Galatians 3:1-9

Key Thought: Those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.

  1. Background
    1. "O foolish Galatians"
    2. "Who has bewitched you?"
    3. "Clearly Portrayed"
  2. Paul's Arguement from Experience (3:1-5)
    1. "This only I want to learn from you..."
    2. Paul asks four rhetorical questions:
      1. A question about initiation (3:2)
      2. A question about completion (3:3)
      3. A question about persecution (3:4)
      4. A question about miracles (3:5)
  3. Background
    1. Abraham believed the Promise when it was shown to him (Gen. 15:4-6)
    2. Abraham believed God before he as circumcised
    3. Abraham's faith was "accounted" to him as righteousness
  4. Application
    1. Abraham's children are those who believe, not those who do works
    2. The Gospel Persentation is a demonstration of Christ Crucified
    3. The Gospel promise is Justification and the Spirit
    4. The Gospel Requirement: Faith Alone