The Message of Galatians
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The Message of Galatians

The Bible Speaks Today Series

by John Stott

The Message of Galatians
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  • Length: 204 pages
  • Published: August 13, 1984
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  • ISBN: 978-0-87784-288-0
  • Item Code: 0288
  • Case Quantity: 48

To enclaves of young converts tucked away in the mountains of Asia Minor, Paul wrote what is perhaps the oldest document in the New Testament--the letter to the Galatians. What problems were they facing?

Among a variety of religious authorities espousing different teachings, how were they to know who was right? How were men and women to be put right with God? How could Christians in the midst of a pagan culture live lives truly pleasing to God?

'Only one way--' answered Paul, 'through Jesus Christ.' His answer holds true for us as well. The details of our struggle have changed since Paul's day, but the principles he sets forth are as timeless as the Lord he exalts.

In this book John Stott helps us to understand and apply the message of Galatians in the face of contemporary challenges to our faith.

CONTENTS

Preface
Chief Abbreviations
1. The Apostle Paul's Authority and Gospel - 1:1-5
2. False Teachers and Faithless Galatians - 1:6-10
3. The Origins of Paul's Gospel - 1:11-24
4. Only One Gospel - 2:1-10
5. Paul Clashes with Peter in Antioch - 2:11-16
6. Justification by Faith Alone - 2:15-21
7. The Folly of the Galatians - 3:1-9
8. The Alternative of Faith and Works
9. Abraham, Moses and Christ - 3:15-22
10. Under the Law and in Christ - 3:23-29
11. Once Slaves, but now Sons
12. The Relation between Paul and the Galatians - 4:12-20
13. Isaac and Ishmael - 4:21-31
14. False and True Religion - 5:1-12
15. The Nature of Christian Freedom - 5:13-15
16. The Flesh and Spirit - 5:16-25
17. Reciprocal Christian Relationships - 5:26-6:5
18. Sowing and Reaping - 6:6-10
19. The Essence of Christian Religion - 6:11-18

A Review of the Epistle

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John Stott

John R. W. Stott (1921–2011) has been known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain and the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974).

Stott's many books have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. His best-known work, Basic Christianity, has sold two million copies and has been translated into more than sixty languages. Other titles include The Cross of Christ, Understanding the Bible, The Contemporary Christian, Evangelical Truth, Issues Facing Christians Today, The Incomparable Christ, Why I Am a Christian, and Through the Bible Through the Year, a daily devotional. He has also written eight volumes in The Bible Speaks Today series of New Testament expositions.

Whether in the West or in the Majority World, a hallmark of Stott's ministry has been expository preaching that addresses the hearts and minds of contemporary men and women. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" and was named in the Queen’s New Years Honours list as Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In 1969, Stott founded the Langham Trust to fund scholarships for young evangelical leaders from the Majority World. He then founded the Evangelical Literature Trust, which provided books for students, pastors, and theological libraries in the Majority World. These two trusts continued as independent charities until 2001, when they were joined as a single charity: the Langham Partnership. Langham's vision continues today to see churches in the Majority World equipped for mission and growing to maturity in Christ through nurturing national movements for biblical preaching, fostering the creation and distribution of evangelical literature, and enhancing evangelical theological education.

Visit the John Stott Ministries Langham Partnership website.

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