Dead to the Law: Studies in Galatians – Lesson 3 (1:10-14)

Galatians 1:10-14

10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. 11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: 14 And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. Continue reading

Dead to the Law: Studies in Galatians – Series Introduction

Paul wrote the epistle to the churches of Galatia somewhere between A.D. 49 and 58, making it one of the earliest (and possibly the earliest) of Paul’s epistles.  It comes as no surprise that Paul dealt with early issues in the Church, including the relationship of Jews and Gentiles under Christ, justification by faith, and aspects of Christian living.  Of course, these topics and other covered in this epistle are still very important in our day, making the study of this book both practical and relevant. Continue reading