Getting the Gospel Right

This is the third of three summaries of Galatians.

Paul’s letter to the Galatians reminds us that we must get the gospel right—to understand: 1) not only what God requires for us to have a relationship with Him, but also 2) how to live that relationship out on a daily basis.

We must get the gospel right

The gospel is the good news that in spite of our own pervasive sin

(total depravity: sin nature, acts of sin and failure to love)

and apart from our own effort, goodness, ethnic identity or family of origin

we can be declared righteous, based on the substitutionary death of Christ

(justified—given a right standing before God
redeemed—from bondage to sin and the Law
reconciled with God—from the alienation of enemies to acceptance as friends )

by grace through faith

(adopted into God’s family as full heirs, not second class citizens)

resulting in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit

(empower us to live in practice what we are in position as saints).

With that true clear and our relationship with God secure…

We are free to love God and serve others.

 

Summaries of Galatians

1. Content overview/review 
Helpful if you are trying to connect the different sections of Galatians to Paul’s overall point.
2. Summary of the argument of the book in light of the problem Paul is addressing
Helpful if you are trying to connect the different sections of Galatians to Paul’s overall point.
3. The role of the gospel in the book of Galatians
Helpful to remind us of the gospel.

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