Category Archives: Galatians

Galatians 5:7-26

Some Scripture-Digging Tips

Look at the linguistics.

Dig into the word definitions for Galatians 5:25. What does it mean to both live and walk in the Spirit?

Pair the passages.

Read Galatians 5:22-23 alongside John 15:2. How does the truth of one give further insight into the other?

The Technicalities

At the end of the last part of his letter, Paul talked about how, by the help of the Holy Spirit, the believing Jews then were (and you and I today are) counting on Christ’s death to clear away sins and reconcile His people to Himself.

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Galatians 4:21-5:6

Some Scripture-Digging Tips

Look at the linguistics.

Which words do you feel the Holy Spirit pulling you toward? Dig into them to see what you can find to better understand this passage.

Pair the passages.

Read this section of Galatians alongside Genesis 16 and Genesis 21:1-14. How does the truth of one give further insight into the others?

The Technicalities

Not quite ready to drop his point about Isaac and Ishmael, Paul returns again to their respective stories in Genesis.

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Galatians 4:8-20

Some Scripture-Digging Tips

Look at the linguistics.

Dig into the word definitions for weak, beggarly, and elements of Galatians 4:9. How do they compare to the strong, abundant life we have with Christ?

Pair the passages.

Read Galatians 4:13 with 2 Corinthians 2:3-5. How does the truth of one give further insight into the other?

The Technicalities

Picking up where Paul left off in verse seven with the clear reminder that believers are sons and heirs of God through Christ, he continues with another reminder: You know God.

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Galatians 3:26-4:7

Some Scripture-Digging Tips

Look at the linguistics.

Dig into the word definitions of Galatians 4:5. What does it mean to be both redeemed and adopted?

Pair the passages.

Read Galatians 4:6 with Romans 5:5, and 8:9, 15-16. How does the truth of one give further insight into the other?

The Technicalities

Paul has spent a good portion of his letter on Abraham’s actual biological seed as fulfilling God’s promise to him (a genealogical truth that Matthew traces for us in the first 16 verses of his book).

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Galatians 3:15-25

Some Scripture-Digging Tips

Dig into the angels.

Read Galatians 3:19 alongside Acts 7:52 and Exodus 20:1. What do both Paul and Stephen mean by the delivery of the law from angels.

Pair the passages.

Read Galatians 3:15 AMPC with Hebrews 9:16- 22. How does the truth of one give further insight into the other?

The Technicalities

Having already established that the Holy Spirit has only ever been received by faith and that the law doesn’t ever reward a person (only ever punishes them), Paul then pulls an argument from everyday life that the Galatians were sure to understand (even if, somehow, his previous points didn’t land because, you know, they were bewitched and all).
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