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Galatians 1:1

Galatians 1:1

Paul has a unique ministry to the gentiles. He was the only apostle that was called by the risen ascended and glorified Lord Jesus and by God the Father. Paul was given the profound mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generation. He was the man chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

He was not appointed during Christ's earthly ministry nor read more...

Galatians 1:4

Galatians 1:4

Paul is not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for he knew that it is the power of God unto salvation for all who believe. Paul received revelation of the Gospel of grace directly from God and not from the twelve apostles or from any other eye-witnesses of Christ's earthly life.

But just as it is today, there were those in Paul's time who questioned his authority.. because he did not receive the gospel he taught from Christ's read more...

Galatians 1:6

Galatians 1:6

Paul does not pull his punches when he challenges the Galatian believers on their readiness to depart from the unchangeable, truth of God's Word to a false gospel. He marvelled at the rapidity with which they turned from the glorious gospel of God's grace:- by faith alone in Christ's finished work at Calvary, to a different gospel, which was not an optional alternative, but a totally false gospel. This was a departure from the truth, which was leading read more...

Galatians 1:7

Galatians 1:7

Paul taught the Galatian believers that salvation is from the Lord and that it is received as a free gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ. He taught them that salvation was only through the blood of the Lord Jesus, shed at Calvary and His glorious resurrection from the dead. Paul clearly taught that that salvation was a gift of God for all who would believe in His name.

Paul had also taught that salvation was to glorify God read more...

Galatians 1:8

Galatians 1:8

How important it is to be immersed the Word of God and to search out the glorious truths that are contained within its pages, but the serious consequences of perverting the truth of the Gospel of Christ (Who died for our sins, was buried for three days and rose from the dead) with a false, legalistic gospel, is fiercely criticized and condemned by Paul.

When the good news of the Gospel of the grace of God is distorted and read more...

Galatians 1:9

Galatians 1:9

It was pretty obvious that the false teaching that was infiltrating the Church at Galatia was a particularly serious error. Unlike Paul's other letter to different churches which gives various commendation.. there are no introductory greetings which commend these believers but an almost immediate verbal assault on their erroneous practice. Paul marvelled that they had so quickly turned away from the true gospel of God, which he himself had taught them.. to a read more...

Galatians 1:10

Galatians 1:10

The Galatian Christians were being targeted by legalistic Jews, who were not only spreading a fabricated gospel; a distorted doctrine and a false Christ to Christians in the Church, but were deliberately seeking to discredit Paul, and the unique ministry and mission, to which he had been commission, by the Lord Jesus Christ, Himself.

To put it bluntly, the spirit of antichrist had infected the Church.. and doctrines of demons had read more...

Galatians 1:11

Galatians 1:11

After a short and pithy introduction to his Galatian epistle, Paul jumps right into his serious concern about the Galatian believers' hasty departure, from the simple gospel of grace, to another teaching.. that perverts the truth.

So distressed was the apostle with this doctrinal error, that he wrote.. that if any man preached any other gospel.. than the one he, himself had delivered - let him be accursed.

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Galatians 1:12

Galatians 1:12

Galatians is an epistle that effectively, eloquently and authoritatively defends Paul's apostolic credentials, for the doctrine he teaches in all his epistles was not received in any way, shape or form from any human source.. nor by the teachings of any other man.

Paul had been present at Stephen's defence of the gospel and no doubt had heard certain teachings from Peter, John, James and other early church leaders. He had been read more...

Galatians 1:15

Galatians 1:15

The apostleship of Paul was truly unique. Every other apostle, including Matthias (who was the person that the eleven disciples chose to replace Judas), were men who had been with Jesus from the very start of His ministry.

With the exception of Paul, all the apostles were with Jesus from the very beginning.. when John was baptising in the wilderness, until the day that Christ ascended into heaven - and all were witness read more...

Galatians 1:16

Galatians 1:16

Paul was a chosen apostle of God. However, he was often required to defend His apostolic calling in those early days of the Church, because.. in the opinions of many, his credentials did not fit in with their perceived expectations of what an Apostle should be. This was especially the case in Galatia, where many legalists and Judaizers found it very difficult to accept that a change in God's management had taken place.

