Welcome to this study
of Paul's Letter to the Galatians. We trust that the study of
this Letter will enlighten you and enlarge your understanding
of the grace of God in Jesus Christ, and the purpose and functions
of the law. Furthermore, that your daily experience will be one
of living in that grace, for salvation rests solely upon the
grace of God. Galatians contains the Good News of the Gospel
of justification by faith apart from the works of the law.
The Method of Studies
to audio ETS 21:1-5 (Tape Code) by Rev. Geoffrey Bingham. These
can be ordered by contacting NCTM. These tapes are now available
as mp3 on CD.
The best way to study
is to decide first what you wish to obtain from the course.
If you wish only to get a bird's-eye view of the subject, then
simply read your notes and look up a minimum of Bible references.
If some of the material seems difficult to handle, then leave
it for another time. If, however, you wish to do the course
thoroughly, then look up that number of references which helps
you to grasp the subject fully. Also read and re-read the text
allotted to you in Galatians:
Your attitude to your
study will work for you if you are willing to say, 'I want
to increase my biblical knowledge and come to a deeper understanding
of the truth, therefore I am determined to see this course
through to completion'.
Method I requires
essay style responses. Essays to the order of 150-250 words
per question. According to the subject matter, some questions
may require up to 500 words or more. We encourage you to
follow the instructions on the attached sheet, 'Hints
For Writing Essays'.
Method II requires direct answers to the
set of questions. This method does not require written
essays and long paragraphs. As a learning process, the
questions are designed to lead you through the essentials
of the subject matter of each lesson. The answers are
to be in the form of statements, sentences and short
paragraphs. Sometimes only one word will be required.
Further to this way
of study, you can read extra material recommended in the Bibliography.
In that Bibliography we have recommended certain Bible helps.
You do not have to buy these, but they certainly will be valuable
books to have on your shelves.