In February, The Village will begin to walk through the book of Galatians [NOTE: watch our latest Q&A video to learn more about the study]. As we previously did with Colossians, we want to provide some helpful resources for those wishing to dig more deeply into the book.
Galatians at a Glance
Galatians is about the gospel. From the first chapter, Paul eagerly defends the gospel of Christ against the anti-gospel of those who would add to the finished work of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The book serves as a strong defense against the idea that we can contribute to our own justification through works. It attacks self-made religion and includes some penetrating analyses to be applied to most cults and major world religions, Islam in particular.
We are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. But this is no license to sin as the same Spirit by whom we are justified now works in us for our sanctification. Since we have life by Him, we are to live by and walk in Him as we image the character of our God.
Christ is our righteousness. Christ is our freedom. Christ is our life. This is the gospel. This is the message of Galatians.
- The Message of Galatians by John Stott
- John Calvin’s Sermons on Galatians
- Martin Luther’s Commentary on Galatians
- Galatians by John Brown
- Other recommended commentaries
We adapted a study by Tim Keller, pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian, for all Home Groups to use. For those desiring supplemental studies, here are some suggestions:
- Let’s Study Galatians by Derek Thomas
- Galatians: Experiencing the Grace of Christ by John Stott
- Galatians: Living in Freedom and Love by Scot McKnight and Karen Lee-Thorp
You might also consider No Other Gospel, a series of messages on Galatians by Josh Moody.