Rick Adams’ Galatians Bible Study Blog

Rick Adams’ Galatians Bible Study Blog2019-11-02T18:30:21+00:00

Galatians 5:26-6:5

When I undertook this idea of creating a Bible study blog on Paul's letter to the Galatians, it was my intention of checking in every month or so with a new post.  Alas, life happens!  Suffice to say, I have been unable to maintain that plan, and I'm embarrassed to say that this is my first new post since December. But thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, I'm working from home more often, and I actually have a little time to invest in the projects that were back-burnered.  With that said, let's dig into the epistle again. I've included the last verse of chapter five with the first five verses of chapter six because it seems to lead nicely into the words Paul is about to share, words that begin to conclude this epistle. Remember the issue Paul was addressing to the churches in the region of Galatia?  Judaizers had infiltrated this church, leading some away [...]

By |March 21st, 2020|Categories: Galatians Bible Study, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Galatians 5:26-6:5

Galatians 5:1-25

In the first four chapters of Galatians, Paul goes to great lengths to remind his readers that Christians are saved only by faith in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus – and not in any way by our adherence to a written code of conduct. Our standing before God is based solely on the merits of Christ, which means that from God’s perspective, we are holy, sinless, blameless…righteous!  But that raises the question:  Can Christians do anything they please?  Without guidelines?  It’s essentially a question that asks how we as children of God are to live and put our “freedom” into practice. That’s where Paul is going in Galatians 5. Christ Has Set Us Free Galatians 5:1-6 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 2 Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. 3 I testify again to every man who accepts [...]

By |December 28th, 2019|Categories: Galatians Bible Study|0 Comments

Galatians 4:21-31

Example of Hagar and Sarah 21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. 23 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise. 24 Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. 25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. 27 For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear;     break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more     than those of the one who has a husband.” 28 Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of [...]

By |November 30th, 2019|Categories: Galatians Bible Study|0 Comments