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FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY

Topic: Galatians Chapter Two: Message Outlines

Galatians 2:11-21 (14)

by Darrel Cline
(darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)

Chapter # 2 Paragraph # 2 Study # 14
September 18, 2011
Dayton, Texas
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Thesis:The believer's "faith" is to be determinedly focused upon the Son of God.

Introduction:In our consideration of Galatians 2:20 in its context we have seen that Cephas and Paul are presenting two differing methods of handling the circumstances of life. Both have been brought to life by the Spirit of Christ; both are indwelt by the Spirit of Christ; both face the same kind of pressures in their circumstances; and both fall back upon deeply ingrained methods for handling the issues that come their way. But, Cephas falls back upon a method to which he was supposed to have died when he was crucified with Christ (note Galatians 6:14). In contrast, Paul falls back upon a method that arose out of his crucifixion with Christ (this is the point of 2:19-20).

In our study this evening we are going to examine Paul's description of his method of life. He says that Peter's "method" is "fear driven" and deficient but that his "method" is "faith driven" and effective. What is the actual difference?


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