May 7th, 2012
You were doing so well until someone talked you out of obeying the truth. This persuasion did not come from Him who calls you.
We must always be careful who we listen to. Over the years my wife and I have spent countless hours correcting strange beliefs held by immature Christians.
Continue reading Be careful whom you listen to! Galatians 5:7-9
March 26th, 2012
Tell me now, you who have become so enamored with the law: Have you paid close attention to that law? Abraham, remember, had two sons: one by the slave woman and one by the free woman. The son of the slave woman was born by human scheming; the son of the free woman
Continue reading Legalism versus freedom: Ishmael or Isaac? Galatians 4:21-31
February 20th, 2012
Chapter Four; Verse 4:1–7 Children who are under age are no better off than slaves, even though they are heirs of everything their parents own. They have to obey their guardians and teachers until the time their parents have set. That is how it was with us before Jesus came. We were like children—slaves to
Continue reading Learning to walk in freedom, part 9: Galatians 4:1-7
February 13th, 2012
This week we talk a bit about the bondage of the law and why God gave it to us. HINT: It was not to bring about a “good” or “perfect” society. It certainly was not to bring life or any of the fruit of the Spirit. ____________________________________
The law was given through angels
Continue reading Learning to walk in freedom, Part 8: Galations 3: 19b-29
February 6th, 2012
Today we talk about two things where most people really mess up: covenants & morality. God‘s solution is always unique and edifying. ___________________________________
Galatians 3 Verse 3:15
Dear brothers and sisters, here’s an example in human terms. Just as no one can set aside or amend an accepted contract, so it is in this case.
Continue reading Learning to walk in freedom, Part 7: Galatians 3:15-19a
January 30th, 2012
Trying to please God by obeying the Law puts you under a curse. The Scriptures say, “Everyone who doesn’t obey everything in the Law is under a curse.”
This is another little Old Testament nugget from Deuteronomy 27:26. Remember that the Law includes the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus,
Continue reading Learning to walk in Freedom: Part 6 Galatians 3:10-14
January 23rd, 2012
As we continue our study of Galatians we come to the place where Paul is really upset with the people he taught. He calls them stupid which was much stronger than lack of intelligence. But let’s allow Paul to talk to us again. _____________________________________________
Chapter Three: Verse 3:1
You stupid Galatians! I told you exactly
Continue reading Learning to walk in freedom, Part 5: Galatians 3:1-9
January 20th, 2012
Have the ones you feel called to serve been vaccinated with religion?
We all know what a vaccine is in this day and age. The basic principle is simple: if you place some dead disease into a person’s body, the body will react as if it were alive and do its best to fight it
Continue reading Are your people immune? Only Jesus can break that yoke!
January 16th, 2012
Today we get into one of the core verses of scripture: Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with the Messiah. I no longer live, but He lives in me.” Until we understand this transaction, it is hard to move forward in our walk in the Kingdom. ______________________________
(Galatians 2 continues) Verses 2:15–16
We are Jews
Continue reading Learning to walk in freedom: Part 4 Galatians 2:15-21
December 28th, 2011
This is the first part of a verse by verse study of Galatians from Learning to Walk in Freedom I will be posting a new part every Monday morning by Noon. All unreferenced scripture quotes are from my own paraphrase, “Modern Viking Paraphrase” [MVP]
Letter of Paul to the Galatians: Chapter One Verse 1:1–5
Continue reading Learning to Walk in Freedom: Part 1 Galatians 1:1-10