We live in a world in which darkness covers the Earth and thick darkness is over the peoples. People are confused about many things, including the most basic things and the most important things. For example, a google search for: “what’s the right way to live?” provided these gems of wisdom: There is no right or wrong way to live.
Introduction To Galatians; The Author Of This Letter; The Recipients Of This Letter; Paul’s Greeting; The Problem Identified - Legalism; The True Message Contrasted To False Messages; A Very Strong Warning; Paul’s Defense Of Himself And His Message; Paul Received His Message By A Revelation Of Messiah Rabbi Paul of Tarsus was one of the greatest men who ever lived.
Paul Defends Himself And His Message; He Knows The Difference Between Legalistic Religion And True Religion; Paul’s Message Was Not Influenced By Anyone; Paul’s Message Was Approved By The Key Leaders; They Recognized Paul As An Equal And As A Partner And As The Apostle To The Gentiles Why did Paul write this letter? The Holy Spirit had used Paul
The Arrival Of Judaizers/Legalists In Antioch; A Confrontation Between Two Great Apostles; Paul Is Not Inferior To Peter; Saved And Justified By Grace And A Faith-Based Response And Not Torah-Observance; Living By Faith And Empowered By Messiah - Not Human Effort The Holy Spirit had used Paul and members of his team to bring the Gospel, the Good News, the
Paul Continues Defending Himself Using Some Shocking Statements; He Reminds The Galatians How They Started Their Journey Of Faith; He Uses The Torah And The Experience Of Abraham To Teach Them That Salvation Always Came By Faith, Not Works; The Abrahamic Covenant, Which Precedes The Sinai Covenant, Offers Salvation Through A Promise Of The Coming Of The Messiah, Not Through
Reasons The Sinai Covenant Was Given: It Was Added Because Of Transgressions; It Was Our Guardian; It Kept Us In Custody; It Was Incapable Of Imparting Life; It Was Given Through A Mediator And Angels; We Are No Long Under Its Authority; We Have A New Faith; We Are Abraham’s Spiritual Children; We Are Mature Children Of God; All Of
Sinai Covenant Law Keeping Is For The Spiritually Immature; Knowing God And Accepting His Principles Is For the Spiritually Mature; We Are God’s Children And Heirs; We Have The Spirit Of God Living In Us And He Creates Intimacy With God And Power For Right Living; Don’t Enslave Yourself With Obligatory Sinai-Covenant Law-Keeping! God’s grace and our faith-response to Him
Paul Asks The Galatians To Become Like Him; To Treat Him The Way They Did At First; To Be Loyal To Him, Not To The Judaizers/Legalists; They Must Not Put Themselves Under Sinai Covenant Law-Keeping; They Should Learn From The Torah Using Sarah And Hagar, Isaac and Ishmael As Metaphors The Holy Spirit had used Paul and members of his
Live As Free People, Not Slaves; Don’t Substitute Law Keeping For Messiah; Live Freely; Live Purely; Live Lovingly; Live by the Spirit! On July 4th, Americans celebrate our independence from the control of England. The problem is that we are still not entirely free. What I means is that not only US citizens, but all peoples, are under the control
Living Freely, Purely, Lovingly; Living By The Spirit; The Fruits Of The Old Nature And The Fruits Of The Spirit; Crucifying The Old Nature With Its Corrupt Desires; Living In Step With The Spirit And With The Other Members Of Messiah’s Community You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. Live freely. You don’t need a long list
The Only Right Way To Live - By The Spirit; The Fruits Of The Old Nature And The Fruits Of The Spirit; Crucifying The Old Nature With Its Corrupt Desires We live in fallen world that is satanically controlled and in rebellion against God and under a curse. Human beings are members of a fallen race. Here’s why: Very early
Most human beings have an intuitive sense of the basics of right and wrong. That knowledge is written on their hearts, and impressed on their conscience. As a result, they have some desire to live the right way, but they struggle to live the right way. The problem is that although we know many of the right things to do,
Gently Restoring People Who Sin; Carrying Others’ Burdens; Don’t Compare Yourself To Others; Sowing To The Spirit, Not The Flesh; Boasting Only In The Cross; A Final Prayer God has made it possible for us to live by the Spirit - to get close to God and stay close to God and live a God-honoring, fruitful life. One of the