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Galatians 1:17

Galatians 1:17

The apostle Paul had a ministry that was distinct from the other disciples, who accompanied the Lord Jesus from the beginning of His earthly ministry. In various of his epistles, he emphasized that he was given his gospel, by special revelation, directly from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Although his message does not conflict with the teaching of the other apostles, Paul was independent of them, in many respects, and was the one and read more...

Galatians 1:18

Galatians 1:18

Paul's authority was challenged by Judaisers in Galatia, who distorted the truth of the gospel, by persuading believers to add works of the law to the gospel of grace, and so he presented a series of arguments in defence of his message, ministry, apostleship and doctrine.

One by one Paul listed the evidences supporting his apostolic authority and detailing events following his conversion, on the road to Damascus - when he read more...

Galatians 2:3

Galatians 2:3

The question of legalism was perhaps the most important issues in the early church, that needed to be addressed. Jews that were steeped in the Mosaic Law were prepared to add elements of Christianity to their Judaism, by believing in Jesus for the forgiveness of sin, but they were not prepared to live by faith alone - preferring to revert back to the Law, as they lived out their daily lives, through works of the flesh. Foolishly they chose to read more...

Galatians 2:4

Galatians 2:4

Although much of Paul’s ministry was independent from the other apostles of Christ, there was always a fundamental unity between them, and his visit to the Holy City, and attendance at the Jerusalem Council, demonstrates the importance of Christian unity through doctrinal purity.

Following his conversion and the years he spent in Arabia, Paul began to minister around Syria and Cilicia. However, he read more...

Galatians 2:8

Galatians 2:8

All Christ’s chosen apostles were men who accompanied the Lord Jesus from the very beginning, until the day He ascended into heaven. They all witnessed His resurrection and were all men who travelled with Jesus when He started to go in and out among them, during John the Baptist’s ministry - when he challenged the lost sheep of the house of Israel to repent of their sins, for the kingdom of heaven read more...

Galatians 2:9

Galatians 2:9

Paul had been entrusted to go to the gentiles and preach the gospel of grace to ‘the uncircumcised’, while Peter had been given a responsibility towards Israel – ‘the circumcised’. Both were empowered by the same Spirit of God and He it was who equipped both men for their respective ministries.

It was necessary for both Peter and read more...

Galatians 2:11

Galatians 2:11

Both Peter and Paul were apostles of Christ, who had been called and chosen by the Lord, but like every one of us, they were also able to slip back into carnality and sin – and like each of us, there were times when they also had to be corrected by another brother in Christ, and re-examine their faith – to see if they were adhering to the truth of the gospel, or being led astray, into legalism.

After Paul had been so gloriously saved on the road to read more...

Galatians 2:16

Galatians 2:16

The Law had been given to Israel through Moses, and even those religions Jews who prided themselves that they lived by the letter of the Law were incapable of keeping the spirit of the Law.. and no surprise - for God had designed His perfect Law to be a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ - the One and only perfect Man, Who lived His life, from start to finish in accordance with God's perfect standard.

Most of God's instructions to read more...

Galatians 2:19

Galatians 2:19

As believers we have been saved by grace through faith in Christ.. and not by keeping works of the Law. As Christians we are identified in every way with the Lord Jesus - He identified with our sin, so that we could identify with His righteousness. He became sin for us so that in God's eyes, we would be considered to be as righteous as Christ Himself

The Lord Jesus was not condemned by the Law.. for the condemnation of the Law is read more...

Galatians 2:20

Galatians 2:20

The death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ are the critical elements of salvation. Nothing but faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus is sufficient to reconcile us back to God and save us from our sins. The key truths of the gospel are faith in the death, burial and resurrection of the Son of God, Who was born into the race that He Himself created, in order to pay the price for our sin - a price that we could never pay.

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Galatians 3:1

Galatians 3:1

Like so many believers today, the Galatian Christians were being urged by Jewish legalists to add works of the Mosaic Law to Christ's finished work on the cross.. as a necessary requirement for their Salvation. And like certain legalisers today.. Paul's divinely appointed apostleship was also being challenged, and for two whole chapters Paul carefully defends both his apostolic calling, and the gospel of grace.. which he received directly and by divine revelation, read more...

