• Gracious Restoration Media Resource by

    Galatians 5:26-6:5

    After setting out the works of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit, Paul introduces a series of gospel applications to address interpersonal relationships in the churches of Galatia. He teaches that a right view of justification will necessarily affect how we interact with one another. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas examines Paul’s call to gospel obedience in bearing the burdens of our brothers and sisters in Christ. View Resource

  • The Heart of Galatians Media Resource by

    Galatians 3:1-14

    At the heart of the gospel is justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. In the church in Galatia, the Judaizers sought to lead the members of the church away from the simplicity of this faith in Christ by insisting on law-keeping for their justification. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas walks through the Apostle Paul’s great defense of justification by faith alone apart from works of the law. View Resource

  • Law & Promise Media Resource by

    Galatians 3:15-24

    The Judaizers were propagating a false gospel among the members of the church in Galatia by insisting that gentile converts needed to keep the Jewish ceremonial law for their justification before God. In response, the Apostle Paul explained that Abraham, the father of the faith, was justified by faith alone. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas expounds on the Apostle Paul’s teaching about the relationship between the promise God gave to Abraham and the law He gave to Israel. View Resource

  • Paul Opposes Peter Media Resource by

    Galatians 2:11-21

    After the Apostle Paul introduces his defense of the gospel in his letter to the Galatians, he recounts his interaction with the Apostle Peter in Antioch. Peter jeopardized the truth of the gospel by refusing to eat with gentile converts, and Paul opposed Peter for this to his face. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas expounds on the importance of Paul’s confrontation with Peter. View Resource

  • Set Free in Christ Media Resource by

    Galatians 4:21-5:1

    The letter to Galatians is the Apostle Paul’s great defense of the gospel and—by implication—of the freedom that believers have in Christ. Having introduced the subject of the believer’s adoption into the family of God through faith in Christ, Paul gives an allegory of Abraham’s two wives and two sons. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas unfolds the mystery of the gospel allegory of Hagar and Sarah. View Resource

  • Sons & Heirs Media Resource by

    Galatians 3:25-4:7

    Throughout the letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul has been defending the gospel and the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Having defended justification by faith alone from the example of Abraham, Paul now turns his attention to the blessing of adoption. In this lecture, Dr. Thomas focuses on the teaching of Galatians 3:23–4:7 and on the difference between the experience of the people of God in the old and new covenants. View Resource

  • Standing in Freedom Media Resource by

    Galatians 5:1-10

    In the previous section of Galatians, the Apostle Paul introduced the idea of spiritual freedom with the allegory of Hagar and Sarah. Paul then moves on to call the members of the churches in Galatia to hold fast to that freedom by setting out the several ways in which it can be lost. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas walks us through Galatians 5:1–15 to set out the various threats to the freedom that we have in Christ. View Resource

  • Walking by the Spirit Media Resource by

    Galatians 5:16-26

    Shifting his attention away from his warnings about the Judaizers, the Apostle Paul turns to address the Christian’s call to holiness. Galatians teaches that the Spirit of God enables Christians to live a life of obedience to the Lord out of gratitude for what He has done for us in Christ. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas covers Galatians 5:16–26 and its teaching on gospel holiness through walking by the Spirit. View Resource

  • The Apostle’s Defense Media Resource by

    Galatians 1:11-24

    In the introduction of his letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul offered a definition of the gospel along with a warning about the destructive nature of false gospels. Because certain false teachers were attacking the legitimacy of Paul’s ministry in an attempt to undermine the gospel, Paul needed to defend his own ministry and Apostleship. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas focuses our attention on the significance of Paul’s teaching about his past, his conversion, and the origin of his gospel. View Resource

  • Threats to the Gospel Media Resource by

    Galatians 2:1-10

    In Galatians 1, the Apostle Paul defends his ministry from the attacks of those who crept into the church to promote a false gospel. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas reflects on Paul’s move to defend the gospel by exposing the nature of the threat that a false gospel poses to our freedom in Christ in Galatians 2. View Resource

  • The Only Gospel Media Resource by

    Galatians 1:1-9

    The grace of God in the gospel is central to the Christian faith. No sooner had the message of the gospel taken root in the churches of Galatia than false teachers began to disseminate a false gospel among new believers. In response, the Apostle Paul zealously defended the truth of the gospel for the preservation of Christianity. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas introduces us to the background and key factors involved in the Galatian controversy, along with the Apostle Paul’s zeal to defend the gospel. View Resource

  • Ask Ligonier with Derek Thomas (May 2019) Media Resource by

    On May 17th, Derek Thomas joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online. This event was streamed live on Ligonier’s blog, as well as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Questions: What does Sola Scriptura mean? (2:44) What is a biblical church? (3:34) How can we interpret scripture properly without a seminary background or education? (4:09) When we pray, should we only pray to the Father? (5:13) How can I discern the will of God? (6:12) Is there … View Resource

  • The Inner Place Media Resource by

    Hebrews 6:13-20

    Jesus Christ makes it possible to come before the holy God without fear. In this session, Dr. Derek Thomas explores the holiness of worship. View Resource

  • Questions & Answers with Godfrey, Lawson, Nichols, Parsons, and Thomas Media Resource by , , , ,

    A questions and answers session with Drs. W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Derek Thomas. Questions: How do we follow God’s Word and also minister to those who see us as their enemy—specifically the LGBT community? (01:45 ) What is the controversy surrounding social justice, and how are we to think about these things biblically? (14:23) When God created the world, didn’t He become a Creator? How is this not a change in who He is? (34:08) Do the five points of Calvinism hold together as a unit, or can someone claim to be a … View Resource

  • In This Is Love Media Resource by

    1 John 4:7-14

    In the death of Jesus Christ, God upholds both His holiness and His love. In this session, Dr. Derek Thomas speaks on God’s holy love. View Resource