GALATIANS 2

3 Outlines

 

 

Galatians 2:1-10

MEETING IN JERUSALEM

 

COMMUNICATION OF BELIEF - Vss. 1-2, 6

Paul reported what he was preaching to the church at Jerusalem.

There was no problem with his teaching. It was approved for its accuracy.

 

CONTROVERSY OVER CIRCUMCISION - Vss. 3-5

Titus, a partner in ministry with Paul, was a Greek. Some would have circumcised him, but Paul refused. Circumcision is not needed for salvation.

 

COMMISSION TO GENTILE MINISTRY - Vss. 7-10

Ministries and methods vary. Paul was commissioned to go to the Gentiles.

As Peter was mighty as an Apostle to the Jews, Paul was mighty as an Apostle to the Gentiles.

 

 

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Galatians 2:20

THE BELIEVER'S CRUCIFIXION

 

IT'S PERSONAL - "I am crucified... " See Romans 6:1-10

When Christ died on the cross, each believer died with Him.

 

IT'S A PARTNERSHIP - "...with Christ:..."

He actually took my place on that cross.

 

IT'S PRECIOUS - "...nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:..."

To think that very Son of God has taken up residence in my life through His Spirit. WOW!

 

IT'S PRACTICAL - "...and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."

 

 

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Galatians 2:20

GRATEFUL LIVING

 

Do you appreciate what Christ has done for you? You can show your appreciation by the way you live.

Paul was grateful for what Christ had done in his life and it was his motivation for godly living.

In Galatians 2:20 Paul's appreciation shows as he tells us how he lived in gratitude towards Christ, "who loved me, and gave himself for me."

 

MY POSITION - " I am crucified with Christ:"

Christ died for me, therefore, when He died, I died. Romans 6:1-4, 10-14

I should see myself as dead to the power of sin in my life.

 

MY POWER - "...nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:"

Christ is powerful. Colossians 1:15-18

His power is available in my life. Philippians 4:13, Ephesians 1:19-23, 3:16-17a

 

MY PRACTICE - "...and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God..."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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