Galatians Radio Broadcasts


Distortions of the Gospel: Galatians 1:7
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, January 9, 2017
We discuss the distortions of the gospel that happen when human traditions that are not valid implications or applications of Scripture are made binding on the church. We discuss Sabbath laws and true Sabbath rest. We also explain the dangers of pietism.
MP3 (duration 00:54:21)

The Danger of Deserting the Gospel: Galatians 1:6
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, January 2, 2017
We discuss the allusion to the golden calf incident and the importance of understanding the distinction between the universal call of the gospel and the effectual, inner call that results in conversion. We discuss the gospel implications of Galatians 1:6.
MP3 (duration 00:45:37)

Galatians Concluding Overview-The Gospel of Grace: Galatians 1:7-9
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, March 30, 2015
There is nothing more critical than getting the gospel right. Luther distinguished between active--what we do--and passive righteousness--what God has done for us. The imputed righteousness of Christ is what is offered through the gospel...
MP3 (duration 00:35:55)

Implications of the New Creation: Galatians 6:16-18
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, March 23, 2015
We begin with a discussion of implications of the new creation. The new covenant teachings given by Christ and His apostles are the rule by which we must walk. Justice and mercy meet at the cross of Christ and that is the basis of salvation...
MP3 (duration 00:30:22)

Boasting Only in the Cross: Galatians 6:14-15
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, March 16, 2015
Boasting in the cross is boasting in what God has done for us, not what we imagine we are going to do for God. If we preach and teach the text of Scripture accurately we will emphasize the cross. We discuss what it means to be dead to this world...
MP3 (duration 00:34:52)

Do Not Be Compelled by Legalists: Galatians 6:11-13
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, March 9, 2015
Paul was strong and forthright about rebuking the legalists addressed in Galatians. He saw them as a threat to the gospel and the well-being of the church. Whether one was circumcised or uncircumcised was of no consequence under the new covenant.
MP3 (duration 00:34:24)

Do Not Give up on Doing Good: Galatians 6:9,10
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, March 2, 2015
This section of Galatians gives us an important exhortation about living according to the promises of God. Moses did just that when he chose to suffer affliction with the people of God rather than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.
MP3 (duration 00:34:21)

Sowing and Reaping: Galatians 6:8
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, February 23, 2015
This passage again discusses the contrast between flesh and Spirit. Flesh is related to "decay" and Spirit to "eternal life" that does not decay. The lusts of the flesh are things that appeal to us in this world outside of God. They will pass away...
MP3 (duration 00:31:39)

The Danger of Mocking God: Galatians 6:7b
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, February 16, 2015
We begin by explaining the warning about mocking God. We show that false teachers like to make themselves law-givers and thus usurp the place of Christ and His apostles. Theological liberalism rejects Biblical law and replaces it with teachings of man.
MP3 (duration 00:31:04)

Sowing to the Spirit: Galatians 6:6-7a
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, February 9, 2015
We are commanded to share with those who bring sound teaching. We must discern the difference between the truth and error to know what to support. The idea of sowing and reaping is introduced. To listen to the Judaizers is to sow to the flesh. To listen to the Word of God is to walk in and sow to the Spirit.
MP3 (duration 00:34:39)

Self-examination: Galatians 6:4-5
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, February 2, 2015
The Greek word dokimazo_ means "to test something to see if it is genuine." This word is used in Galatians 6:4. We discuss Romans 12:2 that also uses this word. We want to know what it means to put things to the test to know God's will...
MP3 (duration 00:33:20)

The Danger of Self-deception: Galatians 6:3
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, January 26, 2015
We discuss the danger of thinking we are better than others in the body of Christ and thereby rejecting them. We must receive repentant sinners like Jesus did. The danger of self-deception always lurks to mislead us into sinful pride.
MP3 (duration 00:33:55)

The Law of Christ: Galatians 6:2
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, January 19, 2015
Jesus Christ and His apostles are the law-givers of the New Covenant. We fulfill the law of Christ by walking in the Spirit which results in caring for one another. We discuss communicable and non-communicable attributes of God and their significance...
MP3 (duration 00:33:32)

Restoring the Fallen Brother: Galatians 6:1
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, January 12, 2015
We show that Paul's instructions are practical out workings of walking in the Spirit. Those who are spiritual are not an elite class of Christians but Christians walking in the Spirit and not displaying the works of the flesh.
MP3 (duration 00:34:51)

