Continuing to unpack the contrast between faith and the law, Paul opens up a new way to understand what has happened in and through Christ: a curse has been lifted. The law, intended for individual and community health, was good and had its place. But, because of the way that it had been used/misused over time, it had become a roadblock to the original ministry God intended for Abraham’s descendants. The people who had been called to transmit God’s blessing had become preoccupied with maintaining boundaries between themselves and others. And, it was impossible to obey the law in its totality, anyway! The gift of grace through the Cross is that our law-breaking has been set right and our curse removed.
About this Series:
What does it mean to live in a way that is Truly Free as a follower of Christ? The book of Galatians is one of the earliest biblical letters, written by the apostle Paul to a church that was struggling with how to best understand the grace they had received from Christ. Not only does Paul address what the grace of Christ does for individual people, he also deals with how that grace affects how Christians interact with one another. Through this series, we will be exploring how to live, in community with each other, as Truly Free people under the lordship of Christ.