Seeking Our God

Galatians 1:1-5 – Jesus, our Rescuer who gave Himself for our sins

Episode Summary

To the person who has trusted Christ as Savior, the Gospel is: “that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3–4, NASB). It is the Good News that sinners can be forgiven and go to heaven because of what Jesus Christ did on the cross. The Good News of salvation through faith in Christ is the most important message in the world. This message had changed Paul’s life and, through him, the lives of others. But now this message was being attacked, and Paul was out to defend the truth of the Gospel. Some false teachers had invaded the Galatia churches Paul had founded, and were teaching a different message from that which Paul had taught. As we start to read the opening of Galatians, we can tell immediately that something is off and wrong, because Paul does not open his letter with his usual praise to God and prayer for the saints. His focus is correcting the perversion. Paul is about to engage in a battle for the truth of the Gospel and the liberty of the Christian life. False teachers are spreading a false “gospel” which is a mixture of Law and grace, and Paul is not going to let these teachers corrupt the message he loves and has taught.

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