Walking in Christ by the Spirit: Galatians 5:25-26
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, January 5, 2015
Christians are those who live by the Spirit. This is stated by Paul by using a first class ("as is the case") conditional in the Greek. To go beyond the teaching of Christ is to leave the work of the Spirit and "go too far" (2John 9).
MP3 (duration 00:31:30)

The Crucified Flesh: Galatians 5:24
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, December 29, 2014
We have an extended discussion about what it means to be crucified with Christ and to crucify the flesh. There are many conflicting ideas about this issue, but we examine the evidence in the text itself to help us...
MP3 (duration 00:31:02)

Fruit of the Spirit, Part 2: Galatians 5:22b-23
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, December 22, 2014
The fruit of the Spirit in lives of people of faith show that there is a true work of grace. Bearing fruit shows that we value life as those who bear God's image. Secular ideas devalue human life. We show that love does not mean compromising...
MP3 (duration 00:34:39)

Fruit of the Spirit, Part 1: Galatians 5:22a
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, December 15, 2014
We show from John 15 that the key to bearing fruit is abiding in Christ. Man-made schemes and processes cannot produce the fruit of the Spirit. Luther was right when he said so often, "The Holy Spirit comes to us through the Word."
MP3 (duration 00:34:56)

Works of the Flesh, Part 2: Galatians 5:20b,21
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, December 8, 2014
The works of the flesh include hostilities. The presence of unnecessary hostilities shows that something else is at work than the Prince of Peace reigning within us. False teaching always stirs up strife. We discuss various works of the flesh...
MP3 (duration 00:34:54)

Works of the Flesh, Part 1: Galatians 5:19,20a
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, December 1, 2014
The flesh is that which shows itself through works of the flesh, in contrast to the Spirit which bears fruit. We point out that works of the flesh are called "obvious" and why that is so. We warn against the sins of sensuality and immorality...
MP3 (duration 00:36:28)

Led By the Spirit: Galatians 5:17-18
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, November 24, 2014
The idea of the conflict between the flesh and the Spirit is clear in this passage. We compare these verses in Galatians with pertinent ones in Romans 7 and 8. We explore the Biblical understanding of the flesh versus Spirit conflict. We finish with a discussion of what it means to be led by the Spirit.
MP3 (duration 00:35:45)

Walking in the Spirit: Galatians 5:16
Presented by
Broadcast Monday, November 17, 2014
The command to walk by the Spirit is central in the New Testament and we must understand it and take it seriously. We agree with Luther who said the Holy Spirit comes to us through the Word. We show that walking by the Spirit involves believing Gods Word, trusting what God says, and thus living in a way that displays the fruits of the Spirit.
MP3 (duration 00:37:39)

When Christians Bite and Devour: Galatians 5:15
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, November 10, 2014
The commands to love God and neighbor summarize the Law. These are also the commands of Christ. The Lord Himself commands us to love one another. The result of failure to obey Christ in this matter leads to the situation where Christians bite and devour..
MP3 (duration 00:32:58)

The Command to Love: Galatians 5:14
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, November 3, 2014
We discuss the dangers of practicing silence and solitude when it was not commanded by the Lord and His apostles. To love one another, we can hardly live in isolation and obey that command. The command to love summarized the whole law.
MP3 (duration 00:34:53)

By Love Serve One Another: Galatians 5:13
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, October 27, 2014
We are called to liberty, so we show how Jesus came to bring freedom to captives. We are warned not to use this freedom in an invalid, fleshly way. We are warned not to allow liberty to be an excuse to give the flesh a "base of operations."
MP3 (duration 00:34:09)

Paul's Imprecation Against the Wolves: Galatians 5:12
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, October 20, 2014
We discuss the fact that Paul is very harsh with false law-givers. He sees them as a threat to the gospel. Grace mingled with works ceases to be grace, as Paul warns in Romans 11:6. The wolves who abuse the flock may look harmless and even winsome...
MP3 (duration 00:31:56)

True and False Separation: Galatians 5:10-11
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, October 13, 2014
We begin by explaining why we use the term "law-works" when discussing the heresy warned against in Galatians. We explain how three things kept the Jews separate: food laws, circumcision and Sabbath. These were done away with in Christ...
MP3 (duration 00:35:25)

Leaven and Sabbath Laws: Galatians 5:9
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, October 6, 2014
When law-works are added to the gospel of grace, they are like leaven and will infect the entire church. Law-works are an attack on the sufficiency of Christ. We discuss the issue of imposing Sabbath keeping on Christians...
MP3 (duration 00:32:55)

Watch out for Contrived Persuasiveness: Galatians 5:8
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, September 29, 2014
This passage warns about "the persuasion" which attacks the gospel and is clearly not from God. The "persuasion" is the prescription of law-works which are promoted by false teachers. All the world's religions teach "the persuasion" in one form or another
MP3 (duration 00:30:11)

False Teachers Cut in on the Saints: Galatians 5:7
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, September 22, 2014
The demand that people keep law-works derived from Moses is an attack against the sufficiency of Christ. The gospel is to be obeyed, as the Word of Truth. We point people to the solas of the Reformation that describe the gospel itself.
MP3 (duration 00:36:31)

Faith Working Through Love: Galatians 5:6
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, September 1, 2014
This show explores Paul's teaching about faith and how it expresses itself through us in Christian love. We discuss the meaning of the phrase "in Christ" where it means "in the sphere of Christ." We discuss Colossians 1:13 and its implications...
MP3 (duration 00:33:15)

The Hope of Righteousness: Galatians 5:5
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, August 25, 2014
Paul speaks of our future hope of righteousness though we already have the righteousness of Christ. On the final judgment, God will announce publicly what the verdict it. Those who have justification because of faith in Christ will be announced as justified before the whole world. We show the firm relationship between hope and the promises of God. Preachers need to put the promises of God before the people so they will think more biblically. We also discuss the fact that these truths apply to all believers no matter what their cultural background.
MP3 (duration 00:32:11)

The Sufficiency of Christ or Falling from Grace: Galatians 5:3-4
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, August 18, 2014
Paul says that if we want to rely on law-works, we must keep the whole law. If we were to try to be perfect through law-works, we would have to conclude that it is hopeless...
MP3 (duration 00:32:37)

The Absurdity of Christ Being of no Value: Galatians 5:2
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, August 11, 2014
The Judaizers demanded that gentile, male converts be circumcised to be saved and accepted into fellowship. Paul says that if they were to accept circumcision under such demands, Christ would be of no benefit to them...
MP3 (duration 00:33:52)

Beware False Law-givers: Galatians 5:1, Part 2
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, August 4, 2014
We discuss the importance of Biblical categories. We apply this to the term "yoke" as used by Paul in Galatians 5:1. We also discuss why we describe the false teaching of the Galatian Judaizers as promoting "law-works."
MP3 (duration 00:34:50)

Which Yoke are We Under?: Galatians 5:1, Part 1
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, July 28, 2014
This passage warns about the "yoke of bondage" that is placed on Christians by would-be law givers. Christ's "yoke" is not like theirs. His burden is light and theirs is both heavy and hypocritical.
MP3 (duration 00:32:22)

Objective Promises Not Subjective Pietism: Galatians 4:27-31
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, July 21, 2014
We continue to develop the theme of the promises of God, and why understanding the meaning of Scripture is essential. True theology must be grounded in a careful study of Scripture, not theological speculation. We also discuss pietism...
MP3 (duration 00:33:37)

Believing the Promises of God - Galatians 4:24-26
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, July 14, 2014
The story of Sarah and Hagar shows the issues of walking in the flesh or walking in the Spirit. We show from Scripture why the issue of the promise of God is so important. God uses the message of the gospel to save those who will believe. That is His promise. It is critical to identify what is or is not the promise of God.
MP3 (duration 00:34:09)

Finding Valid Promises in Scripture Alone: Galatians 4:21-23
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, July 7, 2014
The Law (Scripture) teaches justification by faith. We discuss the popular tendency to look to mystical practices in church history rather than to Scripture to validate ones practices. We show how we can identify a means of grace. To place our faith in God and His promises, we must identify what they are.
MP3 (duration 00:33:19)

