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Bible Study: Galatians

A study in Law and Order ... Law and Gospel.

Begins Wednesday, May 20th at 11:00 AM

Introduction

"Americanism" can best be described as a balance between self and the law. As Americans, we want to work hard and make our lives better without any outside interference. But the balance of the law plays a critical role in how we make our lives better. The laws are there not to prohibit self-growth but to make sure that the playing field is level for all people. Local, state, and national laws provide a societal balance to ensure people have the right make their lives better while at the same time not stomping on the people behind us.


The Law of God plays a very similar role for us. No matter how hard we wish it wasn't there so we do what we will with our lives, the Law of God is there and plays a critical role in how we live. Just because Jesus came and fulfilled the Law, it doesn't mean that the Law ceases to exist.


Matthew 22:36-40


36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And (Jesus) said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”


The greatest commandments given us by God are summarized in two very specific, but equally important laws: Love God with everything you have and love all people as you love yourself.


The purpose of our study is to focus on the meaning on the Law of God in our lives today and how we can make it an essential part of everyday lives. And even though we're talking about the Law as seen through St. Paul and Galatian church, we're going to take time to really look at the Law in our day.

Outline of Galatians

There are six chapters in the Book of Galatians.

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