Galatians 5:6-9: How does faith work through love? The answer to this question solves the “Love and Respect” challenge are marriages face today as well as enhances our understanding of the connection between faith and love. This week we explore Paul’s perspective on the relationship between our faith and our love.
Galatians 5:3-5: Falling from Grace? What does that mean? If you grew up in a home where falling from grace meant backsliding by not going to church enough you might be surprised at the biblical definition of falling from grace! This week we will explore Paul’s perspective on this as well as discover the significant difference between faith and hope.
Galatians 5:1-2: It is for freedom that Christ set us free? But free from what? This week Paul moves from a defense of the doctrine of justification to practically applying the principle of freedom to our lives. Through the lens of some of the world’s most renowned theologians like Calvin, Luther, Dallas Theological Seminary and even a brief introduction to Barth, this week these verse come alive!
Galatians 4:27-31: Paul continues in part 2 of an allegory that put the icing on the cake of his arguments against the Judaizers. Referring back to Genesis, the first book of the Torah, and even referencing the book of Isaiah, Paul contrasts the lineage of Sarah and Hagar and beautifully illuminates the power of grace over the slavery of the law.
Galatians 4:21-26: Paul uses an allegory in these verses to put the icing on the cake of his arguments against the Judaizers. Referring back to Genesis, the first book of the Torah, Paul contrasts the lineage of Sarah and Hagar and beautifully illuminates the power of grace.
Galatians 4:17-20: In these verses we find out the Judaizers are actually trying to influence the Galatians by splitting them from Paul. A common contemporary challenge in many churches when a faction attempt to sway opinion and garner political support within church organizations. Paul addresses not only this issue but the issue of the nature of Christ being formed in the Galatians. Paul presents in these few verses a powerful and contemporary message applicable to every church and Christian today.