Paul Rebukes False Teaching Galatians 4:19-20
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, June 30, 2014
Paul had tender affection for the Galatian Christians, but they were listening to false teachers. We need encouragement from the gospel to keep us from going back to law-works. We discuss why Paul was so harsh with false teachers. False teaching must be corrected and not allowed to harm the Lords flock.
MP3 (duration 00:35:38)

Knowing God's Meaning and Believing: Galatians 4:17b-18
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, June 23, 2014
False teachers had pointed the Galatian Christians away from Paul and the gospel and thus harmed the joy they once had. False teachers cause grumbling as they did in Moses' day. We discuss Rick Warren's "instruction manual" theory of the Bible...
MP3 (duration 00:34:57)

Stand Firm in the Gospel: Galatians 4:16-17a
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, June 16, 2014
Because we live in a fallen world, there are always problems which can leave Christians with a sense of dissatisfaction. False teachers claim they have the solution to this dissatisfaction, which is usually more law-works. We need to stay gospel-centric.
MP3 (duration 00:33:07)

The Blessing of God Through the Gospel: Galatians 4:15
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, June 9, 2014
False teachers try to cast doubts in the minds of gospel believing Christians. We discuss Finney's harmful influence on evangelical Christianity. Finney was fully Pelagian and we explain how harmful that doctrine is.
MP3 (duration 00:31:59)

Receiving Those who Bring the Gospel: Galatians 4:14
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, June 2, 2014
Previously the Galatians had received Paul despite his physical maladies because they responded to his gospel. Now the false teachers were changing that. We discuss the claims of those who say they are "red letter Christians." Their categories are wrong.
MP3 (duration 00:33:04)

The Importance of the Doctrine of Christ: Galatians 4:13
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, May 26, 2014
We begin with a discussion of implications from the mount of transfiguration. We show that Jesus is the eschatological prophet predicted by Moses in Deuteronomy 18. Thus we must listen to Him. Christ and His apostles have spoken for God.
MP3 (duration 00:33:55)

Free from Law Works but Under the Law of Christ: Galatians 4:12
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, May 19, 2014
Paul makes a personal appeal to the Galatians to remain true to the gospel they once received when they received Paul. We discuss the need to lovingly confront those in opposition because we do not know who will and will not repent.
MP3 (duration 00:33:09)

Do not go Back: Galatians 4:9b-11
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, May 12, 2014
We discuss how Torah observance cannot save anyone from the stoicheia (hostile powers). We also discuss biblical calls to conversion. This passage warns against what we call "reverse conversion" or reversion to idolatry.
MP3 (duration 00:31:25)

Known By God: Galatians 4:8-9a
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, May 5, 2014
We begin by explaining the importance of verse by verse exegetical teaching. Galatians 4:8 speaks of "beings" to which we were previously enslaved. We show that in pagan religious practices such as astrology, these are demons that are behind the religion.
MP3 (duration 00:30:24)

Blessed Sons and Heirs: Galatians 4:6-7
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, April 28, 2014
This section describes the blessings of being sons in God's household. We discuss regeneration and how we go from law-works to grace. Certain false teachers claim to be able to bring healing to the heart through unbiblical practices.
MP3 (duration 00:30:04)

Redeemed and Adopted: Our Great Blessing: Galatians 4:5
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, April 21, 2014
We discuss implications of redemption and our adoption as sons into the family of God. Justification is not by law-works but by faith in Christ. The long series of contrasts in Galatians shows that blessing is by faith and cursing by works.
MP3 (duration 00:38:50)

The Person of Christ and God's Eternal Purpose, Part 2: Galatians 4:4
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, April 14, 2014
We talk in detail about the doctrine of Christ to refute the heresy that Christ gave up His divinity during the incarnation. We discuss the distinction between omnipresence and panentheism, and close with a discussion of the eternal purpose of God.
MP3 (duration 00:33:49)

Understanding the Doctrine of Christ, Part 1: Galatians 4:4
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, April 7, 2014
This passage teaches important facts about the doctrine of Christ. We discuss the meaning and implications of the Greek word translated "time" in this passage. We show the prophetic significance of the time in history when Christ came in His first advent.
MP3 (duration 00:35:32)

Do Not go Back Under the Demons: Galatians 4:3
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, March 31, 2014
This passage says that outside of Christ, we are all under demonic bondage. We discuss the worldview that was prevalent in Asia Minor. People feared the hostile, spiritual powers as the source of bad fate. We describe some of their pagan ideas...
MP3 (duration 00:34:37)