Galatians 3:2

Galatians 3:2

Like so many today, the Galatian Christians were turning away from the liberating gospel of grace back to the enslaving bondage of the Law. It appeared to Paul that these believers, who had been saved by the work of the Holy Spirit within, had been placed under a magic spell or an evil influence - indeed he even used the word “bewitched' to describe the serious nature of their departure from faith.

Like the unbeliever who read more...

Galatians 3:3

Galatians 3:3

In the first three chapters of his letter to the Galatians, Paul defends his own authority as a chosen apostle of God, through whom much of the New Testament was given - because his apostleship, authority and doctrine were being severely challenged by certain Jewish legalists.

In each of his letters, Paul emphasised the crucial importance of understanding that salvation is a free gift of God's grace, which is received by faith read more...

Galatians 3:6

Galatians 3:6

Throughout the whole of man's history salvation has been by grace through faith in God's promised Word. Many men and women on faith are listed in Hebrews 11 as a cloud of witnesses who trusted God and held fast to His promised Word. All were credited with righteousness because of their faith. If salvation were not by grace through faith in God's word of truth.. not one of us could be saved for we are all sinners under condemnation. But by God's grace we are read more...

Galatians 3:7

Galatians 3:7

Just as Abraham was justified because he believed what God had said.. so we too are declared righteous by faith in Jesus Christ our Lord. God's dealings with Abraham had nothing to do with what Abraham did but rested entirely on that fact that he believed the Word of God.

And God's dealings with the Galatian Christians is no different from God's dealings with the believers of today - that our righteousness has read more...

Galatians 3:9

Galatians 3:9

A truth that was given in its embryonic form to Abraham, was opened up to the apostle Paul, for our learning - and it was that all those who exercise faith in God, through Jesus Christ our Lord (our Kinsman-Redeemer) who are justified by grace through faith.

All Who believe on Him are reconciled to God through the blood of the Christ, having our sins washed clean away, and being clothed in HIS righteousness - through time read more...

Galatians 3:10

Galatians 3:10

Throughout the book of Galatians the apostle Paul seeks to demonstrate that salvation by grace through faith in Christ is not only the first step in the Christian life, when a sinner is born from above.. but that we are also to live our entire Christian life from that point forward.. by grace through faith in Christ alone - (and not revert back to the unattainable works of the Law, by merit) - which God designed as a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ.

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Galatians 3:11

Galatians 3:11

There is only one way to be saved. We justified, sanctified and glorified in the sight of God in one way - by grace through faith in Christ alone. No one can ever be justified in the sight of God through works of the law, and yet many having started their Christian life by grace through faith and yet seek to continue their Christian walk by reverting back to legalism and trying to live by the law, instead of living by grace alone through faith alone in Christ read more...

Galatians 3:12

Galatians 3:12

We are justified by grace through faith and not by works of the law. The principles and practice of law tells what we should do and what we should not do, if we want to be perfect before God.However, the Law it can never MAKE us righteous before Him, but it places us under His condemnation - for the law is not based on faith in God but on good works that are impossible for fallen man to achieve.

The Law is not based on gracious read more...

Galatians 3:13

Galatians 3:13

The Law of God is perfect but the penalty for breaking any part of God's law, however insignificant in our own eyes is death - eternal separation from God. The curse of the law is death and there is nothing that we can do to lift that curse or to pay the redemption price for our sin. The penalty for our sin is death:-and this is a death-penalty that we justly deserve.

All have sinned and all have fallen short of the glory and read more...

Galatians 3:16

Galatians 3:16

The unconditional covenant promise that was made to Abraham was the same promise that was made to Christ. Jesus Christ was the Seed to Whom this Abrahamic promise was made: now to Abraham and his Seed (i.e. the Lord Jesus Christ) were the promises made. He saith not, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one, and to thy seed, which is Christ,

Abraham was saved by grace through faith and God credited it to him as read more...

Galatians 3:19

Galatians 3:19

The Law was given to Moses through God's angelic agents 430 years after the Lord had made His covenant with Abraham .. promising blessing and redemption through his Seed. The Law was not given to annul, supplement or alter this unconditional Abrahamic promise.. and so the question arose among many Jewish believers in the early church:- as to why was the Law given - what was the purpose of the Law - and did it alter the terms of the Abrahamic promise?

