Sermons, Bible Classes and Other Addresses by Denny Hartford, Director of Vital Signs Ministries
Denny finishes up his investigations of Galatians with a return to theme, a powerful statement of victory over the culture, and a closing reminder of the apostle Paul's example to us of love, wisdom, perseverance and grace.
Paul explains to the Galatians that living by the "fruit of the Spirit" will help them overcome the desires of their flesh and help bear one another's burdens.
Spiritual warfare is a constant tug of war. Paul tells the Galatians that they can win if they "walk by the Spirit."
Galatians 5: 7-15
Paul continues to talk to the Galatians about the legalism the false teachers promoted versus the love of God.
Galatians 5: 1-6
A great promise: "It was for freedom that Christ set us free..."
Galatians 4: 9-31
Paul wants the Galatians to live as children of Abraham. Act and live as ones born free!
Galatians 4: 8-18
In this passage, the apostle Paul urges the Galatians to understand how their acceptance of the false teachers had led them into bondage.
Galatians 3: 1-14
Paul has been giving a spirited defense of the gospel as his love for the Galatians bids him to bring them back to the truth.
Paul is an independent apostle. He continues to stress his authority to the Galatians.
Chapter 2 of Galatians is continuation of Paul's argument of his genuine apostleship. He also continues to battle the false teachers who have deceived the Galatians.