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Major Themes in the Book of Galatians (Ch. 1 Part 1)

04 May

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!

 

 
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