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This morning we'll be looking at Galatians 3:10-14. We're picking up where we left off last week, so let me give a brief bit of review and background about this passage for anyone who may have missed last week. I won't make this long, but we need to do a short review:
Paul is writing to a group of churches in the region of Galatia, in Asia Minorâ€”which is modern-day Turkey. These were most likely churches Paul himself had founded on one of his early missionary journeys. It is clear that he knew many of the people in these churches well, and they knew him. He writes to them with familiarity. And sometimes that translates into blunt candor, and even sarcasm. But even that reflects how passionately Paul cares about these people and their spiritual well-being.
Paul was very concerned about the doctrinal drift of these churches, because they were being influenced by a group of false apostles and heretics who were skilled and persuasive teachersâ€”but they were teaching a different gospel than anything the Galatians had ever heard from the apostle Paul...