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Paul plunges into the midst of his argument about faith vs. works. Catch the passion beneath these words of doctrine—the burning of his heart feeding the enlightenment of his mind.
He shakes the Galatians and us by a series of six questions. These reverberate within so that the joyous answers given by Paul may find a home in you.
Here lie the essentials of Christian teaching: we are made right with God not by what we do, but by what we allow Christ to do in us. As a great magnet, Jesus draws the curse of sin and the law to himself. The cross crushes the curse.
Read slowly Paul’s understanding of the Law. Commentaries will help. May you fly by faith far beyond the law, into the freedom and love of Jesus.
The righteous will live by faith. v. 11
Cross of Christ crushing the curse v. 13
Clothing myself with the Christ v. 27
All are one in Christ Jesus. v. 28
This is the Second Week in Epiphany, Year A.
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Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels. This year in the season of Advent to Epiphany we read the letters of Titus, Philemon, Galatians and Philippians.
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