Galatia

{IN GALATIA}

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  1. Controversy in Galatia - {PDF Copy} - (The key issue in Galatia is whether Gentiles must be circumcised and keep some, at least, of the deeds required by the Torah)
  2. Rescued from this Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (Paul anchored all that God has done in the resurrection of Jesus, which also inaugurated the Messianic Age - Galatians 1:1-5)
  3. Preaching a Different Gospel - {PDF Copy} - (The Judaizing faction in Galatia was preaching a message that deviated from the apostolic tradition and perverted the true Gospel – Galatians 1:6-12)
  4. Even an Angel - {PDF Copy} - (Paul warned the Galatians not to heed any gospel that deviated from the one preached by him - even if it came from an angel)
  5. Circumcision - Cutting Issue - {PDF Copy} - (With the new era inaugurated by Jesus, circumcision is no longer the sign of membership in the covenant community)
  6. Justified From Faith - {PDF Copy} - (Paul presents the points of agreement and disagreement with his opponents in the assemblies of GalatiaGalatians 2:15-21)
  7. Having Started in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The receipt of the Spirit while in an uncircumcised state is irrefutable proof that Gentiles are accepted by God AS GENTILES)
  8. Evidence of Sonship - {PDF Copy} - (The Gift of the Spirit among the Galatians demonstrates they are the sons of God and the heirs of the Covenant promises)
  9. Doing the Whole Law - {PDF Copy} - (Anyone who is under the Law is obligated to keep all its required deeds and rituals, and therefore, risks coming under its curse)
  10. The Spirit of Promise - {PDF Copy} - (The Promise of the Spirit is one of the blessings of Abraham promised by God for the nations and the children of the Patriarch)
  11. The Spirit of Life - {PDF Copy} - (The Spirit of God imparts life, especially the everlasting life of which the Gift of the Spirit is the foretaste and guarantee)
  12. Covenant Heirs - {PDF Copy} - (With the outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, the blessings for all nations promised to Abraham commenced)
  13. Abraham's Seed - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the promised Seed of Abraham, the heir of the covenant promises, and receipt of the inheritance is based on faith in Him)
  14. Why, Then, the Law? - {PDF Copy} - (If a man is not justified from the works of the Law, what was the purpose of the Torah given through Moses at Mount Sinai?  Galatians 3:19)
  15. The Limits of the Law - {PDF Copy} - (The jurisdiction of the Mosaic regulations over the covenant community reached its limit with the arrival of Jesus, the true seed of Abraham)
  16. Heirs in Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Returning to the custodianship of the Law would mean rebuilding the wall of separation between Jews and Gentiles)
  17. Rebuilding Walls - {PDF Copy} - (Insisting on a Torah-observant lifestyle will result in the restoration of the old social barriers and distinctions between Jew and Gentile)
  18. Fullness of Time - {PDF Copy} - (The Law was an interim stage with a termination point, the Fullness of Time when Jesus redeemed those who were under the Law)
  19. Rudiments of the Old Era - {PDF Copy} - (The Messianic Age dawned in Jesus, and calendrical rituals and other Levitical regulations belong to the obsolete old order)
  20. This Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (The death of Jesus signaled the commencement of the messianic age with consequent changes in the status of the Law and God’s people)
  21. Spirit and Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (From the start, the promise of the Spirit has been integral to redemption and the Covenant of God with His people)

Roman Temple - Photo by Antonio Sessa on Unsplash
[Roman Temple - Photo by Antonio Sessa on Unsplash]