The book of Galatians is one of the apostle Paul’s most impassioned and eloquent letters. It warns Christians of the dangers of both legalism and lawlessness, calling believers to live gospel-shaped lives.
In this study, pastor Geoff Ziegler walks readers through the promises, warnings, and gospel declarations found in Galatians. Both accessible and theologically robust, this guide will help Christians find freedom in their identity as God’s adopted children.
Over the course of 12 weeks, these studies explore books of the Bible and:
Part of the Knowing the Bible series.
Week 1: Overview
Week 2: The Irreplaceable Gospel (1:1–2:10)
Week 3: Our Identity in Christ (2:11–21)
Week 4: Entrance Requirements (3:1–14)
Week 5: Why the Law? (3:15–29)
Week 6: From Slaves to Sons (4:1–11)
Week 7: Two Kinds of Sons (4:12–5:1)
Week 8: Danger! Turn Back! (5:2–12)
Week 9: How to Live in True Freedom (5:13–24)
Week 10: Sowing to the Spirit (5:25–6:10)
Week 11: Defined by the Cross (6:11–18)
Week 12: Summary and Conclusion
Geoff Ziegler (PhD, Wheaton College) serves as the senior pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Hinsdale, Illinois. Geoff and his wife, Jennifer, have three sons.
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