Invalidating a deed of trust
(Ps 1-24, Jn -39-note) Do I have a works mentality or even subtle tendencies in this direction? In secular Greek apostolos was used of an admiral of a fleet sent out by the king on special assignment.
Do I follow a list of do's and don'ts that if I keep, I think I have merited God's favor and blessing? In the ancient world a apostle was the personal representatives of the king, functioning as an ambassador with the king’s authority and provided with credentials to prove he was the king's envoy.
PURPOSE: To counter and correct the false teaching that living under the Mosaic Law (the Message of Legalism and Works Mindset) was a requirement of the Christian faith (the "Christ life", the Gospel of Grace). As Butler says "One (King Saul) had a good start and bad ending, the other (Apostle Paul) had a bad start but a good ending." apostolos from apo = from stello = send forth) means one sent forth from by another, often with a special commission to represent another and to accomplish his work.
(Transforming Grace- Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love) KEY VERSES: Galatians 1:4, Galatians -note, Galatians -21-note, Galatians 5:1, Galatians -note THEME: Justification by faith apart from works of the Law is the theme of this urgent and corrective book. They are turning to another gospel of a different kind (Gal 1:6). There is no other (true) gospel than the one he preached to them (Gal 1:7). People who preach another gospel are to be accursed, eternally condemned (Gal 1:8–9). Paul seeks to please God and not other persons (Gal ). He received his gospel directly from Jesus Christ (Gal –12). He recounts his previous life in Judaism (Gal –14). He reminds them of his calling to preach to the Gentiles (Gal –17). He was originally called by His Hebrew name Saul (Acts 13:9), was of the tribe of Benjamin, the tribe of Israel's first king also named Saul.
No one can fully understand the relationship between Law and Grace, faith and works, Israel and the Church, without knowing the teaching of the grace of God as set forth in this and the Roman epistle.
Jerry Bridges - In the year 1215, English barons forced King John to sign a historic document, the Magna Carta, giving his assent to a charter of civil liberties for the English people.
That you will marry it and that “the two will become one.” There is nothing that I would rather be over the next several months than a spiritual cupid to help you fall in love afresh with the magnificent Christ of Galatians." Outline of Galatians 1 (John Butler) To better understand the epistle to the Galatians read Luke's account of Paul's First Missionary Journey, which was primarily to cities in Southern Galatia.
(Acts 13:1-, the journey actually commencing in Acts 13:4.
The goal is to edify and equip you for the work of service (Eph -13 ) that the Lord God might be glorified in your life (Isa 61:3b, Mt ) MAGNA CARTA OF SPIRITUAL EMANCIPATION Click chart to enlarge Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Overview Chart - Galatians - Charles Swindoll Another Overview Chart Click to Enlarge Paul's letter to the Galatians has been called the the Magna Charta of Christian Liberty as well as the Christian Declaration of Independence.