Week Thirty-Five

 THE GOSPEL

  • The Gospel means ‘good news’ or ‘glad tidings’.
  • It is about the Kingdom of God and the Lord Jesus Christ, and how men may be saved.
  • There is only one Gospel. It cannot be changed. (Jude 1:3).

 LETTER TO THE GALATIANS

  • Certain Jews had tried to take the Galatian churches (ecclesias) away from the One Gospel by insisting also that they kept the ritual of the old law and so Paul writes to them.
  • The Gospel is that Jesus is the Promised Seed (descendant) of the woman (Genesis 3:15; Galatians 4:4) and of Abraham (Genesis 12:3; Galatians 3:16) and that the Jews or Gentiles can by faith be heirs of the Promises but only if they are ‘in Christ’ (3:17).

 

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 DAILY READINGS AND NOTES – WEEK THIRTY-FIVE 

Day 1: 2 Corinthians 11

There is only one Gospel (verses 3,4) and it must not be altered. Note how Paul had suffered for the defence of that Gospel.
Day 2: Galatians 1: There is only one Gospel (verses 6-90 and it must not be altered! It is the Gospel we too must believe.
Day 3: Galatians 2 The old law has been replaced by the grace of Christ (verses 20-21).
Day 4: Galatians 3 Notice that the Gospel was preached to Abraham (verse 8). Faith in Christ and baptism into him make us also heirs of the Promise (verse 29).
Day 5: Galatians 4 We need to be sons of God (verse 6) and children of the Promise (verse 28) if we are to inherit the earth.
Day 6: Galatians 5 Those who are Christ’s must put to death their own wrong desires (verse 24).
Day 7: Galatians 6 There will be a judgment at the end (verse 7-8).