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Galatians: A Study Guide for LIFE

Galatians: A Study Guide for LIFE

by James K. Crews


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... Can you recognize a false doctrine when you hear it? The Apostle Paul wanted to warn the believers in Galatia of a false doctrine they were being taught. Judaizers wanted the Christians to add strict adherence to the Law as a part of their beliefs. No way, says Paul. He clearly demonstrates the Biblical reasons why the Law is not "good news," nor is it the way of salvation. He then expands his discussion to show that when we depend on the Law, any law, we are trusting in our own fleshly abilities ("Look what I can do!"). God wants us to notice Christ and to trust in Him ("Look what My Son did for you!").
God is not interested in the psychobabble of the day or in human efforts or achievements. Paul's message to the Galatians is highly relevant to the false gospels being advocated which promote fitness, success, wealth or fame. Paul discusses the Gospel of Christ in regards to salvation, and he also applies its precepts to our daily lives in every segment and nuance of living.
Every Study Guide for LIFE helps the student with a three-pronged approach: 1) Explanatory notes offer insight into difficult or controversial passages; 2) Searching questions about the text direct readers back to the text for answers, and 3) Probing questions expand the context and challenge readers to apply the truths in this book to their contemporary cultures. By these means, the lessons of living by faith are discovered, explained and applied so that readers can walk according to the gospel approved by God.

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ISBN-13: 9781537747071
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

James K. Crews, B-Th, MA-Th, (he prefers "Jim") is an ordained minister who has served as Bible teacher, church leader, missionary, international conference speaker and academic dean of a Bible college. He's done all those things, but that's not who he is. He's just your basic, shy analytical kind of guy who sees himself as a follower of Jesus, one who has spent his life studying God's Word and getting to know Him. He has assembled a lifetime of learning to create the Study Guides for LIFE to point believers toward Jesus so they can also know Him and make Him known.
His theology is thoroughly conservative, evangelical, charismatic and Wesleyan. His study guides strive for unity in the body of Christ and a dependency on the Scriptures rather than on denominational dogma. With theology degrees from both the Independent Assemblies of God and a conservative Baptist seminary, he presents both sides of conflicting views. His goal is to expand the readers' awareness of the issues while directing them to the Scriptures and the father-heart of God so they can develop their own understanding and conclusions.

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