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Galatians 3:21

Galatians 3:21

The Law set out the perfect standard by which man could attain righteousness in the eyes of God. But because God's ideal standard was unreachable it exposed man's sinfulness and showed that man could never be righteous in the eyes of God. The Law was simply a temporary measure until the coming of Christ. The eternal God and perfect Man, did not come to abolish or abrogate the Law but to fulfil it - which He did on behalf of all who believe on Him, by faith. Indeed read more...

Galatians 3:22

Galatians 3:22

The God of the universe and Creator of the world, made man in His Own image and likeness to have dominion over His creation and to rule the beautiful world that He spoke into being, but man sinned and the god of this age, that old serpent called the devil and Satan, set up his own anti-God kingdom and enslaved humanity in sin and death.

Following this terrible sin by Adam, who was the federal head of the human race, we discover that sin and death was read more...

Galatians 3:24

Galatians 3:24

Law and grace stand in complete contrast with each other. The principles behind law and grace are in stark opposition with one another.

The Law requires an impossible standard of perfection, which keeps fallen man estranged from a righteous God and has placed all humanity under a curse, while grace has often been described as God's riches at Christ's expense - for under grace we do not receive what we justly deserve and yet by read more...

Galatians 3:25

Galatians 3:25

The Law was given to Israel to help them recognize their need of a Saviour. The Law causes us to see that we are sinners and in desperate need of a Redeemer. The Law was a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, for only in Him is there forgiveness of sins, and only in Him can the free gift of eternal life be realised.

But sadly today.. as in the days of the apostle Paul, there are many that consider that we should still be under the read more...

Galatians 3:26

Galatians 3:26

There is a false teaching that all member of the human race are children of God and that all men are universal sons of the Almighty. This is not only dangerous but unscriptural, for only the regenerate are made children of God - only those that are saved by grace through faith in Christ are given the right to become sons of God, even to those who believe in His name - who were born not of human parentage but of the Spirit of God - by grace, through read more...

Galatians 3:27

Galatians 3:27

When we were saved by grace through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, we were positioned in Him and identified with Him. We were clothed with Christ.. placed into the body of Christ and made one with Him.. and Paul calls this being 'baptised into Christ'. By faith we became One with Christ and identified with Him, such that His righteousness became our righteousness, His resurrected life became our eternal life, His heavenly read more...

Galatians 3:28

Galatians 3:28

Just as Abraham was justified by grace through trusting the Word of the Lord, so we too are justified by grace through faith in Christ Jesus - the living, incarnate Word of God - but the Law that was given to Israel through Moses caused an instant and bitter division to be set up between Jew and Gentile. And that same Law drew significant differences between male and female and between the free-man and the bond-slave.

However in read more...

Galatians 3:29

Galatians 3:29

Religious legalists, who could not reconcile the liberty we have through the faith in Christ's sacrifice on the cross, started to infiltrate the early Christian Church. They opposed Paul's teachings, and successfully convinced many Galatian Christians to revert to Judaism, and adopt many Jewish rites, rituals and religious practices, into their Christian worship.

They did not understand, that in so doing they were placing men and read more...

Galatians 4:4

Galatians 4:4

There were many godly men and women, both Jews and Gentiles, who were saved by faith prior to Jesus coming into the world. All men and women of faith, that were born prior to Christ, were likened to underage children, who were still under the tutorage of a schoolmaster - having a future inheritance but not yet able to access it.

Though heirs of the promises and the riches of God's grace, they were still, as it were, under bondage read more...

Galatians 4:5

Galatians 4:5

At the time that He had appointed and according to His own purpose, God sent His Son into a spiritually hungry, religiously bankrupt and morally corrupt world. Like every other human being He was born of a woman and born into a world that was subject to the perfect law of God - a standard that was impossible for fallen man to attain.

But Christ was sent to redeem a spiritually hungry, religiously bankrupt and morally corrupt race, read more...

Galatians 4:6

Galatians 4:6

What a wonder of divine love and grace that we who were once at enmity with God have been so favoured by the Father. What amazing love that He should pour out the wrath that we so justly deserve upon His dearly Beloved Son, Who was despised, rejected and cruelly crucified, to satisfy God's righteous justice, so that we could be elevated into a position of son-ship and be awarded joint heir-ship with Christ - by grace through faith.

