Concordia Theological Monthly

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Lectures on Galatians

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st. paul, crucified, justice, righteousness, sins, mercy, wisdom, luther, antioch, athens, corinth

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Paul gloried in the Cross of Christ, in nothing but the Cross of Christ. By that he means the Gospel, by which we are saved, "Christ died for our sins." "We are justified by His blood." 1 Cor. 15:2, 3; Rom. 5:9.

As the sun radiates beams of light in all directions, so the Cross sheds light on all important things. It is a pillar of light flaming with unspeakable glory.

The Cross preaches God's love. There we see and feel His heart beating for us. The Cross in bright light shows God so loved the wicked world that He spared not His own Son, the Only-begotten, the Son of His love. So wondrous is this love that God Himself commends to us His love for us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for the ungodly. God is Love.

The Cross preaches God's justice.


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Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 15:2-3; Romans 5:9; Galatians 6:13; 1 John 1:9; Romans 3:21, 26; Ephesians 5:2; Romans 5:9; Psalm 85:10; Romans 1:20; Acts 14:17; 1 Corinthians 1:20-31; 1 Corinthians 2:6-9; 1 Corinthians 3:19; Colossians 2:3; Philippians 3:8-9; John 12:31; 1 John 2:15-17; Song of Solomon 3:13; Ephesians 2:1-2; 1 Corinthians 11:32;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars