Rick Adams’ Galatians Bible Study Blog

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

Galatians 6:12-18

Galatians 6:11-18 In the Cross of Christ I Glory! 11See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand! 12Those who want to impress people by means of the flesh are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 Not even those who are circumcised keep the law, yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your circumcision in the flesh. 14May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which] the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. 16Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule—to the Israel of God. 17From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. 18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. [...]

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: Galatians Bible Study|2 Comments

Galatians 6:6-10

6 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor. From a distance, we’re able to observe how Christianity and the Gospel is brought to people in places all over the world. The Gospel is delivered to people in sub-Saharan Africa in a much different way than it is in America, (and many may argue that it’s done in a more efficient way.) The Christian Church in the United States is declining.  We see it at Trinity in reduced numbers of people worshiping (even when there’s no pandemic!)  In 2008, 77% of Americans identified as Christian.  Just 10 years later, that percentage dropped to 65%, and it’s still declining.  To make matters worse, the number of pastoral candidates graduating from our Concordia seminaries is shrinking, causing many churches to merge.  My brother said that while he was in seminary (about 12 years ago) he was told that most [...]

By |April 21st, 2020|Categories: Galatians Bible Study|Comments Off on Galatians 6:6-10

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
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Go to Top