Remembering God's Work of Grace: Galatians 4:1-2
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, March 24, 2014
In Galatians, Paul piles up analogies to show how absurd it would be to go back to law-works from grace. We discuss the importance of remembering what God has done so that we do not go back. This idea is repeated throughout the Bible.
MP3 (duration 00:31:04)

Sons of Abraham by Faith: Galatians 3:29
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, March 17, 2014
Those who are in Christ are the true descendants of Abraham. These sons of Abraham are those who believe the promises of God. We discuss the already/not yet aspect of our eternal hope and the objectivity of Biblical truth...
MP3 (duration 00:31:56)

How We are One in Christ: Galatians 3:28
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, March 10, 2014
This passage is about the unity we have in Christ regardless of our previous status in the world. We discuss the ontological equality that exists between male and female that is grounded in God's act of creation in His image.
MP3 (duration 00:33:01)

The Baptized into Christ are Clothed with Christ: Galatians 3:27
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, March 3, 2014
What Paul emphasizes about water baptism is that we are in Christ and therefore partake in Christian unity. Pagan baptism practices implied being baptized into a false god and there was even clothing involved to show their status with the pagan deity.
MP3 (duration 00:37:25)

In Christ all Believers are Sons: Galatians 3:26
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, February 24, 2014
We emphasize the truth that being sons is true of all Christians. This is not a higher order status as pietism claims. "All" is emphasized to rebuke the false teachers who claim special status for law keepers after the manner that they prescribe.
MP3 (duration 00:34:40)

No Longer Under the Guardian: Galatians 3:24-25
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, February 17, 2014
We begin by discussing an important translation issue in Galatians 3:24: Is the Law our guardian "unto" Christ or "until" Christ. We argue that "until" is the correct translation and cite Luther who makes the same claim...
MP3 (duration 00:37:07)

In Custody Under the Law: Galatians 3:23
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, February 10, 2014
We explain what it means to be under the law, in bondage. We discuss the radical nature of being under law-works versus being free through the gospel. The many blessings of salvation through the gospel are brought to the fore.
MP3 (duration 00:35:25)

Imprisoned Under Sin: Galatians 3:21b-22
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, February 3, 2014
We discuss Paul's assertion that Law-works cannot impart life. We also discuss religious tangibility. The apostles tangibly saw the resurrected Christ, but we believe Him whom we have not seen, through their witness.
MP3 (duration 00:36:23)

The Law and the Promises of God: Galatians 3:20-21a
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, January 27, 2014
We discuss implications of the difference between law and gospel. The promise given to Abraham is contrasted with the mediated Law given through Moses. Deut. 18 predicts that God will raise up a prophet like Moses. Mark 9 identifies Jesus as that prophet.
MP3 (duration 00:35:16)

The Purpose of the Law: Galatians 3:19
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, January 6, 2014
Citing Luther as a quality source, we show that the Law both restrains evil in a civil sense and increases it in a theological sense. People complain when they see God showing mercy to people they think are worse than themselves.
MP3 (duration 00:37:31)

The Distinction Between Law and Promise: Galatians 3:18
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, December 30, 2013
The promise of God's Messianic salvation is found throughout the Bible starting in Genesis 3:15. God's saving promises are never abolished or abrogated. The promises of God given particularly to Abraham are fulfilled in eschatological salvation.
MP3 (duration 00:34:31)

The Law Does not Invalidate the Promise: Galatians 3:16-17
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, December 23, 2013
Paul claims that God's promise to Abraham cannot be invalidated by the Law of Moses. The promise to Abraham was given years earlier. We discuss other promises and prophecies, including Daniel 9, to show that they also are not invalidated.
MP3 (duration 00:32:12)

The Immutability of God's Promise: Galatians 3:15
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, December 16, 2013
This passage is a lesser to greater argument. If human covenants are not violated once ratified, how much more will God's covenant promises be kept. We address the logical fallacy of asserting the consequent in an "if...then" logical construction.
MP3 (duration 00:35:35)

Receiving the Spirit: Galatians 3:14
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, December 9, 2013
This passage highlights the importance of the Holy Spirit in our redemption. It has two purpose clauses (hina) that concern the blessing of Abraham and the reception of the Spirit.
MP3 (duration 00:30:14)

