Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Historical Background

Outline

Message

Exposition

I. INTRODUCTION 1:1-10

A. Salutation 1:1-5

B. Denunciation 1:6-10

II. PERSONAL DEFENSE OF PAUL'S GOSPEL 1:112:21

A. Independence from other apostles 1:11-24

1. The source of Paul's gospel 1:11-17

2. The events of Paul's early ministry 1:18-24

B. Interdependence with other apostles 2:1-10

C. Correction of another apostle 2:11-21

III. THEOLOGICAL AFFIRMATION OF SALVATION BY FAITH chs. 34

A. Vindication of the doctrine ch. 3

1. The experiential argument 3:1-5

2. The Scriptural argument 3:6-14

The blessing of faith 3:6-9

The curse of works 3:10-14

3. The logical argument 3:15-29

The continuance of faith after the giving of the Law 3:15-18

The purpose of the Law 3:19-22

The conditions of people under Law and faith 3:23-29

B. Clarification of the doctrine ch. 4

1. The domestic illustration 4:1-11

The illustration 4:1-7

The appeal 4:8-11

2. The historical illustration 4:12-20

3. The biblical illustration 4:21-31

The biblical story 4:21-23

The allegorical interpretation 4:24-27

The practical application 4:28-31

IV. PRACTICAL APPLICATION TO CHRISTIAN LIVING 5:16:10

A. Balance in the Christian life ch. 5

1. Living without the Law 5:1-12

2. Living without license 5:13-15

3. Living by the Holy Spirit 5:16-26

The promise of victory 5:16-18

The works of the flesh 5:19-21

Sexual sins (v. 19)

Religious sins (v. 20)

Societal sins (vv. 20-21)

Intemperate sins (v. 21)

Other sins (v. 21)

The fruit of the Spirit 5:22-23

Mental or God-ward qualities (v. 22)

Interpersonal or other-ward qualities (v. 22)

General or self-ward qualities (vv. 22-23)

The provision for victory 5:24-26

B. Responsibilities of the Christian life 6:1-10

1. Toward sinning Christians 6:1

2. Toward burdened Christians 6:2-5

3. Toward teachers 6:6-9

4. Toward all people 6:10

V. CONCLUSION 6:11-18

Appendix

Bibliography