I hope you are including me in your prayer list. I’m preparing to go to Word of Life Korea to teach the book of Galatians in June. I will be there Jun 7-16. Please pray that I will get my material ready and that I will be a blessing to those students.
We’ve asked 100 questions about the book of Galatians. But what are its major themes? I believe there is no substitute for reading and re-reading a book of the Bible to understand its primary emphases. So let’s begin to think about chapter one this morning (verses 1-2).
One major theme for Paul — and he comes back to it several times in this epistle — is the fact that his calling and gospel are not derived from man. He is not being sent from men or by a man (v. 1), but his commission is from Jesus Christ and God the Father, the One who raised His Son from the dead (v. 1).
The group of churches I grew up in did not emphasize ordination, but sought to recognize when a person had God’s call on his or her life. It is not enough that man commissions. What is critical is that GOD has called a person into His service!
Have you been called into the service of the Lord? Then serve Him today — with all you’ve got!