The Substitutionary Atonement: Galatians 3:13
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, December 2, 2013
We explore the meaning and application of the term redeemed and the doctrine of the penal, substitutionary atonement. The book of Hebrews describes the superiority of Christ's once for all sacrifice for sins compared to the Old Covenant sacrifices.
MP3 (duration 00:32:22)

The Law is not of Faith: Galatians 3:11-12
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, November 25, 2013
This program explores the relationship between faith and love. There are many man-made substitutes for justification by faith and none are valid. We discuss what Paul meant when he said that the law is not of faith.
MP3 (duration 00:33:55)

The Just Person Shall Live by Faith: Galatians 3:11
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, November 18, 2013
Galatians 3:11 shows that justification applies to the individual, not just a group. Many contemporary theologies and philosophies deny this and thus obscure the gospel.
MP3 (duration 00:34:47)

Blessed by Faith or Cursed by Works: Galatians 3:9-10
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, November 11, 2013
Galatians 3:9 shows that those who have faith are blessed. Blessing does not mean having favorable circumstances, but right standing before God. Finally, we claim that scholarly resources are important even when we disagree with a scholar on other points.
MP3 (duration 00:37:07)

The Scripture preaches the Gospel to Abraham: Galatians 3:8
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, November 4, 2013
Galatians 3:8 shows a high view of Scripture which is personified as God who preaches the gospel. We discuss some of the evidence for the Scriptures as God's inerrant Word. We point out that the facts of the Bible are grounded in real history.
MP3 (duration 00:30:45)

The Relationship between Faith and Reason: Galatians 3:7
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, October 28, 2013
Galatians 3:7 states that those with faith like Abraham are the sons of Abraham. As we discuss this, we also have a discussion about the relationship between faith and reason.
MP3 (duration 00:37:35)

Faith Alone is Defended from Scripture: Galatians 3:6
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, October 21, 2013
Genesis 15:6 is cited here to prove justification by faith. We discuss various ideas and theories that have arisen to mute or refute the truth of faith alone. One such idea is that what is to be emphasized is not Abraham's faith, but his faithfulness.
MP3 (duration 00:35:02)

The power of God through the gospel to rescue lost sinners: Galatians 3:4,5
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, October 14, 2013
Here we find more rhetorical questions designed to shame the Galatian readers to hold onto the gospel and not go back to law-works. We discuss a number of important gospel issues, including why it is misguided to look for common ground with unbelievers.
MP3 (duration 00:33:23)

To begin with the Spirit is to begin with the gospel: Galatians 3:3
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, October 7, 2013
We find again the solas of faith alone, grace alone, Christ alone all according to Scripture alone. That we begin with the gospel and proceed according to God's promises found in Scripture is a necessary conclusion of the truth revealed by God.
MP3 (duration 00:37:42)

Human Wisdom Cannot Sanctify: Galatians 3:3
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, September 30, 2013
Paul's rhetorical question challenges his readers to think about the relationship between the beginning of our Christian life, by the Spirit, and its continuation to its intended goal. Do we begin in the spirit and proceed by the flesh?
MP3 (duration 00:40:05)

The Holy Spirit Comes through the Hearing of Faith: Galatians 3:2
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, September 23, 2013
In Galatians 3:1-5 Paul shows that law-works are to be refuted and the hearing of faith shown to be the only way to receive the gospel. We discuss OT passages that show the Messiah would bring salvation to Gentiles. Thus God gives the Holy Spirit to people without respect of persons.
MP3 (duration 00:33:49)

The necessity of rationality, reason, and understanding the gospel: Galatians 3:1
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, September 16, 2013
We begin by citing Luther on the issue of nullifying God's grace. Luther laments how often the gospel is set aside for human works. We discuss how denying the solas of the Reformation is to deny the gospel itself. We also discuss Hegelian synthesis.
MP3 (duration 00:36:45)

The Danger of Nullifying God's Grace: Galatians 2:21
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, September 9, 2013
This broadcast discusses Paul's shocking statement in Galatians 2:21 that says that adding law-works to the gospel would nullify Christ's work on our behalf. The issue of table fellowship and who participates on what terms is still under discussion.
MP3 (duration 00:38:34)

