For freedom Christ has set us free;
stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.Galatians 5:1
In Paul’s letter to the Galatians, we find his most impassioned and coherent argument for the pouring out of faith under the new covenant and the redeemed life granted to those who have been made free in Christ. The apostle is zealous that readers understand why Jesus had to die and how his death affects us, weaving his eloquent instruction in law and gospel through promises, warnings, and declarations.
Galatians explains the believer’s new relationship with God: We’re freed from sin. We’re freed from the Law. We’re adopted as children of God. We’re counted as spiritual children of Abraham, whether we’re Jews or non-Jews. And we’re all empowered by the Holy Spirit to do good works, something sin prevented us from doing and the Law never enabled us to do.
This women’s Bible study will work through the text of Paul’s letter to the Galatians through 12 weekly gatherings (with some breaks, see schedule below). A companion guide from Crossway is available but not necessary (also at Amazon for $8). We’ll start online with Zoom and see how things go for the summer as the state begins to open up.
There will be two options for this study:
An evening group will meet on Mondays, starting May 18, 7 to 9, through 8/17.
Dates: 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17
There will also be a morning group on Wednesdays, starting May 20, 9 to 11, through 8/19.
Dates: 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19
Please let Laura know if you are interested in participating. You can join at any time.