The Curse of the Law (Galatians, Part 29)

This week we continue exploring the book of Galatians using a question-and-answer format. 12 But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on…

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Bringing in the Nations (Galatians, Part 26)

This week we continue exploring the book of Galatians using a question-and-answer format. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” 9 So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of…

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OK God, I Got This From Here (Galatians, Part 25)

This week we continue exploring the book of Galatians, this time turning to New Testament scholar N.T. Wright for an illustration that helps explain Paul’s exasperated questions in Galatians 3:2-3. In those verses, Paul says: “Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with…

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Beginning and Ending by the Spirit (Galatians, Part 24)

This week we continue exploring the book of Galatians using a question-and-answer format. 3:1O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. 2 Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? 3 Are…

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Do Not Nullify the Grace of God (Galatians, Part 23)

This week we continue exploring the book of Galatians using a question-and-answer format. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose. How exactly might someone “nullify the grace of God”? If you “nullify” something, it means you render it useless or take…

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