In his letter to the Galatians, Paul writes the church that they should be careful to believe in the right gospel. He worries that others have swayed the church to add something to Christ, in their case following the Law, without them even realizing what was happening. Where do we tend to add something to the gospel and thereby belittle Christ in our lives? If it happened to the Galatians, it can certainly happen to us; we should be watchful! That’s why Paul’s warnings and correction, which are full of grace and hope, are of great value to us today. Starting on June 16th, we will post one devotional below every Tuesday and Friday, hearing the thoughts of members of the Calvary Chapel Freiburg. Since there will only be two devotionals per chapter, we will not cover each individual verse in the book – we suggest that you read through Galatians throughout the week so that you don’t miss any verses and can get the most out of this devotional series. We encourage you out of God’s grace to open your mind and heart as He shows you how wonderful and fully sufficient He is for our lives as individuals and as a church!
We are called and bought free – by the blood of Jesus – to a life in freedom. That this doesn’t run by itself is something we see in the days of the New Testament until today, as shows us Marita Völker with the conclusion of the letter to the Galatians.
Why is it all about beeing “a new creation”? Micha Kress looks for an answer in Galatians 6, 12-15
All that we have heard the past weeks Paul say are great. Now we need to put these things into practise. But how? Samuel Aisenbrey shares his thoughts to Galatians 6: 1-5.
How can we change inside? How do our will and actions become ONE wit the God’s will? Sven Küspert takes a look in Galtatians 5, 13-26
The yoke. There are different types that exist. Which ones and what they offer, shows us Solveig Küspert today by looking at Galatians 5: 1-12.
The Galatians needed to be reminded, that the law wouldn’t justify them. Maurice Schärer reminds us too, based on Galatians 4:21-30.
The bible talks about God as a good Father. Why you should agree to this, independent of your experiences with earthly fathers, explains Gudrun and Siegfried based on Galatians 4: 3-6.
Can we have a identity that cannnot be destroyed so easily? Does the bible give us hope even in such personal questions? Finn Langenbach takes a look in Galatians 3, 26-28
How do you deal with the feeling when everything seems to work fine? What gives you freedom? Janis Arzet takes a look into Galanter 3: 1-14.
Why is the criticism of Paul towards Peter so directly? And what can we learn from this about hypocrisy and our lifes today? Finn Langenbach takes a look at Galatians 2, 11-20