Bewitched!Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | September 25, 1977
Selected highlights from this sermon
In the first part of Galatians 3, Paul is not only defending salvation by grace alone, but he’s also defending Christian living by grace alone.
Pastor Wiersbe encourages believers to continue in their Christian walk the same way they began: in grace by faith. God doesn’t have to give us anything more to grow in our Christian life. He has already given us all that we need.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
Paul is concerned that the truth of the Gospel remains untainted.
Paul is not only defending salvation by grace alone, but he is also defending Christian living by grace alone.
The Christian life is lived the same way it started—by grace alone.
- Subjective experience: Personal argument from the Galatian’s own experience (Galatians 3:1-5).
- The Galatians had heard the Word of God.
- There is no salvation apart from the Word of God.
- The Galatians trusted Jesus Christ.
- The body is neutral, but the flesh is corrupt.
- The Galatians had been bewitched by the law.
- Objective theology (Galatians 3:6-14)
- Abraham’s faith in God’s promises was counted as righteousness.
- We are saved in the same way—through faith.
- Jesus bore the curse of the law so we might be free from the law.
- Logical argument (Galatians 3:15-18)
- God made a covenant with Abraham through Christ.
- Abraham didn’t promise anything to God.
- God made His covenant through grace.
God doesn’t have to give us anything more to grow in our Christian life. He has already given us all that we need.
Beware of legalism, and don’t create new laws for yourself.
You’ve begun in the Spirit; don’t try and continue in the flesh!