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Galatians 4:7

Galatians 4:7

Just as there is a stark contrast between the first covenant of law and the second covenant of grace, so there is a distinct difference between the relationship of a slave to his master and the intimate kinship that exists between a beloved son and heir, and his own dearly loved Father - and as those who have trusted Christ as Saviour, we are no longer a slave, but a son - and if a son then an heir of God, through Christ.

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Galatians 4:11

Galatians 4:11

From start to finish the book of Galatians outlines the deep concern that the apostle Paul showed for the Christians in Galatia, who having been saved by grace through faith in Christ for the forgiveness of their sins.. and having been born from above.. chose to give up the glorious liberty they had in Christ (salvationthrough the hearing of faith.).. for the meritorious work and legalistic bondage from which they had been set free.

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Galatians 4:19

Galatians 4:19

Paul appealed to the Galatian Christians not to become ensnared in legalistic practices. At salvation they had all received the free gift of God's grace... but they were trying to replace that free unmerited gift of grace, which they had received by faith in Christ.. with their own meritorious works of the law. They were trying to grow in grace by their own effort rather than God's way.. which is by grace through faith.

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Galatians 4:21

Galatians 4:21

The Galatian Christians had come to faith in Christ by grace through faith. Having heard the truth of the gospel, Paul was disturbed to discover many false teachers trying to cut these believers off from the truth of the glorious gospel of grace and the wonderful freedom they had found in Christ. For by faith in His death and resurrection the power of sin in their lives had been severed; its deathly consequences had been destroyed and they had all been set read more...

Galatians 4:27

Galatians 4:27

The Bible tells us that children are a gift from God, and yet in this passage, which is a quotation from Isaiah 54, we discover what appears to be an anomaly - that the desolate and barren woman, who has no husband, has greater blessings from the Lord, and many more children that the woman who has a husband! Indeed she is enabled to burst forth into joyful singing.. for this barren and desolate woman, has many more children than the married woman, with a read more...

Galatians 4:28

Galatians 4:28

Paul wrote his epistle to the Galatians in order to help the Judaisers and the legalists of his day, understand the difference between the freedom we have in Christ.. and the restrictive bondage to sin, which comes from the Law. Paul aims to differentiate between believers, who are set free from bondage to the Law by faith in Christ.. and those who are legalistic, and remain enslaved to sin, and bound.. by works of the flesh to the Mosaic Law.

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Galatians 4:31

Galatians 4:31

The word of God needs to be read literally and in its correct historical context, for it is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness. The word of God is given so that the man or woman of God may be complete, and thoroughly equipped for every eventuality in life. It provides us with every good word we speak, every good deed we do and every good thought we think. But there are read more...

Galatians 5:1

Galatians 5:1

Legalists and law-mongers decry the gospel of grace and accuse those that rejoice in the liberty that we have in Christ's finished work at Calvary.. as a dangerous doctrine, that leads to a carnal lifestyle and a license to sin.

But this is a serious misunderstanding of the gospel of grace and a gross misinterpretation of the apostolic teachings of Paul - who was Christ's chosen apostle to the gentiles.. and through whom were read more...

Galatians 5:4

Galatians 5:4

Paul's energetic defence of the doctrine of grace was matched only by his equally passionate opposition to the perils of legalism, in his letter to the Galatians. Various forms of legalism have been entertained over the years by different religious groups, but the particular brand of legalism that he opposed so vehemently, was the one that renders Christ's death on the cross as insufficient and the sacrificial offering of Himself for our sin as read more...

Galatians 5:5

Galatians 5:5

As believers we are waiting for the 'hope of righteousness'. We do not hope FOR righteousness, for we are already in right standing with the Lord. We have already been made righteous in Christ by grace through faith, and the day is coming when we will put off this old mortal body and finally be clothed in our promised, glorified body.

We are already clothed in the righteousness of God; forever accepted by the Father in read more...

Galatians 5:7

Galatians 5:7

There are many things in the world today that are attacking Christianity. There is a secular agenda, a communist agenda, an Islamic agenda, a relativism agenda, a new-world order agenda, an alien agenda, many cultish agendas and a satanic move towards disintegrating everything and anything to do with the God of the Bible and His only Begotten Son.

