Category Archives: Galatians

In Due Season

Ask me about the law of the harvest and I’m pretty quick to respond, “You reap what you sow” (Gal. 6:7). Not going to get carrots from flower seed. Don’t count on cherries if all you’ve planted in the orchard … Continue reading

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Good Theology, Great Transformation

Paul’s concern was less about theology and more about transformation. Not to say that Paul wasn’t contending for the true gospel of God when he wrote the church at Galatia, but, more importantly, he was laboring as an expectant motherĀ about … Continue reading

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In Step with the Gospel

It was a big deal. And he had to be called on it. Though Paul valued Peter’s right hand of fellowship, he could not stand by silently when Peter took a wrong turn–not if it implied something about the gospel … Continue reading

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We Will Reap!

It strikes me as a bit ironic that a letter which so passionately defends grace and exposes the folly of works as a means to righteousness should wrap up with so many commands to obey. This morning, overlooking the ocean … Continue reading

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A Temporary Guardian

It was added because of transgressions. It imprisoned everything under sin. It held everyone captive. That’s how Paul, in the latter part of Galatians 3, explained the purpose and the dynamics of the law. Far from being given as the … Continue reading

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Half Bought?

The Galatians were confused. Paul likened it to having been “bewitched.” Someone had come to them with a “new gospel” which apparently made a lot more sense to them — I guess because the gospel they first believed seemed too … Continue reading

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Of No Advantage To You

It’s kind of an “out there” type of statement. Seems a bit over the top. But then again, that’s kind of how Paul’s coming across in this letter. If the epistle to the Galatians were an email I think you’d … Continue reading

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