Rick Adams’ Galatians Bible Study Blog

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Galatians 5:1-16

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

Galatians 4:8-20

November 2, 2019 Paul’s Concern for the Galatians 8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. 9 But now that you know God—or rather are known by God—how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? 10 You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! 11 I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you. 12 I plead with you, brothers and sisters, become like me, for I became like you. You did me no wrong. 13 As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you, 14 and even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me with contempt or scorn. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if [...]

By |November 2nd, 2019|Categories: Galatians Bible Study|0 Comments