Galatians Study This Fall at Lifeprint Church

Starting Sunday  October 4 at 6:30,  I will be starting a study on Galatians in my home entitled, “Living in line with the Truth of the Gospel”. The study and questions were done by Tim Keller.  This course will run for 13 weeks.   The study will be equally good for mature believers or those that are new to their faith.  The study basically describes how the Gospel message (“the good news”)  of Jesus Christ works and provides the power for us living out our lives in our faith, relationships, marriages, and in all aspects of our lives:

Below  is an outline on the study. For those that are in the south-west suburbs area of the twin cities and at Lifeprint Church, I welcome you to join me if you want be e-mailing me at  There is limited space since it is in my home.

Introduction to Galatians
Study 1 Galatians 1:1-9 | The Uniqueness of the Gospel
Reflection: Luther’s Preface to Galatians
Study 2 Galatians 1:10-24 | A Gospel-Changed Life
Exercise: Testimony
Study 3 Galatians 2:1-10 | Unity in the Gospel
Reflection: The Two Prodigals
Study 4 Galatians 2:11-21 | Living the Gospel
Exercise: “In Line” with the Gospel
Study 5 Galatians 3:1-14 | The Gospel and Faith
Reflection: Grace and Growth
Study 6 Galatians 3:15-25 | The Gospel and the Law
Exercise: Deeds, Words and Heart
Study 7 Galatians 3:26-4:7 | Children of God
Reflection: Adoption in Christ
Study 8 Galatians 4:8-20 | Gospel-Centered Ministry
Exercise: Idols of the Heart
Study 9 Galatians 4:21-31 | Grace to the Barren
Exercise: Gospel Forgiveness
Study 10 Galatians 5:1-15 | Gospel Freedom
Exercise: Son or Slave?
Study 11 Galatians 5:16-25 | Gospel Character
Exercise: Fruit of the Spirit
Study 12 Galatians 5:26-6:5 | Gospel Relationships
Exercise: Gospel Relationships
Study 13 Galatians 6:6-18 | Sowing and Reaping
Reflection: Luther Re-visited

I will post some quotes from Galatians and from my own and Tims interpretation of Galatians in the comments section. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section and I will respond back.


7 thoughts on “Galatians Study This Fall at Lifeprint Church

  1. centralityofthegospel Post author

    An excerpt from the study as Tim was reflecting on why Paul approached Peter with not acting in line with the truth of the Gospel (Gal 2:14).

    Belief in the gospel is not just the way to enter the kingdom of God; it is the way to address every obstacle and grow in every aspect. The gospel is not just the “ABCs” but the “A-to-Z” of the Christian life. The gospel is the way that anything is renewed and transformed by Christ — whether a heart, a relationship, a church, or a community. All our problems come from a lack of orientation to the gospel. Put positively, the gospel transforms our hearts, our thinking and our approach to absolutely everything.

  2. centralityofthegospel Post author

    The gospel of justifying faith means that while Christians are, in themselves still sinful and sinning, yet in Christ, in God’s sight, they are accepted and righteous. So we can say that we are more wicked than we ever dared believe, but more loved and accepted in Christ than we ever dared hope — at the very same time. This creates a radical new dynamic for personal growth. It means that the more you see your own flaws and sins, the more precious, electrifying, and amazing God’s grace appears to you. But on the other hand, the more aware you are of God’s grace and acceptance in Christ, the more able you are to drop your denials and self-defenses and admit the true dimensions and character of your sin.

  3. john long

    I have been searching for Luther’s full introduction / preface to his commentary on Galatians – can you help me find one ?


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