But every attack on Christianity has its roots in Satan's demonic agenda, which is read more...

Galatians 5:9

Galatians 5:9

Paul made some strong and vigorous denunciation of the Judaisers in Galatia. They were not only teaching a false, legalistic gospel but were discrediting Paul’s God-ordained ministry, mission and message.

Paul knew that tremendous devastation and destruction would be caused in the body of Christ if the false message these Judaisers was read more...

Galatians 5:10

Galatians 5:10

In the later chapters of Galatians Paul concentrates on applying the truths he taught earlier in his epistle. Having defended his divinely appointed apostleship, clearly expounded the gospel of grace and insisted that justification is by faith alone, through faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, he turns his attention on how to put his teachings into practice - how to live by faith.

Earlier he taught about the read more...

Galatians 5:11

Galatians 5:11

The main issue that Paul had to deal with in Galatians was legalism, where Jewish believers were reverting to Judaism and insisting Gentiles were circumcised. They believed keeping the Law was necessary for salvation, not realising that the rites, rituals, feasts and sacrifices pointed to Christ.

The Law was designed to identify their sin and their need for a Saviour. It was given by God to point them to Jesus - the Saviour, read more...

Galatians 5:13

Galatians 5:13

We are not under the Law, but under grace. We were not born under the Law, which was given to pre-cross Israel, but have been saved by grace, during this post-cross, church dispensation. However, the church at Galatia did not understand the freedom they had in Christ, preferring to revert back to the old legalistic ways - which had been set aside, by Christ's sacrifice on the cross.

We are no longer under the curse of the Law, read more...

Galatians 5:16

Galatians 5:16

As believers we are called to live in the Spirit, to pray in the Spirit and to walk in spirit and truth. As Christians we are called to live a spiritual life and not to be carnal - to bear the fruit of the Spirit and not to produce our own works of the flesh - to live under grace and not under law. As disciples we are to walk by the Spirit, for in so doing we will not carry out the desires of the flesh.

Scripture reminds us in read more...

Galatians 5:17

Galatians 5:17

As descendents of Adam we were born in the “flesh', with an old sin nature which is at enmity with God but as Christians we are born again in Christ. As believers we are born of the Spirit of God, with a new Christ-like nature and reconciled to God through the blood of Jesus, so that we may not do the things that we please, but those things which honour God.

Before we were saved we had one single, sinful nature - the read more...

Galatians 5:18

Galatians 5:18

We are to stand fast in spirit and truth. We are to walk in the Spirit and be led by the Holy Spirit of God, for when we submit to His leading and guidance we are delivered from a life of bondage to all sorts of fleshly inclinations and set free from legalistic practices, laid down by law.

When we are not being led by the Spirit, we are walking in the flesh and not living as God desires.. in spirit and in truth. And the sad read more...

Galatians 5:22

Galatians 5:22

The beautiful fruit of the Spirit comes out from the Holy Spirit and is perfected by Him, and each facet is a jewel that beautifies the life of a believer. Each grace stands alone and yet together the fruit of the Spirit unites into one perfect gemstone, which is rooted and founded on God’s love.

The love of God pours forth a fountain of graces that are each uniquely attractive, but which intertwine together into a read more...

Galatians 5:22

Galatians 5:22

The fruit of the Spirit are the internal graces that are produced in the life of a believer who is submitted to the leading of the Holy Spirit, so that the life lived becomes a lovely reflection of Christ's singular nature and character. T

he fruit of man's sinful nature bears nothing but rotting sadness and sour pain, and the ethical character and political correctness of the believer that is straining to live-up to certain read more...

Galatians 5:24

Galatians 5:24

We were placed into the body of Christ the moment that by faith we trusted Jesus for salvation.. and all who would one day come to place their trust in His finished work at Calvary were crucified with Christ. As spiritual members of Christ's spiritual body we can honestly say with Paul: “I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I that live, but the life of Christ that lives in me.'

Christ's death on the read more...

