The Berean Expositor
Volume 37 - Page 66 of 208
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G A L A T I A N S.
A1 | 1: 1 - 2: 14. The Apostle's authority. "Though an angel from heaven."
a | Jerusalem. Bondage.
b | Circumcision not compelled.
c | Persecution for gospel.
B1 | 2: 15 - 4: 12. CROSS 5: LAW. |
d | I am crucified with Christ.
e | Not I but Christ.
f | Redeemed from curse.
g | Covenant and adoption.
A2 | 4: 13 - 6: 10. The Apostle's infirmity. "As an angel of God."
a | Jerusalem. Free.
b | Circumcision availeth nothing.
c | Persecution for the cross.
B2 | 6: 11 - 6: 16. CROSS 5: WORLD. |
d | I am crucified to the world.
e | Not circumcision but new creature.
f | Peace.
g | Israel of God.
A3 | 6: 17, 18. The Apostle's marks in his body.
GRACE and SPIRIT. Bondage and signature (see II Thess. 3: 17).
Before commencing the exposition of the epistle let us acquaint ourselves with the
lines of teaching summarized under the captions printed in capitals here given. We do
not set out every reference, but give a fair sample of the way these subjects are treated.
FAITH 5: WORKS. "Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but
by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be
justified by the faith of Jesus Christ, and not by the works of the law; for by the works of
the law shall no flesh be justified" (2: 16).
"This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by
the hearing of faith?" (3: 2).
"He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you,
doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?" (3: 5).
SPIRIT 5: FLESH.  "Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the
flesh?" (3: 3).
"He that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit" (4: 29).
"Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh" (5: 16).
"The flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh" (5: 17).
CROSS 5: LAW AND WORLD. "For I through the law am dead to the law, that I
might live unto God. I am crucified with Christ" (2: 19, 20).
"But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by
Whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world" (6: 14).
"Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us; for it
is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree" (3: 13).