Contributed by Carl Willis on Apr 25, 2007 (message contributor)
Contributed on Apr 25, 2007
The opening of Paul’s letter to the Galatian churches reminds us that we have been rescued from the snares of sin.
Rescued Galatians 1:1-5 April 25, 2007 Background • Paul and Barnabas had just completed their first missionary journey • Visited cities in Galatia (modern day Turkey) • Paul had been accused of diluting the gospel to make it more appealing to Gentiles • Galatians was written to respond to ...read more
2. Don't Fall For That
Contributed on May 2, 2007
The lure of false teaching. Many fall for teaching that is false, because they have not examined the teaching or the teacher.
Don’t Fall for That!!! Galatians 1:6-10 May 6, 2007 Galatians 1:6 (HCSB) I am amazed that you are so quickly turning away from Him who called you by the grace of Christ, and are turning to a different gospel- The Lure of False Teaching The Judaizers Taught Christ ...read more
Contributed on May 8, 2007
The transformation of the Apostle Paul from Saul the persecutor was undeniable.
Transformed Galatians 1:11-24 May 13, 2007 Galatians 1:11-12 (HCSB) Now I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel preached by me is not based on a human point of view. For I did not receive it from a human source and I was not taught it, but it came by revelation from Jesus ...read more
4. No Longer Bound
Contributed on Jun 6, 2007
There is no need for hypocrisy. We are no longer bound to the law, but instead redeemed by our death with Christ.
No Longer Bound Galatians 2:11-21 June 6, 2007 Galatians 2:11-12 (NLT) But when Peter came to Antioch, I had to oppose him publicly, speaking strongly against what he was doing, for it was very wrong.  When he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile Christians, who don’t bother with ...read more
5. It's All About Faith
Contributed on Jun 20, 2007
We receive the Holy Spirit through our faith in Christ, yet we settle so many times for trying to live out a works based Christianity.
It’s All About Faith Galatians 3:1-10 June 24, 2007 Galatians 3:1 (NLT) Oh, foolish Galatians! What magician has cast an evil spell on you? For you used to see the meaning of Jesus Christ’s death as clearly as though I had shown you a signboard with a picture of Christ dying on the cross. ...read more
6. The Curse Of The Law
Contributed on Jul 10, 2007
The law could never justify, but instead brought condemnation.
The Curse of the Law Galatians 3:10-18 July 11, 2007 Galatians 3:10 (NLT) But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under his curse, for the Scriptures say, "Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all these commands that are written in God’s Book of the ...read more
7. The Law Served Its Purpose
Contributed on Jul 17, 2007
The law was given for guidance until Christ completed His work on the cross.
The Law Served Its Purpose Galatians 3:19-26 July 18, 2007 Galatians 3:19-20 (NLT) Well then, why was the law given? It was given to show people how guilty they are. But this system of law was to last only until the coming of the child to whom God’s promise was made. And there is this ...read more
8. Part Of The Family
Contributed on Jul 24, 2007
By faith we have become the adopted sons and daughters of God. We are no longer slaves, but heirs of the Kingdom.
Part of the Family Galatians 3:27-4:7 Galatians 3:27-28 (NLT) And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have been made like him.  There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female. For you are all Christians—you are one in Christ Jesus. Together as One - ...read more
9. Your Old Ways
Contributed on Jul 31, 2007
The old ways of doing things are familiar and comfortable. The Christian must beware of their lure and their bondage.
Your Old Ways Galatians 4:8-20 Galatians 4:8-10 (NLT) Before you Gentiles knew God, you were slaves to so-called gods that do not even exist.  And now that you have found God (or should I say, now that God has found you), why do you want to go back again and become slaves once more to ...read more
10. Same Daddy...different Promise
Contributed on Aug 8, 2007
Ishmael and Isaac. Offspring of the same biological father, but recipients of a different promise.
Same Daddy… Different Promise Galatians 4:21-31 Galatians 4:21-23 (NLT) Listen to me, you who want to live under the law. Do you know what the law really says?  The Scriptures say that Abraham had two sons, one from his slave-wife and one from his freeborn wife.  The son of the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 14, 2007
You’ve been set free! Now go out and serve someone.
Freedom Galatians 5:1-15 Galatians 5:1 (NLT) So Christ has really set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law. Don’t Go Back • Christ has set you free – You are no longer bound to the law – You can choose to enslave yourself ...read more
12. The War Within
Contributed on Aug 22, 2007
The battle for control wages within each of us. Will we be led by the Spirit or will we follow after our own fleshly desires?
The War Within Galatians 5:16-26 August 22, 2007 Galatians 5:16-18 (NLT) So I advise you to live according to your new life in the Holy Spirit. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.  The old sinful nature loves to do evil, which is just opposite from what the Holy ...read more
13. Helping One Another
Contributed on Aug 29, 2007
Everyday we have the opportunity to give life or take life, simply by our willingness to lend a hand and shoulder the burdens of another.
Helping One Another Galatians 6:1-10 Galatians 6:1 (NLT) Dear brothers and sisters, if another Christian is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. Off ...read more
14. The Only Thing That Matters
Contributed on Sep 5, 2007
The centrality of the cross. Our works, deeds and actions do not make us righteous. It is only in the cross of Christ that we can boast.
The Only Thing that Matters Galatians 6:11-18 Galatians 6:11-12 (NLT) Notice what large letters I use as I write these closing words in my own handwriting.  Those who are trying to force you to be circumcised are doing it for just one reason. They don’t want to be persecuted for ...read more