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Galatians – Live by Faith in Christ

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Have you ever had a difficult conversation where you needed to explain to someone what they are doing wrong and how to fix it? The Apostle Paul had a similar situation with the Galatians. And he was straight with them and got to the heart of the matter. Conflicts like this remain the same today. Find out what the issue was, and how it was resolved in this message.

Points To Ponder…

Keep the Cross in Clear Focus

Faith is the Foundation of Our Salvation

Accept your Inheritance and Blessing

About The Series

Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you. –

Galatians 5:1

The Apostle Paul, a zealous persecutor turned courageous pioneer, with his church planting team, were taking the message of Jesus far beyond the confines of Jerusalem’s walls. Their journey brought them to a region known as Galatia, modern-day Turkey, where people in towns and cities such as Pisidian Antioch, Iconium, Lystra and Derbe enthusiastically responded to the Gospel.

Now a few years later, Paul hears that these believers had fallen captive to a pernicious teaching that was creating havoc right across the early church. Simply put, Christ is not enough. Followers of the way were obligated to observe the markers of Judaism, including circumcision, kosher food laws and the Sabbath. These were to be prerequisites for fellowship in the church, even for these new followers of Jesus.

Paul’s letter to the churches in Galatia is often blunt and sometimes indignant, and often one is caused to wince and the straight-talking of the Apostle to his brothers and sisters. For Paul, the very gospel is at stake; Christ is enough. Addition to Christ subtracts Christ. Whatever one thinks needs to be added will result in questioning the adequacy of Christ.

‘Christ is enough’ is the maxim. Easier to say than to live by. That’s why we have Galatians!

Resources

Read Galatians 3:1

What can happen when you take your eyes off Jesus?

Read Galatians 3:13-14

Why is it important to receive Abraham’s blessing?

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