"The Dangers of Pietism" - False teachings and implications from recent church history: Galatians 2:20
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, September 2, 2013
We will show what it meant to be crucified with Christ: death to the Law. The "I" who no longer lives was Paul as committed to law-keeping to earn favor with God. Serious misinterpretation of this verse has led to pietism and false, perfectionist claims.
MP3 (duration 00:36:33)

"Crucified with Christ" means having died to the Law: Galatians 2:18-19
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, August 26, 2013
It was Jesus who declared all foods clean, so in verse 17 (to consider the context), to refuse table fellowship with Gentiles because of the concept of unclean foods is to make Jesus the minister of sin, which cannot be.
MP3 (duration 00:34:03)

Why we cannot exclude from the Lord's Supper persons whom the Lord has received: Galatians 2:17
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, August 19, 2013
The issue of table fellowship provoked Paul to publicly correct Peter. We discuss why such a serious matter elicited a public rebuke. Peter's actions suggested that Christ was the minister of sin, to which Paul responded "may it never be."
MP3 (duration 00:35:36)

How the KJV only doctrine obscures the truth Part 2: Galatians 2:16c
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, August 12, 2013
In part 2 we discuss Bob DeWaay's careful research of some of the claims by G. A. Riplinger and found alarming problems, including the concocting of citations that made authors say the opposite of what they actually wrote.
MP3 (duration 00:44:47)

How the KJV only doctrine obscures the truth: Galatians 2:16b
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, August 5, 2013
Here we discuss the issue of the KJV only teaching in light of Galatians 2:16. We show that claims that modern translations are due to a conspiracy to remove the deity of Christ from the Bible are false. We give the example of how Titus 1:13 asserts the deity of Christ in a way the KJV does not. Part 2 next week.
MP3 (duration 00:41:59)

Not works, but faith in Christ: Galatians 2:16a
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, July 29, 2013
This passage contains a chiastic structure that shows the emphasis: not works but faith in Christ. This is the key theme in Galatians. Paul makes it clear that Jesus Christ is the valid object of our faith.
MP3 (duration 00:42:13)

Avoiding hypocrisy through means of grace: Galatians 2:15
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, July 22, 2013
This passage contains a saying that was likely axiomatic: "we are not sinners like the Gentiles." Paul rebukes Peter because this attitude among Christians is a denial of the gospel. It led to hypocrisy in the church in Galatia.
MP3 (duration 00:35:45)

Peter's Hypocrisy Part 2: Galatians 2:13-14
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, July 15, 2013
We begin this broadcast with a discussion about how irrational emotion can cause believers to be "led off together." Christian theology cannot be built on human wisdom and emotion. We must, in a rational manner, search the Scriptures.
MP3 (duration 00:37:58)

Peter's Hypocrisy Part 1: Galatians 2:11-12
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, July 8, 2013
It was difficult to begin with for Jewish believers to have table fellowship with Gentile believers because of the previous wall of separation. We discuss how Peter previously had such fellowship and rightly defended it when criticized.
MP3 (duration 00:37:52)

The Effectual Working of God through the Gospel: Galatians 2:8b-10
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, July 1, 2013
We cannot add anything to the gospel without destroying it. We discuss what it means that the power of God works through the gospel. Powerful works of God are often misinterpreted by those who want to do greater miracles than Jesus did.
MP3 (duration 00:36:58)

God Shows No Partiality: Galatians 2:6-8a
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, June 24, 2013
Paul continues to withstand those who claim to have the support of apostles from Jerusalem (though they did not), saying that those who "seemed" to be important did not contribute to Paul's gospel which came directly from the resurrected Christ.
MP3 (duration 00:36:28)

Refusing to Yield to False Teachers: Galatians 2:5
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, June 17, 2013
Paul refused to yield to the false brothers for even an hour so that the truth of the gospel would not be compromised. We discuss the terminology "yoke" as it is used in regard to the law. False teachers want to put people under their yoke.
MP3 (duration 00:34:54)

False Brothers spy out Christian Liberty: Galatians 2:3-4
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, June 10, 2013
These verses describe Titus, who was uncircumcised, as a test case against the "false brothers" who sneaked in to spy out Christian liberty. We discuss "law-works," Jewish or otherwise that are taught by false teachers in the church.
MP3 (duration 00:39:04)

