Saturday 15th August, follow up thoughts

Saturday, 15th August 2020

More about the letter to the Galatians

In today's reading St Paul was writing to the Galatians. Galatia was part of modern-day Turkey, and was largely occupied by Gentiles rather than Jews. Paul had visited the area at least twice before (see Acts Chapter 14.21 and Acts Chapter 18.23). Unfortunately while Paul was away false teachers came teaching these new Christians that they should obey Jewish laws. Paul points out that God had sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to free people from these laws, which they were unable to obey. Everyone who trusts Jesus becomes a member of God's family, and He gives them His Holy Spirit (see Romans Chapter 8.11), so we can call God, 'Our Father' (see Matthew Chapter 6.9-13).

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