The Galatians Study, started on April 21, 2013, is a follow up to the ABC's of Right Division taught by Wayne Stewart and takes a verse by verse look at the book of Galatians. Using the foundations taught from his previous study, Wayne looks at teaching Galatians rightly divided. This book was written by the Apostle Paul in his first ministry and is defending his Apostleship and the message of salvation by grace during the book of Acts with the churches in Galatia. This study will teach us Galatians from the context of Paul's teaching through the book of Acts.
The lesson on August 4, 2013 was part 16 of the study in "Galatians". A quick review was given of the previous lesson where Paul was explaining how their zealous behavior was good if it was used with knowledge. After establishing the pushback that Paul was receiving wasn't from his previous visit, the negative response was due to his admonishing of the Galatians falling back into the elements of the law. He then challenged them to consider what they were doing going back under the law. Paul even gave an allegory using Abraham and his two sons, one born after the flesh and one born after the promise. Paul then explains the hope of the promise which was a city that had a foundatiion whose builder and maker was God. The lesson looked at all the passages regarding New Jerusalem and how that is specifically tied to the twelve tribes of Israel. After Acts 28, PAul reveals a new hope with a new location in the super heavens and compared the two for our learning and clear differentiation. The scripture reading was from Galatians 4:21-26 KJV