Galatians 5:25

Galatians 5:25

We are all born dead in our sin. We all came into this world physically alive but spiritually dead - dead in trespasses and dead in sins. Before we were saved we were motivated by the flesh with its worldly lusts and ungodly affections.. and even our good deeds were seen by God as filthy rags. From the moment we were born into this world.. it was our sinful, fleshly desires that empowered us and our old sin nature, which kept us enslaved to sin and estranged from read more...

Galatians 6:1

Galatians 6:1

No Christian should regard himself as super-spiritual or consider herself as superior or more highly favoured than any other child of God, for we are all sinners saved by grace, with no merit of our own.. and we are called to love one another with brotherly affection; to be kind, compassionate, hospitable and gracious towards one another - forgiving one another and honouring each other above ourselves. We are entreated to be devoted to one another in love and to read more...

Galatians 6:2

Galatians 6:2

Believers in Christ are fellow-members of His body, which is the Church. All are children of God and all have been born of the Spirit. All have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His dear Son. All have received eternal life as a free gift of God's grace, and all have been granted an inheritance, that is kept for us in heaven.

Each member of Christ's body is accountable to the Lord for the way we read more...

Galatians 6:5

Galatians 6:5

There are those that would argue that this scripture, which calls every man to bear his own burden, conflicts with an earlier verse that exhorts us to bear one another's burdens, and that it contradicts Peter's admonishment to cast all your burdens on Him, for He cares for you, OR the Psalmist's promise.. that if we cast our cares on the Lord, He will sustain us, because He will never let the righteous fall, nor allow us to be shaken. read more...

Galatians 6:6

Galatians 6:6

In the Old Testament, God’s chosen people had been taught to BRING non-Jews and outsiders into the camp of Israel. They were to proclaim the God of Israel as the only true Lord and Saviour. Gentile believers were to become Jewish proselytes, and were to be circumcised, adhere to the Law, participate in the feasts, keep the Sabbath day sacred, and worship the Lord in His holy Temple.

New Testament believers, however, have been instructed to GO, and read more...

Galatians 6:7

Galatians 6:7

As born again believers, there are well over two hundred privileges that we have been given, because we are children of God and members of Christ body. We have received a free a full salvation and have been quickened and made alive, by faith in Christ.

We have been washed of our filthiness, forgiven of our sin and will one day walk in white. We have been redeemed through His blood, redeemed from the curse of the law, redeemed read more...

Galatians 6:8

Galatians 6:8

The word, 'flesh' has many meanings, and can refer to different things, depending on the context.. but in this verse the word, 'flesh' is referring to the old sin nature.. the fallen fleshly egocentric nature, we inherited from Adam. In this passage 'flesh' refers to the old sinful self - 'the Old Man' as the Bible calls it.

Adam was the federal head of God's creation. It was the first creation - the old creation, which became read more...

Galatians 6:9

Galatians 6:9

The simple gospel of grace is to come to Christ and believe - and for we are saved by grace alone, and not by doing good works, lest any may should boast – but once we do believe and are saved, we should then become a true disciple and follow after Him, and take up our cross and follow after Jesus - for this is God's desire for all His children. If we are to truly grow in grace and mature in the faith, we are to do the good works that God has already read more...

Galatians 6:14

Galatians 6:14

Paul was passionate for His Lord and equally passionate that we understand and apply the truth of the whole counsel of God, but he knows that many will be tossed about by the chill winds of deceptive doctrines and that many false teachers and doctrines of demons will enter the church to confuse the flock; to lead astray and entice many to return to the path of legalism and worldly pursuits.

Paul wrote six passionate chapters read more...

Galatians 6:15

Galatians 6:15

Paul's emphasis in his Galatian epistle was that because we are saved by grace through faith, and not by works of the Law.. we are also to live by grace through faith, and not by religious rules, legalistic works or man's merit.

A huge transition had to take place in the early Christian Church. Up to Christ's crucifixion, those who believed God's word were looking forward to a coming Messiah. They read more...

Galatians 6:16

Galatians 6:16

The Galatians heresy was of deep concern to Paul, because Judiazers had entered the region, infiltrated the church community and discredited the true gospel of the grace of God, by substituting a false one, which demanded a works-based salvation, centered on the Mosaic Law, and not the true grace-based teachings of the Bible.

These false read more...