Galatians: No Other Gospel—Introduction
Tim Fulkerson | 1.13.19
We begin our study of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Galatian churches by examining its historical, social, and spiritual context. It is critically important to understand the background of this letter if we are going to interpret and apply the spiritual principles to our lives faithfully. Paul reminds us all to keep the Gospel of Jesus Christ central to everything we do.
Galatians: No Other Gospel—Staying True to the Gospel
Tim Fulkerson | 1.20.19
The Apostle Paul was disappointed with the Galatians for so quickly deserting the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. They had listened to false teachers and began to subscribe to another teaching. Paul warns his audience to stay faithful to the Gospel. Likewise, we today must always stay true to the teachings of the Bible and the Gospel message of Christ.
Galatians: No Other Gospel—Recognizing God’s Calling
Tim Fulkerson | 2.3.19
God is in the business of transforming people and reshaping their lives in a way that brings Him the greatest glory and honor. A man like the Apostle Paul was certainly a trophy of God’s grace. He was a man who once called himself the “worst of all sinners,” yet transformed by God as into a mighty champion of the Gospel. As we learn from Paul’s story, we can learn how each of us can discover our own God-given purpose and calling in life.
Galatians: No Other Gospel—Taking Next Steps
Tim Fulkerson | 2.10.19
As Paul revealed his personal story to the Galatians, he tells of a troubled situation he had at a meeting in Jerusalem. Paul’s concern some attending this meeting was to stay true to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul’s story provides for each of us some helpful advice on how each of us can take the next steps in our own lives. May each of us learn how to faithfully use our time wisely in a way that honors Jesus.
Galatians: No Other Gospel—Keeping in Step With Truth
Tim Fulkerson | 2.17.19
It is possible for even godly Christians to occasionally get things wrong. Paul tells of his encounter with Peter at a meal in Antioch in which he has to correct Peter for his behavior. Paul reminds his audience that they must keep in step with the truth of the Gospel and not sway to the left or to the right. As Christians today we must make it our aim to stay true to the message of Christ. We must never think that we are above getting things wrong.
Galatians: No Other Gospel—Living By Faith
Tim Fulkerson | 2.24.19
In his letter to the Galatians churches, the Apostle Paul used his own experiences as a way of correcting the false teaching that was emerging among them. He makes clear that people are only justified by faith in Christ and not through works of the law. All effort to please God apart from the grace of Christ Jesus is futile. Life unto God only comes from communion with Christ and a willingness to identify with his death. We must therefore look to the cross and repent of our sin and place our faith in Jesus.
Galatians: No Other Gospel—Are You So Foolish?
Tim Fulkerson | 3.3.19
The Apostle Paul had to deal with a lot of foolishness in his day. Sadly this foolishness was becoming a characteristic of some of the churches he planted, and it was particularly true in Galatia. Paul urgently warns the churches there to not supplement the Gospel of Jesus Christ with something else. God never brings transformative change unless we are committed to the Gospel of grace and rely on the power of the Holy Spirit.
Galatians: No Other Gospel—Putting On Christ
Tim Fulkerson | 3.10.19
God has a purpose for everything. Through his promise to Abraham and the giving of the Old Testament law, God had a sovereign purpose to bring redemption and salvation to all nations. Through Christ Jesus, anyone can be rescued from sin. Those who have been baptized into Christ have now ‘put on Christ’ and transformed by His grace. May each of us learn to daily put on Christ and walk in a way that honors Him!
Galatians: No Other Gospel—No Longer Slaves
Tim Fulkerson | 3.17.19
What is the role of the Old Testament Law in the life of Christians? Paul makes it clear that it is no longer necessary or beneficial. As Christians, we are no longer slaves to sin and the elementary principles of the world, but sons and daughters of God. Jesus has set us free to live in righteousness.
Galatians: No Other Gospel—Don’t Turn Back
Danny Garrido | 3.24.19
As Christians we have come to know God through Christ Jesus, but we must not turn back into bondage. We cannot be led astray by various false teachings and wrong beliefs, but we must learn from the examples of godly people who have gone before us. We must stay true to the Gospel!
Galatians: No Other Gospel—Freedom to Stand
Tim Fulkerson | 3.31.19
Christians now enjoy freedom in Christ. This freedom is not to do what we “want,” but rather to do what we “ought.” Paul reminds the Galatians that they now have a choice, either to live by Law or to live by grace. Grace however does not call us to lawlessness, but to live is God desires.
Galatians: No Other Gospel—Love One Another
Tim Fulkerson | 4.7.19
Freedom in Christ may not be taken as freedom for the flesh. We cannot use Christian liberty to please the sinful nature but our liberty in Christ rather enables us to sacrificially love people. Because we are loved by God, we are now empowered to love others. Love fulfills everything that God requires.
Galatians: No Other Gospel—Walking by the Spirit
Tim Fulkerson | 4.14.19
As Christians we live according to the Law of Christ and this law not only requires us to love and serve people, but also walk by the power of Holy Spirit. The Christian life is not about rules and regulations, but rather being filled and empowered by the Spirit. The leading of the Holy Spirit brings true freedom!