Stay the Course

August 16, 2020 • Todd Bryant

In this section, Paul hammers the final nail in the coffin of the Jewish agitators—and he leaves these churches with not merely his suggestions, but his instructions.

Community Team Building

August 9, 2020 • Todd Bryant

In this section, Paul lays a foundation for serving God in light of sure judgment. We will all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ. And this section is intended to ready believers for that judgment—and the place where we are to be prepared is the local church.

Christian Conflict

August 2, 2020 • Todd Bryant

In this passage, we are going to see that there are two ways—two worldviews—among mankind. There is the way of the flesh and the way of the Spirit. But that battle is still raging inside every believer—and we must learn to submit to the Spirit and crucify the flesh.

Run Christian Run

July 19, 2020 • Todd Bryant

In this passage, we will see that Paul’s message of justification by faith alone does not imply that believers aren’t to pursue God by good works. Believers are called by grace to enable them to rightly serve God and others.

Our Emancipation Proclamation

July 12, 2020 • Todd Bryant

In this text, Paul draws a line in the sand. One is either set free from the Mosaic Law—along with its demands and penalties or one is condemned. Any attempt to help God save us through our own efforts is not New Testament Christianity in Paul’s mind.

Born for Freedom

June 28, 2020 • Todd Bryant

In this wonderful text before us this day, we are going to learn how we were born again for freedom, not for slavery to the Law. I think we will be amazed at Paul’s use of the Old Testament in this passage.

Pastoral Petitions

June 21, 2020 • Todd Bryant

In this section, we will see the Paul the theologian become Paul the pastor. In clear, loving terms, Paul’s words here truly model the goal of every church leader who is doing what God has gifted him to do.

Adopted by Faith

June 14, 2020 • Todd Bryant

In this section, we will continue to see that the benefits we enjoy as Christians—specifically here that we are adopted children of God—come by faith, not by works.

Outgrown the Law

June 7, 2020 • Todd Bryant

In this text, Paul will explain that the Law never was intended to save us, but to injure us. And that now—apart from law and ceremony, we are declared to be sons of God by faith alone.

No Strings Attached

May 31, 2020 • Todd Bryant

In this passage, we will see that God made Abraham a free promise—with no strings attached. Paul will make the argument that God didn’t change that deal after He had made it. Any supposed change by the giving of the Law is a misunderstanding in our minds.

The Curse of the Law

May 24, 2020 • Todd Bryant

In this passage, we will again see the impossibility of being justified by Law keeping. In this text, Paul not only pits faith and works against one another, but does so using several Old Testament texts.

Bewitched Believers

May 17, 2020 • Todd Bryant

In this section, Paul again addresses the Galatians personally with some strong language of correction—and even calls Abraham as witness to salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

Justification by Faith Alone

May 10, 2020 • Todd Bryant

It is absolutely critical that we understand this truth. This is the core of the Gospel message. If we are wrong on how a sinner is accepted by God, nothing else matters.

Inconsistent Orthodoxy

May 3, 2020 • Todd Bryant

In this passage, we find a man—an apostle, actually—who was orthodox in his doctrine. Peter’s theology was correct on paper. However, his actions conflicted with that theology and actually contradicted the Gospel. Though this is something we rarely think about—at least from the perspective offered here—there is much for us to learn today.

Paul's Autobiography, Part 3

April 26, 2020 • Todd Bryant

In this section, Paul takes us to Jerusalem—into a private meeting with the leaders of the church there. He will prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that the Gospel taught to him by Jesus is the same Gospel Jesus taught to the other apostles. We would expect nothing less.