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Next Week’s Message: The Purpose of the Law




Next Sunday we return to our study of the book of Galatians.  In Galatians 3 Paul has been arguing that God’s blessings come by grace through faith, and not by the law. He has appealed to experience, to Scripture, and to daily life to prove that justification and the Holy Spirit come through a promise.

But if everything God has to offer comes by way of promise, then who needs the law? Does the law serve a purpose, or is it totally unnecessary? The law, because it is God’s law, has a place in God’s plan.  

In the verses we will look at next Sunday Paul gives us the purpose of the law: “It was added because of transgressions” (Gal. 3:19). However, this statement raises as many questions as it answers. Next Sunday we will examine Paul’s answer.