Galatians 5:13-26 (AD 48) Religious people don’t merely disagree with the Biblical doctrine of salvation through grace, by faith alone. They’re horrified by it. I’ve had conversations when, after I explain grace, they looked at me like I’d just said my wife told me I could sleep with other women. The idea of grace, one … More Day 194: Grace or License?
Galatians 4:21-5:12 (AD 48) The two parts of this passage are where Paul continued the theme of grace versus the law that was his focus since chapter two. You – he told the Christians – have a gift in the same divine way that Abraham and Sarah had a gift. Not by trying to force … More Day 193: Don’t Sleep With Your Wife’s Maidservant
Galatians 4:1-20 (AD 48) Before Jesus came to earth, God made hundreds of promises over hundreds of years, about the Messiah who would come to save his people. The people’s trust and love, evidenced by obedience, brought prosperity to the Jewish people in the Promised Land. However, it all rested on a promise. Countless people … More Day 192: The Damnable Magnet of False Religion
Galatians 3:23-28 (AD 48) “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (v.28). In the early church, many people suffered grievous discrimination and persecution … More Day 191: All One in Christ Jesus
Galatians 3:1-22 (AD 48) What’s the problem with the law of God? It shows is that we are hopeless, doomed, incapable of pleasing God. So why was the law given? To show that we are hopeless, doomed, incapable of pleasing God… …and thus entirely reliant on God’s grace, given because of Jesus’ death and resurrection. … More Day 190: When Free isn’t Free
Galatians 2:11-21 (AD 48) All may have looked great in Gentile-Jewish Christian relations until Peter blew it, distancing himself from his Gentile brothers and sisters by refusing to eat with them when the Judaisers turned up. He showed himself, for a time, to be a hypocrite who turned other Jews (even Barnabas) into a hypocrite … More Day 189: Peter Messes Up Again