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We read, in verses 26-29, that anyone can become a follower of Christ.

There are no prerequisites of race or status or gender.

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Categories: bible, Christ, Christian, Galatians

Why Law?

Verses 19-25 summarize the purpose of the Old Testament law.

The law highlighted our imperfections and our need for Jesus’ sacrifice.

Promise’s Primacy

In verses 17-18, Paul explains that the Law of Moses was introduced long after God first made his unconditional promise with Abraham.

I wonder why older things hold special places of honor in the Bible.

The BibleGateway.com commentary on Galatians 3 helped me understand these verses better.

To Your Descendants

We read, in verses 15-16, that Abraham’s covenant with God applies to us.

This agreement is still in effect, just like a contract still holds many years later once it is established.

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Verses 10-14

  1. Rely on following the law?
  2. Under a curse
  3. Because nobody follows the law perfectly and continually
  4. Not justified by following the law
  5. The righteous live by faith
  6. Law and faith are different
  7. Jesus died on a cross
  8. Also known as “hung on a tree”
  9. Anyone hung on a tree is cursed
  10. Therefore Jesus was cursed when he was crucified
  11. Abraham’s blessing to Hebrews also made available to Gentiles via Jesus’ sacrifice
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Foolish Galatians

In verses 1-9, Paul reminds the Galatian church that Abraham’s belief was credited to him as righteousness.

He emphasizes the fact that it is faith, not hard work, that prompts God’s blessings.

Outline of Galatians 3

  1. Fools!
    1. Faith
    2. Not Law
  2. History
    1. The Law
    2. God’s Promise
  3. Jesus, Equalizer
Categories: Galatians, outline, paul
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