introduction:The Apostle Paul wrote the Book of Galatians
to the believers of this local church at a time when they were beginning to
reject the gospel of grace and were instead moving backward toward obedience of
the Mosaic Law as the means of winning favor with God. Paul’s purpose in
writing was to point out the dramatic differences between Law and Grace.
Imprisoned vs. Free
“Stand fast therefore in the
liberty by which Christ has made us free,and do not be entangled
again with a yoke of bondage” (Galatians 5:1).
summary:The bottom line of understanding Law vs.
Grace is a theology of “DO or DONE!” Are you still trying to DO things to earn
your salvation, or do you understand that it was DONE for you on the Cross of
Calvary by Jesus Christ—you only need to accept/trust His provision on your
“Being justified freely
by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24). “Not by works of righteousness which we do, but according to His
mercy He saves us” (Titus 3:5a).
notes:(1) The fourth Tuesday of each month during
2013 ALN will look at one aspect of “Law vs. Grace” as seen in the Book of