The Gospel of Grace

Galatians 1:6-12

Adrian Rogers

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Scripture Passage: Galatians 1:6-12

Man has three great enemies: sin, sorrow, and death. There is no answer to these problems apart from Jesus Christ.

In Galatians 1:6, Paul questions why the Galatian church has deserted the Gospel of grace and followed a “different” Gospel.

This specific, social gospel these believers bought into had to do with self-effort and good works. But the true Gospel reminds us it is the grace of God alone that saves us from our sins.

To understand the Gospel of grace, we must see the satanic opposition.

Satan fought against grace. Satan has no raw materials; he perverts the good that already exists. If he can convince us to accept a synthetic gospel, we’ll never see our need for the real Gospel.

Second, we see the settled origin of the Gospel: God taught it.

Galatians 1:11-12 says, “But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

Adrian Rogers says, “The Gospel is not man’s invention; it comes by divine revelation.”

We cannot bring human ingenuity, wit, or wisdom against the Gospel. It does not matter how we feel; what God says is the only thing that counts. We do not need a “new, modern” gospel for the new, modern age; the Gospel of grace is settled.

Third, we see the sacrificial obtainment of the Gospel: Jesus bought it.

The Gospel of grace was purchased by the blood of Jesus The true Gospel is centered on Christ alone—His death, burial, and resurrection. He is the only way to salvation.

Fourth, we notice the saving operation of the Gospel: Grace wrought it.

Grace is what caused God to love us while we were sinners. It is a seeking, saving, and securing grace. This grace is sufficient and surviving; it will never run out or fade away.

Finally, we see the singular obsession with the Gospel: Paul taught it.

In a world obsessed with what others think of us, we should become like the Apostle Paul, who was solely interested in pleasing Jesus.

Apply it to your life

Do you believe in the Gospel of grace? Remember, the only true Gospel is the one centered on Jesus Christ. Do not spend your time concerned with pleasing men; focus on pleasing God.

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