Galatians 4:1-20: Sons and Heirs

In our last study, we saw how Paul surveyed 2000 years of Old Testament history from Abraham to Moses and finally to Christ. He showed how God had given Abraham a promise that through His descendant all the nations of the earth would be blessed. He then gave the law through Moses which, far from Read More …

Galatians 3:1-14 – The Centrality of the Cross

A question came up last week, whether the maxim “Once Saved Always Saved” is correct. In other words, if a person is saved, is it possible for them to lose their salvation? We will address this question when we look at Gal 3:3-4. Let me just say this for now. This question has a theoretical Read More …

Gal 1:3-10 – Only One Gospel

Paul Wishes His Readers “Grace and Peace” (Gal 1:3) We just completed an introduction to the book of Galatians by looking at Gal 1:1-2. Here Paul greets the Galatian church, and reminds his readers that he is an apostle of Jesus Christ who was directly appointed by Jesus. He goes on to greet the Galatians: Read More …

Galatians 1:1-2 – Introduction to Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

Here is a recording of the session. Notes of the content are below. We are beginning a new study of Paul’s letter to the Galatians, and today we will focus on what we can look forward to learning from this study. Here is the first sentence in Cole’s commentary of Galatians. “The epistle to the Read More …

Step 25: Salvation and God’s Plan for Our Life

My friend, let us sit quietly and think about this most precious gift of salvation and the promise of eternal life God has so amazingly given to us freely. Salvation – being saved – is a free gift from God!  It is not a reward for our good deeds or self-denial. There is absolutely nothing Read More …