Don't forget Grace!
Study of Galatians Part 1
Text: Galatians 1:1-12
1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:
3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
Let us Pray
Paul traveled to the region of Galatia, which is in the middle of Modern Turkey during his 3rd missionary Journey which is found in Acts 18-21. Modern Scholars argue which region of Galatia, the northern region or the southern region, but what is important is that this letter was not just to one Church, but to all the Churches of this region and was meant to be shared. The Theme of this Letter can be summed up by one of my Old Seminary Teachers who was quoting a Dr. Toussaint: “The method of Justification determines the method of Sanctification.: In the laymen terms: “If you are saved by works, then what sets you apart from the World is what you do for salvation!” This Morning I want to talk about the Paul’s message to the Church of Galatia:
1. Paul was given his office of Apostle or in the Hebrew, Emissary, not by the Church or by men, but by Jesus Christ, who is Alive!
2. Jesus died to deliver us from this Evil world of sin
3. Why have you forgotten Grace?