sake—that he, an apostle, should receive more, but for the sake of the generous believer who will himself receive a greater harvest. The more one sows the more one reaps, whether in sin or to the Spirit. The former produces corruption; the latter everlasting life.

Galatians 87

Jun 26, 16

Gal 6:7. How does a spiritual believer demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit within the church? Paul gives instruction on the third area of practical service: the believer is responsible for financially supporting the one who teaches God's word. The law of the harvest says that he who is not generous in giving is being self-deceived. As the product of our own decisions, we will reap what we sow. God measures success not by material gain but by obedience to Him.

Galatians 86

Jun 12, 16

Gal 6:5-6; Eph 2:4-10. Is two-way accountability part of the spiritual life or secular psychology? What does it mean to be a disciple and who is responsible for accomplishing it? We are to encourage and comfort one another, but that does not mean that we are to hold others accountable. As spiritual believers, we should be zealous for good works (Tit 2:14). We who are taught the word of God have a responsibility to financially support expository teaching—in particular, the pastor (1 Cor 9:14). For it is the word of God that anchors the body of Christ.

Galatians 85

Jun 12, 16

Gal 6:4-5. As believers we already have our hands full with daily examination of our own spiritual lives. We are not to evaluate others; for when we are judgmental, hypocritical, or self-righteous, it is impossible for us to function in the body of Christ. The question is if the work we are doing is contributing to human or divine good (1 Cor 3:8-15). All of us will stand before the JSC to answer for how we have shouldered our own load (2 Cor 5:10). God doesn't give us more than we can bear with the help of His word and G/HS.

Galatians 84

Jun 5, 16

Communion. The importance of taking time to pray, without which, we cannot succeed in the Christian life. Gal 6:3—thinking yourself to be something when you are nothing. Which is more important, one's actions or the attitude from which the action flows? The arrogant is hypersensitive, failing to exhibit patience and humility under pressure. Conversely, the mature believer has a biblical opinion of himself; that is, he esteems others more highly. There is no basis for pride in the spiritual life; it is destructive and results in self-deception. Firstly, we need to have our eyes on the Lord; and secondly, our concern should be for others.

Galatians 83

Jun 5, 16

Gal 6:2. "Is there something I can do to help?" asks the compassionate believer to the one who carries an oppressive load. Paul's mandate to bear one another's burdens emphasizes the closeness and interdependence of the church family. A primary purpose of the body of Christ is for believers to be ready to help—by so doing we fulfill the law of Christ. The numerous "one another" imperatives (e.g., encouraging, submitting, forgiving) are effective when there is an assembling of the local body (Heb 10:24). We learn from the comfort that we receive from God how to comfort others (2 Cor 1:3ff).

Galatians 82

May 29, 16

Memorial Day remembered. Gal 6:1-2. As one would mend a fishing net to restore it to order, so the mature believer has been commanded to help restore other believers trapped in sin. Realizing that we are all vulnerable and capable of failing, restoration must be done with an attitude free of arrogance. We are to be grace oriented and gentle as we help the struggling believer be restored to fellowship. The body of Christ is designed to be mutually supporting and unified.

Galatians 81

May 22, 16

Armed Forces Day. Gal 6:1. Like the woman caught in adultery (Jn 8:3) so too is the one caught in sin—in particular the susceptible Galatians who were swallowing the false doctrine of Jewish legalists. Paul obligates the spiritual believer (i.e., the one walking by the Spirit) to restore the believer who has had a fissure in his spiritual life. He is to do so with humility, compassion, and patience, that the one caught can be mended and returned to fellowship within the body of Christ.

Galatians 80

May 22, 16

Armed Forces Day remembered. Gal 5:25-6:1. What is the distinction between "being filled by the Spirit" and "walking by the Spirit"? Just as you can go to the gym, not apply yourself, and not benefit, so you can be filled by the Spirit and not produce fruit. Learning and applying are two different steps in the spiritual life. The spiritual believer strives to build up others, rather than tear them down.

