September 01, 2020 Chance Strickland

Thoughts on Galatians 5

Thoughts on Galatians 5

Keeping Christ Effective in your life….v.4


1. Circumcision was a works based justification. Those who depended upon it:

-Christ would profit them nothing v.2

-They would be a debtor to the whole law v.3

-They are fallen from grace v.4


2. In Jesus, we have ‘Grace by Faith’. v.6

-Not Circumcision

-Not “UN”-circumcision

-But Faith in Love


3. If the way were Circumcision, then why the Cross? v.11


4. Since the Cross…We now have Liberty (from the Law)

-Liberty is not for use to serve the flesh. v.13

-Liberty is to be used to serve one another in love. v.13

-The ENTIRE LAW can be summed up by, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” v.14


5. Walk in the Spirit vs. Fulfilling the lusts of the flesh. v.16-26

-Works of the flesh: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, revellings, etc. v.19-21

-Fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. v.22-23