Chapter One, Lesson One
THE AUTHORITY OF GOD Galatians 1:1-5 Print this Bible Study
** As the unsaved around us walk through their daily lives, what are some
of the common drives or motivations that form their attitudes and actions?
1) Hunger 2) Fear 3) Pleasure 4) Greed 5) Popularity 6) Prestige or
** As Christians, how are we to be different? What should be the one compelling
force behind all that we think, say and do? To learn the answer to that
question, please join me in Paul's letter to the Galatians. Today we are
starting a study of God's Word, which will last some six or seven months.
This study will teach us the central theme of the entire New Testament;
that true freedom for mankind comes only through a saving relationship
with Jesus Christ. We are priveleged to see the apostle Paul condense
all that truth into this masterpiece, his letter to the churches in the
region of Galatia. Over the next month we will see in chapter one:
THE AUTHORITY OF GOD - Verses 1-5
THE TRUTH OF GOD - Verses 6-10
THE CALL OF GOD - Verses 11-17
THE LEADING OF GOD - Verses 18-24
Let's look at our passage for today. Read text: (V.1-5) Opening
THE AUTHORITY OF GOD
** Before we begin our passage for today, let's share some important background
information regarding this marvelous letter. To whom was this letter written?
"...to the churches of Galatia" (V.2) (Located in the Southern
** Where was that?
East of Ephesus, in Asia Minor, it was an area that in 278 B.C. had
been conquered by the Gauls. They were a warrior type of people and
had control of that area for 2-1/2 centuries.
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