Galatians 79

May 15, 16

Gal 5:23-26. Like to speak your mind? Being honest is a virtue; being brash is not. G/HS develops in the believer the fruit of self-control that we may restrain ourselves from sinful impulses in word, thought, and deed. Moving to the doctrine of positional truth, Paul teaches that our identification with Christ enables us to have victory over sin (cf. Rom 6:1-14). He exhorts the believer to walk by the Spirit, not by the empty-glory of conceit.

Galatians 78

May 15, 16

Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness (Gal 5:23). This fruit, found in several of Paul's lists (e.g. Col 3:12; Tit 3:2), is not a weakness but a strength of character. While gentleness is incorporated into the meaning of "prautes" (Gk), it is better translated "thoughtfulness," "humility," or "consideration." It is the quality of not being overly impressed by a sense of one's own self-importance, and is manifested through toleration of others without being easily offended.

Galatians 77

May 8, 16

Mother's Day remembered: Aquila and Priscilla—a model for marriage as a team; wisdom personified as a woman (Pr 31). Fruit of the Spirit: Faith (Gal 5:22). The Gk is not faithfulness but faith, meaning the Bible doctrine in our souls that we believe. This fruit is the foundation for the other characteristics listed. Throughout Paul's epistles the emphasis wasn't on how much his readers listened, but on the production that resulted from learning the Word and G/HS.

Galatians 76

May 8, 16

Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness and Goodness (Gal 5:22). Similar to mercy, kindness is being helpful and gracious towards others. It is based on God's character and His kindness towards us as the example, not whether a person is deserving of it. The believer who produces goodness is characterized by generosity and looking out for the needs of others, instead of exalting self. These qualities are cultivated through God's word and G/HS.

Galatians 75

May 1, 16

Communion. Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering (Gal 5:22). More literally understood as "a long distance between you and wrath," makrothymia can also translated patience. Although patience is a quality most believers have in short supply, this fruit of the Spirit brings eternal rewards. A critical component of our spiritual lives, patience enables us to endure difficult situations and forgive others.

Galatians 74

May 1, 16

Gal Washington's Inaugural Prayer of 1789. Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, and Peace (Gal 5:22). Virtue love as produced through G/HS is based on knowledge, not emotion or the other person's lovability. Inner happiness is independent of one's circumstances and doesn't mean the absence of trials; it is dependent rather on the believer's relationship with God. A gift from God that defies human understanding, the believer's tranquility (peace) rests in the assurance that God loves us, is in control, never makes mistakes, and knows best.

Galatians 73

Apr 24, 16

The Fruit of the Spirit: Love and Joy (Gal 5:22). As believers we are expected to love one another, which we cannot do apart from knowing God (1 Jn 4:8). When we love virtuously, that is, unconditionally and Spirit filled, we exhibit the same nature as the Father. Knowing that we can never be separated from God's love (Rom 8:37f) allows us to approach life with an inner happiness and optimism, even when in adversity. We can be tranquil and content knowing that we have the God of the universe providing for us.

Galatians 72

Apr 24, 16

Report on Send the Light CEF benefit concert. Producing the Fruit of the Spirit: Gal 5:19-23. Do you want to progress in your spiritual life? Similar to getting physically fit, you need to apply yourself and resist the lusts of the flesh. But even honorable deeds not done by means of G/HS are rejected by God. Jesus teaches His disciples that in order to produce the character of God, which is the goal, the believer must abide in Him (Jn 15:1-8).

Galatians 71

Apr 17, 16

Gal Doctrine of Inheritance (Gal 5:21). On the one end is salvation; on the other, glorification; in between is the believer's experiential sanctification. How we are living our spiritual lives today determines our future inheritance. Numerous passages show that Paul is not addressing loss of salvation, but loss of rewards in the kingdom of God. Reigning with Christ is contingent upon our performance; it is for those who overcome.

Galatians 70

Apr 17, 16

Doctrine of Inheritance. Ben Franklin—was he a deist? 1 Pet 1:3-6. Peter addresses the expectation of our eternal inheritance. Will experience in eternity be the same for all believers? Paul teaches that believers who continue in a lifestyle of sin will do damage to their eternal inheritance. A look at how "kingdom" is defined in the Old and New Testaments. Arminian and Calvinism's erroneous theologies that salvation is by works.

