A Complete Exegesis of the Book of Galatians
from the Fulfilled Perspective
by Ward Fenley
Each of these messages is presented in a playlist of three or four ten-minute segments; select a title below to access the playlist for that message:
The Gospel: True or False?
Old vs. New
Justification by Faith
Bewitched? Or Forgiven Forever?
Will the Real Jew Please Stand Up?
The Mystery of the Gentiles
Cursed: Outside the Camp
An Unbreakable Covenant
The Witness of Heaven and Earth
Heirs of God
Return to Bondage
Above or Beneath? Freedom or Slavery? part one
Above or Beneath? Freedom or Slavery? part two
Liberty: Love Not License
The Works of the Flesh, part one
The Works of the Flesh, part two
The Fruits of the Spirit, part one
"The Planting of the Lord" Galatians 5:22-26
The Fruits of the Spirit, part two
"The Fruit of Love" Galatians 5:22,23
The Fruits of the Spirit, part three
"The Fruit of Joy and Peace" Galatians 5:22,23
The Fruits of the Spirit, part four
"The Fruit of Goodness" Galatians 5:22,23
The Fruits of the Spirit, part five
"The Fruit of Long-suffering" Galatians 5:22,23
The Fruits of the Spirit, part six
"The Fruit of Meekness" Galatians 5:22,23
The Fruits of the Spirit, part seven
"The Fruit of Faith" Galatians 5:22,23
The Fruits of the Spirit, part eight
"The Fruit of Self-control" Galatians 5:22,23
The Law of Christ, part one
"Restoration and Comfort" Galatians 6:1-3
The Law of Christ, part two
"Fulfilling the Law of Christ" Galatians 6:1-3
In the Flesh
Where Is Boasting?
A New Creation
Ward Fenley resides in Westcliffe, Colorado with his two boys, Austin and Trumann. He teaches for an online virtual academy and also teaches private music lessons. Ward enjoys hiking, composing, and of course, writing about and discussing theology. He has written two books and many articles dealing with the kingdom and grace of God. Ward's current focus is on the subjects of the conscience and mercy in Scripture and how those elements relate to our everyday lives and those around us. He believes that love shown through mercy is the captivating element which not only proves the existence of the kingdom of God, but is also that which draws unbelievers to inquire into our faith in Jesus Christ.
A message from Ward:
Commentaries on the various books of the Bible are commonplace. So to produce another commentary on Galatians from a reformed/sovereign grace perspective could possibly end up simply being a restatement of Calvin's "Sermons on Galatians," or perhaps John Brown's commentary on Galatians. And though these particular exegeses on Galatians have much profitable material, particularly Brown's, both of them are conspicuously lacking the paradigm of fulfilled eschatology and fulfilled redemption.
Even though I am a preterist, I don't believe that preterism is the fundamental tenet of the Christian faith. But in relation to the law, the first century situation involving the Judaizers, and of course the imminent destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, preterism offers a better understanding than say a theonomic or reconstructionist interpretation of Galatians. I can honestly say that, from what I know, this is the first exegesis of the entire book of Galatians from one holding to the fulfilled perspective, yet no reformed student could accuse me of preaching preterism because I don't. Although making reference to the historical fact of the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70, the typical preterist ranting is not to be found. I see this book as being utterly practical and not demanding of the preterist emphasis. However, if you are a preterist, this book will make perfect sense to you because you are consistent in your theology. But if you are not a preterist, you will agree with the soteriology. I will however, confront your theology in such a way that you must question why you hold to it. No futurist can find fault with the theology presented here, if they in fact embrace reformed soteriology, nor can they accuse me of preaching preterism. But that is primarily because of their shallow understanding of fulfilled redemption. And yet preterists will see preterism throughout simply because they understand fulfilled redemption.
This series has been perhaps the most thrilling series I have ever preached. There are thirty sermons in all, each of which will hopefully stimulate you in spirit from either a theological or practical standpoint. I labored to bring this book to life and to set forth the kingdom and redemption of Christ in as much fullness as possible. My hope is that whether you are a preterist or futurist you are drawn into more intimacy with God's glory, face, holiness, and grace as a result of watching these sermons. Again, this is a complete exegesis of the book of Galatians. Enjoy.
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