The Integrity of the Gospel: Galatians 2:1-2
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, June 3, 2013
These verses describe Paul's second visit to Jerusalem after his conversion, 14 years later. Titus was brought along, as was Barnabus. Titus was an uncircumcised Gentile convert to Christianity. He served as a test case...
MP3 (duration 00:39:03)

God is Glorified by Saving Sinners: Galatians 1:24
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, May 27, 2013
This verse reveals the importance of the 5th sola of the Reformation: to the glory of God alone. Stephen's sermon in Acts 7 is discussed, showing how he used the principle of corporate solidarity to indict the rebellious leadership of Israel.
MP3 (duration 00:38:19)

The Gospel and the Faith: Doctrinal Content: Galatians 1:21-23
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, May 20, 2013
As we discuss the meaning and implications of Galatians 1:21-23 we explain Paul's relationship to apostles in Jerusalem and the churches in Judea in regard to the gospel. Paul was not known "by face" by these churches.
MP3 (duration 00:40:16)

Paul's Gospel Brought to Jerusalem: Galatians 1:18-20
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, May 13, 2013
We discuss the nature of Paul's 3 years in Arabia and what happened there. What is a true apostle? We show that the claims of Roman Catholicism concerning the papacy are false. We also discuss Paul's relationship to the apostles in Jerusalem.
MP3 (duration 00:38:56)

The Objectivity of the Gospel: Galatians 1:15b-17
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, May 6, 2013
Paul's apostolic calling is described in words reminiscent of Jeremiah's calling in the OT. God determined to reveal His Son to Paul. This leads us to a discussion of the doctrine of election.
MP3 (duration 00:34:00)

When Tradition Enrages us Against Truth: Galatians 1:13b-15a
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, April 29, 2013
Paul was extremely zealous for his ancestral traditions before he was converted by an act of God's sovereign grace. Paul had heard Stephen's speech where he claimed that Jesus was the Jewish Messiah. Paul rejected that message but God had called Paul.
MP3 (duration 00:33:19)

When Tradition Trumps Truth: Galatians 1:11-13a
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, April 22, 2013
Paul received his apostolic revelation directly from the resurrected Christ. Jesus appeared to Paul and instructed him personally, establishing his apostolic credentials. There is only one gospel.
MP3 (duration 00:35:55)

Avoiding being Men-pleasers: Galatians 1:8-10
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, April 15, 2013
We explain how Paul's use of conditional sentences explains the importance of the gospel that he preaches. We discuss the honor-shame aspect of their society. The gospel itself is enough of an offense, without the church adding needless offense.
MP3 (duration 00:50:29)

Distortions of the Gospel: Galatians 1:7
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, April 8, 2013
We discuss the distortions of the gospel that happen when human traditions that are not valid implications or applications of Scripture are made binding on the church. We discuss Sabbath laws and true Sabbath rest. We also explain the dangers of pietism.
MP3 (duration 00:54:21)

The Danger of Deserting the Gospel: Galatians 1:6
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, April 1, 2013
We discuss the allusion to the golden calf incident and the importance of understanding the distinction between the universal call of the gospel and the effectual, inner call that results in conversion. We discuss the gospel implications of Galatians 1:6.
MP3 (duration 00:45:37)

The Substitutionary Atonement: Galatians 1:4b-5
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, March 25, 2013
We continue our discussion of substitionary atonement. We also discuss propitiation and expiation, showing both from scripture. We explore the idea of being rescued from this present evil age.
MP3 (duration 00:43:55)

Grace and Peace: Galatians 1:2-4a
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, March 18, 2013
Evidence is given for churches in southern Galatia as the destination for Paul's epistle. We explain how God revealed Himself to Moses as the One who is filled with "grace and truth." The deity of Christ and substitutionary atonement are presented.
MP3 (duration 00:38:07)

The Gospel Confronts Religious Syncretism in Galatia: Galatians 1:1
Presented by Bob DeWaay and Eric Douma
Broadcast Monday, March 11, 2013
This program introduces the Book of Galatians. Southern Asia Minor was characterized by religious syncretism, fear of hostile spiritual powers, and fear of bad fate. The antidote for these ideas is the sufficiency of Christ.
MP3 (duration 00:37:32)

 
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