August 08, 2021 PM
(#2 in series)
GALATIANS: IT IS FOR FREEDOM THAT CHRIST SET US FREE
The Foundation of Freedom, Part 2
The key verse is Galatians 5:1: “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.”
Galatians is about freedom. It either addresses attacks against freedom, how the gospel brings freedom, warnings about losing freedom, or encouragement to embrace freedom in Christ.
What is the context of Galatians?
- The author is the Apostle Paul. (v. 1)
- Galatians was written around AD 49.
- The audience was the “churches of Galatia.” (v. 2)
- The purpose was to confront Judaizers, restate the __ of the gospel, and challenge Christians to embrace their __ in Christ. (vv. 3-5)
__ is why you are saved (Ephesians 2:8); __ is the result of your salvation (Romans 5:1).
In the opening 5 verses of Galatians, Paul covers the 4 parts of salvation.
- God’s sovereign __ to save.
- Jesus’ __ for our sins.
- The appointment of __ to testify to that salvation is possible through Christ.
- God’s gift of __ to those who believe in Jesus.
What do we gain by studying Galatians?
- We’re taught key __ of the faith.
- We’re reminded of the power of the __.
- We’re warned of __ teachings that can derail your faith.
- We’re welcomed into our __ in Christ.