Still saved by Grace

Galatians and the Reformation – our current sermon series
19th November 2017

Still saved by Grace

Galatians 3:1-14

1 You foolish Galatians! Who has
bewitched you? Before your very eyes
Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as
crucified.
2 I would like to learn just one thing from
you: Did you receive the Spirit by
observing the law, or by believing what
you heard?
3 Are you so foolish? After beginning with
the Spirit, are you now trying to attain
your goal by human effort?
4 Have you suffered so much for nothing-
-if it really was for nothing?
5 Does God give you his Spirit and work
miracles among you because you
observe the law, or because you believe
what you heard?
6 Consider Abraham: “He believed God,
and it was credited to him as
righteousness.”
7 Understand, then, that those who
believe are children of Abraham.
8 The Scripture foresaw that God would
justify the Gentiles by faith, and
announced the gospel in advance to
Abraham: “All nations will be blessed
through you.”
9 So those who have faith are blessed
along with Abraham, the man of faith.
10 All who rely on observing the law are
under a curse, for it is written: “Cursed is
everyone who does not continue to do
everything written in the Book of the
Law.”

11 Clearly no one is justified before God
by the law, because, “The righteous will
live by faith.”
12 The law is not based on faith; on the
contrary, “The man who does these
things will live by them.”
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of
the law by becoming a curse for us, for it
is written: “Cursed is everyone who is
hung on a tree.”
14 He redeemed us in order that the
blessing given to Abraham might come
to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so
that by faith we might receive the
promise of the Spirit.