NextLevel Online: Galatians
by Michael DeFazio
A Gospel Worth Fighting For (Galatians 1:1-10)
In this first session, we start unpacking Paul's letter to the Galatians to study what Paul is saying to the Galatians and what God is saying to us.
Received by Revelation (Galatians 1:11-24)
In this second session, Paul explains where the gospel came from—that the gospel is not discovered nor deduced, but revealed.
Supported by Jerusalem (Galatians 2:1-10)
Session 3 explains Paul's argument in defending the Gospel that he preaches.
Sustained in Conflict (Galatians 2:11-21)
Tracing the arguments Paul provided in defending the gospel.
Covenant Blessing: By Law or By Faith? (Galatians 3:1-14)
Comparative defense of the Gospel
Covenant Fulfillment: Law or Promise? (Galatians 3:15-29)
Paul talks about how to obtain God's blessing.
Covenant Identity: Slaves or Sons? (Galatians 4:1-11)
Covenant blessing, Covenant Fulfillment and Covenant Identity.
Personal Appeal and Allegorical Summary (Galatians 4:12-31)
Paul’s personal appeal.
Taking the Doctrine of Justification Personally
Session 9 talks about justification. It explains how our worth is defined not by what other people think of us but by what God thinks of us. Let's get justified not by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus, who expressed God's grace by dying on our behalf.
Stand Firm in Freedom (Galatians 5:1-12)
Paul gives us instructions on how to apply the gospel to life and stand firm against the temptation to forget grace.
Step Forward in the Spirit (Galatians 5:13-26)
In Session 11, Paul teaches us how to become transformed people. The goal is to serve and love one another, to choose our battles wisely, to practice Christlikeness, to know the stakes when it comes to Christlikeness, and to keep in mind Paul's metaphors for how the spirit is involved in our life.
Stick Together as Family (Galatians 6:1-10)
Session 12 discusses Paul's teaching on how we can stick together as a community.
Signing Off (Gal 6:11-18)
The last session is a review and analysis of Paul's arguments.