Galatians 69

Mar 20, 16

Report from 2017 Chafer Seminary Pastor's Conference. The importance of having properly prepared pastors in the pulpits. What does Paul mean by "will not inherit the kingdom of God"? Understanding the context of Gal 5:19-21. Paul is contrasting two different manners of life: either walk by the Spirit or fulfill the lusts of the flesh. Loss of eternal inheritance is an incentive for believers to discontinue the works of the flesh.

Galatians 68

Mar 13, 16

Gal 5:19-21; Jas 1:2-15. Using the Word of God to combat lusts of the flesh and adversity. The destructive nature of sexual, religious, attitudinal and social sins. Is Paul really addressing believers with this list of 19 sins and what does he mean by "practice"? We can and must overcome our areas of weakness, that we may grow and be used by the Lord.

Galatians 67

Mar 6, 16

Communion. Gal 5:19. Paul's List of Sexual Sins. The immoral and impure works produced by our sin nature—with thoughts preceding the act—are well known ("evident") to God. [Lesson abbreviated due to meeting.]

Galatians 66

Feb 28, 16

Gal 5:16-21. Under the law the only option was to live by the flesh, but now, Paul informs the Galatians, they have another option—to live by the Spirit. Continuing to address experiential sanctification, Paul lists works of the flesh that will cause the believer to lose his eternal inheritance. Contrasts between the lust of the flesh and fruit of the Spirit. Categorization of sins: sexual, religious, mental attitude, and social.

Galatians 65

Feb 7, 16

Communion; Gal 5:16; Walk by means of the Spirit; List of Sins

Galatians 64

Jan 17, 16

Rom 6:1-11; Gal 5:16. The unique ministries of G/HS in the Church Age: baptism by means of G/HS, indwelling of G/HS, and filling of G/HS. Can you receive the gift of speaking in tongues in the Church Age? Does the NT Greek support two different baptisms of G/HS? Trends of the sin nature: asceticism vs lasciviousness. Eternal vs temporal relationship with Christ.

Galatians 63

Jan 10, 16

Doctrine of the Sin Nature. Trichotomy, the human spirit, spiritual death, and total depravity examined. The makeup of the soul: self-consciousness, conscience, mentality, and volition. Is emotion housed in the body or the soul? Sin changed man constitutionally, permeating every aspect of his being. The believer has been made spiritually alive; he still possesses a sin nature, but is no longer a slave to sin.

Galatians 62

Jan 3, 16

The Origin of Sin. Although Adam and the woman were created with absolute righteousness and without a sin nature, they chose to disobey God and incurred the penalty of spiritual death. The four curses at the Fall: serpent, woman, ground and Adam (Gen 3:14-19). It was at the instant of Adam's sin that he acquired a sin nature which is then passed genetically to the rest of mankind.

Galatians 61

Dec 27, 15

Gal 5:16-18. Sin and the sin nature defined. When we violate the character of God and His absolute standard we sin, whether by mental, verbal or overt action. Inherent to our sin nature is the propensity to assert our independence, whereby we determine right and wrong. Sin, which originated with Satan, is ultimately against God.

Galatians 60

Dec 6, 15

Communion. 1 Cor 3:16; Gal 5:16; Eph 5:18. The Indwelling and Filling Ministries of G/HS. The indwelling occurs once at the moment of salvation and is a permanent possession. The filling of G/HS, on the other hand, depends on our volition. He assists the believer in learning, recalling, and applying the Word of God so we can produce the fruit of the Spirit.

Galatians 59

Dec 6, 15

Pearl Harbor remembered and Islam today. Jn 4:3-15; Gal 6:15. Ministries of God the Holy Spirit continued: baptism, sealing, distribution of spiritual gifts, and the indwelling.

