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When you think of Galatians, think of the Apostle Paul teaching people in Galatia about Liberty.

Key Verse: “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage” (5:1).

Many of Paul’s epistles are named for the places to which he wrote: Romans to Rome; First and Second Corinthians to Corinth; and Galatians to “the churches of Galatia” (1:2). He sent Ephesians to Ephesus; Philippians to Philippi; Colossians to Colossae; and First and Second Thessalonians to Thessalonica. Each epistle met needs in each place, church, and group.

People in Galatia failed to be saved by keeping God’s law. Paul then preached the Gospel to them. Many trusted Christ. Later, false teachers brought other gospels. They taught that people must stay saved by their own works. Paul asked, “Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” (3:3). Paul said that false gospels entangle people in “the yoke of bondage” (5:1). The Galatian Christians became saved by obeying God’s Spirit — by believing the Gospel. Their growth as Christians also depended on obedience to the Spirit of God. Paul helped Galatian people to know liberty and to grow in liberty.

Application:
Did God justify you (Book of Romans),
sanctify you (Book of 1 Corinthians),
reconcile you (Book of 2 Corinthians),
and give you liberty (Book of Galatians)?
You started by obeying God’s Word and God’s Spirit.
Now continue obeying both.
Live in Liberty Today!

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