Session 2: Dimensions of Faith in Galatians (Galatians 2:20, 3:21-25)

February 8, 2014 | 10:45 a.m. session

In Galatians, Paul says things about faith that sound strange: faith came, faith was revealed, and the promise was given through faith.

Drawing on Romans 1:17, which speaks of God’s righteousness being revealed from faith unto faith, Tim Gallant shows how the faith[fulness] of the Messiah undergirds our faith and provides the foundation for life.

Preacher: Tim Gallant

Tim Gallant is the author of numerous books, including Feed My Lambs and Paul’s Travail, a recent commentary on Galatians. He received his M.Div. from Mid-America Reformed Seminary, and with his wife Kristi raises nine children.

Our study conference for 2014 featured Tim Gallant speaking on Galatians. This challenging look at the letter invites us to probe deeper. Session 1: The Crisis & Conflict of Galatians Session 2: Dimensions of Faith in Galatians Session 3: Abraham’s Release & Abraham’s Blessing Session 4: “Yet Not I”—Live Jesus Sunday School Session: Discussion of… (read more)

Bible Passages: Galatians 2:20, 3:21-25
Galatians 2:20

20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Galatians 3:21-25

21Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. 22But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.