Galatians 58

Nov 29, 15

Ministries of G0d the Holy Spirit to the believer, beginning with regeneration and baptism by means of G/HS. At the moment of regeneration, G/HS creates in us a human spirit to which is imputed eternal life. In addition, He is the means by which we are identified with Christ's death, burial and resurrection. This isn't just abstract theology, but these ministries have very significant implications for the believer's life.

Galatians 57

Nov 29, 15

Report from PCBC's 200th Anniversary. Gal 5:16-18. Instead of fulfilling the desires of the flesh, Paul teaches that believers must progress by means of G/HS. The Spirit does not control the believer, but helps him to apply Bible doctrine. The contest is between what the believer naturally desires to do and what the Word of God has taught him to do. Walking in the Spirit is a grace oriented life and antithetical to being under the law.

Galatians 56

Nov 22, 15

Gal 5:16-ff; Walk by mean of God the Holy Spirit; Give thanks to God

Galatians 55

Nov 15, 15

Gal 5:15 Using God's Freedom to Live in Righteousness

Galatians 54

Nov 15, 15

Gal 5:13-14. Paul has devoted the first part of his epistle to stating that we are not under the Mosaic Law. Why then does he quote the Law (Lev 19:18) in support of his mandate for believers to serve one another in love? The Mosaic Law's overall purpose was spiritual maturity. It is by means of Christian love, through G/HS, that the intent of the Mosaic Law finds its fulfillment. Our freedom should not be used as a license to sin. We need to get our eyes off of ourselves and be concerned about others.

Galatians 53

Oct 25, 15

Gal 5:8-12. Paul is confident that not only would the Galatians return to correct thinking regarding grace, but the one who was confusing them would pay. Did Paul teach circumcision to other Jews as was alleged? It wasn't circumcision that Paul opposed, but attributing to it salvific value. To expose the ludicrous, legalistic position of the Judaizers, he suggested they castrate themselves.

Galatians 52

Oct 25, 15

Gal 5:6-9. The Galatians had begun their race of the Christian life well—a spiritual race demanding self-control and discipline—but were hindered by false doctrine. Paul compares the results of legalistic false teaching to leaven that spreads and permeates all the churches.

Galatians 51

Oct 18, 15

Gal 5:6. Does the Jewish believer who is circumcised have an advantage over the Gentile believer who is uncircumcised? Paul taught that circumcision counts neither for justification nor sanctification. The Bible doctrine in our souls, that is expressed through virtue love, on the other hand, does have meaning in the spiritual life. Doctrine of Eternal Security—our unbreakable relationship with God; He cannot cancel the salvation of any believer.

Galatians 50

Oct 18, 15

Gal 5:4-5. What does Paul mean that the Galatians are estranged from Christ and have fallen from grace? Rather than relying on the grace provisions of G/HS, the Galatians have chosen to live the spiritual life in the power of the flesh. By the Spirit and Bible doctrine, advancing believers confidently await ultimate righteousness, i.e. glorification.

Galatians 49

Oct 11, 15

1 Cor 6:9-11; loss of rewards. The three stages of salvation reviewed. Gal 5:2-3. Was Paul opposed to circumcision? If the Galatians attempted to live their spiritual lives through keeping the Mosaic Law, they would be living according to the flesh and not G/HS. Furthermore, in moving from the freedom of grace, they would indebt themselves to keeping the entire law.

Galatians 48

Oct 11, 15

Gal 4:28-5:1. In an effort to prevent the Galatians from re-enslaving themselves to the Mosaic Law, Paul commands they stand fast in their freedom. Lordship salvation described as an example of today's yoke of bondage. Principles of Christian Liberty: as believers we no longer need to be enslaved to sin; freedom was secured by Christ's finished work on the cross.

Galatians 47

Oct 4, 15

Communion; Review of Gal chapters 3 and 4

Galatians 46

Oct 4, 15

Review of Gal chapters 1 and 2

Galatians 45

May 10, 15

Gal 5:1. After having laid the ground work contrasting grace and law, Paul appeals to the Galatians to stand fast in the spiritual freedom which they have in Christ. The yolk of bondage for the Galatians was the Mosaic law; for us today, it is faith plus works for justification or lordship salvation. Principles regarding Christian liberty: believers have a choice to either live by their sin nature or G/HS.

