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Next Week’s Message: Rescued, Redeemed and Forgiven

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The Christians in the region of Galatia were under attack by false teachers. Paul, who
founded these churches and led these first century Christians to faith is making a
detailed defense of the gospel in his letter to them.

In chapter 3 Paul is “neck deep” in his detailed argument that we are saved – justified before God – and given the Holy Spirit by faith and not by works. First he argues from experience—the experience the Galatians had when they received the Holy Spirit (Gal. 3:1–5).

Next he argues from Scripture using the biblical record about Abraham, the man of faith (Gal. 3:6–14). But when it comes to making a theological point, it always helps to have a good illustration, so next Paul takes “a human example” (Gal. 3:15). His illustration comes from the world of jurisprudence as it relates to a covenant. Next Sunday we will look at his argument.