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Commentary on "Paul's Pastoral Appeal"



Day 7: Friday, November 25, 2011 - Further Study




Based on Faith (2:16)

Based on works (2:16)

Justifies sinful men (2:16-17)

Incapable of resulting in justification (2:16-17)

Begins and ends with Christ (2:20)

Makes Christ nothing (5:3)

Is the way of the Spirit (3:2, 3, 14)

Is the way of the flesh (3:3)

Is a “blessing” (3:14)

Is a “curse” (3:13)

Is God’s desired end for His people (3:23-24)

Was intended to be only a means to an end 3:23-25)

Results in intimacy with Christ (3:27)

Results in estrangement from Christ (5:4)

Makes one a son of God and an heir of Christ (4:6-7)

Keeps one a slave (4:7)

Brings liberty (5:1)

Results in bondage (5:1)

Depends on the power of Holy Spirit (5:16-18, 22, 23)

Depends on human nature (5:19-21)

Is motivated by love (5:13, 14)

Is motivated by pride (6:3, 13, 14)

Centers on the cross of Christ (6:12-14)

Centered on circumcision (5:11, 6:12-15)



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