Galatians 44

May 3, 15

Gal 5:1-6; three stages of salvation or sanctification;

Galatians 43

Apr 26, 15

Doctrine of Inheritance cont'd. While the first type of inheritance is guaranteed to all believers, the second is conditional. It is dependent upon post-salvation obedience and enduring with Christ. Passages reviewed promising crowns of reward, as well as the potential for loss of inheritance. Because we love the Lord, we should want to serve Him to the best of our ability

Galatians 42

Apr 19, 15

Gal 4:1-7 Doctrine of Inheritance

Galatians 41

Mar 29, 15

Gal 4: the use of the OT in the NT cont'd

Galatians 40

Mar 22, 15

Gal 4: the use of the OT in the NT

Galatians 39

Mar 15, 15

Gal 4:21-31. The Four Different Ways NT Writers Used the OT. Hagar, the woman of slavery, represents bondage to the Mosaic Covenant. The Abrahamic Covenant represents grace, with Sarah as the heavenly solution. As Abraham had to separate Ishmael from Isaac, so the Galatians need to separate from the Judaizers' legalism.

Galatians 38

Mar 8, 15

Gal 4:21-24. Paul uses a biblical allegory of two sons by two women to illustrate the principle of legalism vs grace. The Galatians can either go the route of Hagar & Ishmael, that is faith plus works; or of Sarah & Isaac, which was according to the promise and power of God. A tour of these historical events through Genesis.

Galatians 37

Mar 1, 15

Communion. Gal 4:11-20. Instead of embracing the new way of life, the Galatians want to return to being slaves. Paul appeals to them to follow his example and no longer live under the law. Initially they were affectionate in their welcoming of him, but now—because of the Judaizers—they are rejecting him.

Galatians 36

Feb 15, 15

Gal 4:8-11. NT passages highlighting justification, sanctification, and glorification. The Judaizers were influencing the Gentile Galatians to observe the Mosaic calendar. Lent and fasting—a means to impress God without spiritual significance. Every day is a holy day for the Church Age believer.

Galatians 35

Feb 8, 15

Update on local GNCs. Gal 4:4-7. Doctrine of Redemption reviewed & concluded. Additional results of redemption: it is the basis for the believer's eternal inheritance, Christ's victory in the angelic conflict, and the believer's resurrected body.

Galatians 34

Feb 1, 15

Communion. Doctrine of Redemption cont. Redemption is the basis for the forgiveness of sins, justification, and sanctification. Eph 5:22-27; the wife's willing submission to her husband, and the husband's selfless, sacrificial love for his wife.

Galatians 33

Jan 25, 15

Gal 4:4-5; Doctrine of Redemption cont.

Galatians 32

Jan 11, 15

In Gal 4:4-5 Paul introduces the unfolding of God's redemptive plan. The Father, in accordance with His timing, commissioned the Son to be incarnated by means of a virgin birth and to live under the law. Christ has set free those who were enslaved under the law so that they could receive sonship. Doctrine of Redemption: What is redemption and when did it occur? Are unbelievers redeemed? What was the purchase price?

Galatians 31

Jan 4, 15

Gal 4:1-5; heirs, children, guardians and stewards

Galatians 30

Dec 28, 14

Gal Gal 3:26-29. Paul teaches that all previous spiritual distinctions are erased; the Gentiles now belong to Christ. Doctrine of the Baptism of G/HS expanded. The importance of us being "in Christ"—as the LJC has victory over sin, so can we.

Galatians 29

Dec 14, 14

Gal 3:26-27. The Galatians are in the body of Christ as adult sons—not children under the Mosaic Law, and because they have been baptized by G/HS they are equal heirs of the Abrahamic Promise. Doctrine of the Baptism of G/HS delineated.

Galatians 28

Dec 7, 14

Communion Service; Gal 3:23-25; Purpose of the Mosaic Law

Galatians 27

Oct 12, 14

Gal 3:19-22; Purpose of the Mosaic Law

Galatians 26

Sep 21, 14

The signing of the U.S. Constitution commemorated. Gal 3:15-18. Paul argues that the blessing received through the Abrahamic Covenant—our relationship with Christ, is not annulled by the Mosaic Covenant. The Ab. Cov. is permanent; God's character assures His contracts will be fulfilled.

Galatians 25

Sep 14, 14

Gal 3:10-14; Paul cites biblical support for justification by faith; Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Mosaic Law

Galatians 24

Sep 7, 14

Communion service; Gal 3:10; Paul’s use of OT passages and heroes to support his position

Galatians 23

Aug 31, 14

Gal 3:7-9; Abraham is the father of all believers, both Jew and Gentile; justification by faith preceded circumcision and the giving of the Abrahamic Covenant

Galatians 22

Aug 24, 14

Gal 3:5-6; Abraham’s belief credited for righteousness before he left Ur; justification and sanctification are not from keeping the Mosaic Law

Galatians 21

Aug 17, 14

Gal 3:1-5; judgment, positional sanctification, and experiential sanctification

Galatians 20

Aug 10, 14

Ps 138:1-8; Gal 3:1-4; doctrine of the foolish believer

Galatians 19

Aug 3, 14

Communion Service; Gal 3:1-4; foolish and deluded Galatians

Galatians 18

Jul 27, 14

Summary of Paul's logic in Ga 2:15-21. Must something be added to Christ's work on the cross? Paul argues justification by grace. The doctrine of union with Christ negates works. The doctrine of legalism delineated and contrasted with the spiritual believer.

Galatians 17

Jul 20, 14

Gal 2:20-21; Rom 6:1-11. Paul teaches that the bel is neither justified nor sanctified by the works of the law. When Christ died for the sins of the world, we were positionally crucified with Him. We have a new identify in Christ; no longer are we slaves to our sin nature. Legalism nullifies the grace of God.

Galatians 16

Jul 13, 14

Gal 2:16-19; Justification by or through faith; mosaic Law not the means of the spiritual life in the Church Age

Galatians 15

Jul 6, 14

Communion Service; Gal 2:16; justification by faith

Galatians 14

Jun 29, 14

Gal 2:15-16; Justification

Galatians 13

Jun 22, 14

Gal 2:11-16; Revised timeline for Paul and Peter; Paul reminds Peter the Mosaic Law is no longer a requirement for the spiritual life.

Galatians 12

Jun 15, 14

Flag Day and Father’s Day; Gal 2: 11-14; timeline for Paul and Peter

Galatians 11

Jun 8, 14

D-Day Commemoration; Gal 2:1-12; Paul defends his apostleship because of the attacks of the Judaizers; goes to Jerusalem to meet with Church leaders

Galatians 10

Jun 1, 14

Communion service; Gal 1:15-24; review the divine call; Paul’s special revelation in Arabia, not from apostles in Jerusalem

Galatians 9

May 18, 14

Gal 1:15-17; doctrine of the divine call

Galatians 8

May 11, 14

Gal 1: 15-16; knee-high to a grasshopper and other figures of speech

Galatians 7

May 4, 14

Communion; Gal 1:11-15; God’s specific actions in Paul’s life; ek koilia study

Galatians 6

Apr 27, 14

Gal 1:10-14; Paul responds to accusations from the Judaizers with a mastery of Greek debating skills

Galatians 5

Apr 20, 14

Gal 1:8-9; Paul warns of false doctrine; History of Patriot's Day; Resurrection Day

Galatians 4

Apr 13, 14

Gal 1:6-7; Paul appalled at the Galatians fall for the legalistic Judaizer’s false teaching

Galatians 3

Apr 6, 14

Communion Service; Gal 1:1-5; a study of Paul’s greetings in his epistles

Galatians 2

Mar 30, 14

Gal. 1:1-5; Paul establishes his apostolic authority

Galatians 1

Mar 23, 14

Gal. 1:1; Introduction to book