Gene Cunningham - June 10, 2003
If we compromise the truth we diminish the power of the Gospel. Judiazers added keeping the law to the gospel (Acts 15:1-5). Key verse is Gal 2:16 - justification by grace through faith. Relevance in our time Gal 5:1. Outline: Chapters 1-2 Personal, Chapters 3-4 Doctrinal, Chapters 5-6 Practical. Immediate defense of his apostleship (Gal 1:1-5), also contains the gospel. Paul stresses his independent calling through the Father and Son. The message of the gospel is by Grace; Christ's act of substitution giving Himself; the result is justification - we are rescued out this present evil age. The resurrection is proof (Rom 4:24-25). Peace comes from stability which comes from the truth; Galatians had no peace (Gal 1:5-6) because some were twisting the gospel (2Co 11:4, 2Co 11:13-15) and put themselves under a curse (Gal 1:9, Gal 3:10, Deu 11:26-28, Exo 19:4). Paul got both his apostleship and message from God (Gal 1:10-12). Paul's life change gave him credibility (Gal 1:13-16). God equipped Paul like we have to be (Gal 1:17-24).
Scripture References: Galatians 1:17-24, Galatians 1:5-6, Galatians 1:13-16, Romans 4:24-25, Galatians 1:10-12, Galatians 1:1-5, Exodus 19:4, Galatians 5:1, Deuteronomy 11:26-28, Galatians 2:16, Galatians 3:10, Acts 15:1-5, Galatians 1:9
From Series: "Galatians - The Truth and Power of the Gospel - Hot Spring AR - 2009"
This series was given at Grace Bible Church of Hot Springs Arkansas in November 2009.