Session 3: Abraham’s Release & Abraham’s Blessing (Galatians 3:10-14)

February 8, 2014 | 1 pm session

Outlining five significant difficulties with the most popular interpretation of Galatians 3:10, Tim Gallant sets forth an alternative reading aimed at better coherence with the context.

Taking 3:13 to mean that the Messiah has borne the penalty necessary in order for Israel to depart from Torah and move into the new covenant, Gallant explains how this reading not only solves our interpretive problems, but a serious roadblock in salvation history.

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 3:10-14

10For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 12And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. 13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.