Galatians: Justification Is By Faith Alone
Paul wrote this corrective letter to the church in Galatia because the believers were being fooled by legalistic Jews in their understanding of grace; they were thinking they could add to God’s grace and gain His acceptance by keeping God’s ceremonial laws that He had given to Jews. Paul was teaching them and us as well that we are justified by faith alone and not by anything we can do.
This series of messages is a verse-by-verse exposition of the book of Galatians by Gordie Hunt, a retired missionary and member of Kootenai Community Church. These messages were preached during our Sunday Morning Worship Service. Click here for more teaching by Gordie Hunt.
Justified by God through Faith (Galatians 2:15-16)
Four questions regarding what it means to be justified through faith. An exposition of Galatians 2:15-16.
The Confrontation (Galatians 2:11-14)
Keeping the gospel message of one in Christ pure. An exposition of Galatians 2:11-14.
The Great Debate (Galatians 2:1-10)
What is required for a person to be saved according to Paul’s gospel message to the Galatians? An exposition of Galatians 2:1-10.
God is Glorified (Galatians 1:15-23)
Here in this passage, Paul continues to defend the fact that God called him to be an Apostle, chosen to represent Jesus Christ. The main theme of this passage is that God was being glorified through Paul’s life. An exposition of Galatians 1:15-23.
Paul’s Defense Of His Calling (Galatians 1:11-16)
In this passage, Paul defended his message as not coming from man but instead coming from direct revelation of Jesus Christ, and he also defended his apostleship as being chosen by God. An exposition of Galatians 1:11-16.
Are We Following Another Gospel? (Galatians 1:6-10)
Paul’s astonishment as to why the Galatians were turning to the gospel of Works. An exposition of Galatians 1:6-10.
Grace and Peace to the Galatians (Galatians 1:1-5)
An exposition of Galatians 1:1-5 as taught by Missionary Gordie Hunt.
Gordie was raised in San Diego, California and attended Prairie Bible College in Alberta, Canada, graduating from there in 1971. He also met his wife Nancy at this Bible college and they were married shortly after graduation in her hometown of Coeur D’Alene. Following their wedding, Gordie & his wife went on to further training as missionary candidates with New Tribes Mission (now called Ethnos 360) in Ontario, Canada, and then attended the Missions Training Center in Missouri, where they studied linguistics and language/culture acquisition.
After completing three years of missions training, Gordie and his wife left for Paraguay, South America in 1975 as career missionaries. They served together for the next 40 years working among a small group of indigenous people called the Manjui. While working among this people, Gordie turned their spoken language into a written one so that they would be able to read God’s word for themselves. He and his missionary co-workers also taught the Scriptures and the gospel story while translating those same Scriptures, eventually giving the Manjui people a Bible in their own language.
Gordie & Nancy have 5 children, three of whom were born in Paraguay. Their two oldest sons are serving in Paraguay as missionaries under Ethnos 360 with their families. Their other children include a third son and two daughters, who live with their families in Idaho, Delaware, and Massachusetts.
Since retiring as active missionaries in January of 2016, Gordie & Nancy settled in Coeur D’Alene. They spend much of their time visiting their children and their 16 grandchildren and occasionally get to travel back to Paraguay to visit family and their Manjui friends.