Sermons on Justification

Justified by Faith-Pt. 2 (Galatians 2:17-21)

We are continuing to make our way through Paul’s letter to the Galatians. This morning we saw that this passage is the transition point in the letter. After Paul opens with a stunning rebuke – instead of thanksgiving – he moved into a defense of his authority and calling as an apostle. This included his confrontation with Peter in Antioch when Peter was unwilling to eat with Gentiles. Keep that episode in mind because it sets up the main argument…

Justified by Faith-Pt. 1 (Galatians 2:15-21)

This passage is the transition point in Galatians. Paul began this letter quickly, skipping his usual section of thanksgiving and opening with a sharp rebuke. After more than a chapter of Paul defending his apostolic authority, and after taking a moment to explain the episode where he stood opposed to Peter, he now transitions to describing the central doctrine of Christianity. In Galatians 2:15-3:14 Paul defends the doctrine of justification by faith. We are only looking at the first part…