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Galatians: Discipleship Lessons, by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
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Galatians shines as Paul’s foundational exposition of core Christianity

It’s amazing how many so-called Christians don’t really “get it.” They think that the basis of Christianity is living a good moral life and doing good works. And – so long as you don’t mess up your life entirely – you’ll end up in heaven. And, oh yes, Jesus died for our sins, whatever that means.

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians deals with this kind of shallow understanding head-on. He had won the Galatians to Christ. But now some Jewish-Christians had begun to convince these Gentile believers that they couldn’t be saved unless they were circumcised and kept the Mosaic Law. The new Christians were about to go backwards – from faith in Christ to faith in law-keeping – and Paul is adamant that this is a fall from grace.

As you study Galatians, you’ll begin to grasp the core of the gospel that helped Martin Luther to the conviction that we are saved by faith alone. You’ll also learn to walk by the Spirit and bear the fruit of the Spirit in your character.

This volume explores Galatians in 9 lessons. Thought-provoking discussion questions make it a useful tool for personal enrichment, small groups, and classes. Extensive footnotes assist teachers and preachers with background research for sermon preparation.

Here's the abbreviated table of contents of this 166-page book:

Preface 3
Table of Contents 4
Reprint Guidelines 8
References and Abbreviations 9
Introduction to Galatians 11
1. No Other Gospel (1:1-10) 18
2. The Independence of Paul’s Gospel (1:11-2:10) 26
3. Justified by Faith in Christ (2:11-21) 38
4. Faith Is the Key, not Law (3:1-25) 52
5. By the Spirit We Cry, ‘Abba, Father’ (3:26-4:7) 63
6. Freedom from the Law by the Spirit (4:8-5:12) 74
7. The Spirit and the Flesh (5:13-21) 91
8. The Spirit and Character (5:22-26) 104
9. Sowing to the Spirit (6:1-18) 117
Appendix 1: Handouts for Group Participants 136
Appendix 2. Chronology of St. Paul’s Ministry 162
Appendix 3: Songs and Hymns from Galatians 163

Detailed Table of Contents

Participant lesson handouts can be downloaded and printed for your group or class at no charge.

The book is available in both paperback and e-book formats.

  Galatians: Discipleship Lessons, by Dr. Ralph F. WilsonPaperback format, $13.95, must be ordered through and other online booksellers. You may also ask your local bookstore to order it. The paperback book has 166 pages and is 7.5" x 9.25". ISBN 978-0-9847340-2-3.

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