Gal 5:13-26: Spiritual Fruit

Over the last five and a half chapters, Paul has systematically established that the Christian gospel is about the fact that salvation is a completely free gift. This gives every Christian freedom. Freedom from the penalty of sin. Freedom from a guilty conscience. So Paul went on to say “it was for freedom that Christ Read More …

Gal 4:21 – 5:12: Freedom In Christ

Paul is completing his argument about the freedom we have in the gospel in the remaining part of Galatians chapter 4. This section is difficult for two reasons. Firstly, it assumes a lot of Old Testament knowledge. It references Abraham Sarah, Hagar, Isaac, Ishmael, Mount Sinai and Jerusalem. The other reason this passage is hard Read More …

Gal 2:11-20: We Are Justified Only By Faith

The Situation (Gal 2:11-13) Part of the life of the early church was that they participated in a communal meal called an “Agape Feast”, or “Love Feast”. Here the whole congregation came together to share a meal prepared from them pooling whatever resources they had. For some slaves, this may have been the only nice Read More …

Step 22: The Lord Jesus Gives us Victory Over Satan

Yes!  Praise God!  Our Redeemer came to free us from Satan’s bondage! We, who are saved, are no longer slaves to Satan.  We now belong to Lord Jesus!  We are God’s children under His care! Lord Jesus gives, us the power not to sin anymore! Satan is a defeated enemy! The Bible also calls Satan Read More …