Characteristics of the Body of Christ in GALATIANS

Characteristics of the Body of Christ in GALATIANS

If you've yet to do so, you're invited to read Who We Are (and Are Not) for an explanation of the list below.

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Who We Are (and Are Not) Given This, Walk This Way
  • Rescued from this present evil age (Gal. 1:4)
  • Not justified by works of the Law (Gal. 2:16)
  • Justified by faith in Christ (Gal. 2:16)
  • Were found to be sinners by the Law (Gal. 2:17)
  • Now
    • Have died to the Law (Gal. 2:19)
    • Live to God (Gal. 2:19)
    • Crucified with Christ (Gal. 2:20)
    • No longer we who live, but Christ lives in us (Gal. 2:20)
    • The life we now live in the flesh we live by faith in Christ (not by works of the Law) (Gal. 2:20)
  • Christ loved us (Gal. 2:20)
  • Christ gave Himself up for us (Gal. 2:20)
  • Have received the Spirit by hearing with faith (Gal. 3:2)
  • Provided with the Spirit by God (Gal. 3:5)
  • In whom God works miracles by hearing with faith (Gal. 3:5)
  • Sons of Abraham (Gal. 3:7)
  • Blessed with Abraham, the believer (Gal. 3:9)
  • Not justified by the Law (Gal. 3:12)
  • Redeemed from the curse of the Law by Christ (Gal. 3:13)
  • Received the promise of the Spirit through faith (Gal. 3:14)
  • Were
    • Prisoners under sin by the Scripture (Gal. 3:22)
    • Held captive under the Law (Gal. 3:23)
  • No longer under a tutor – that is, under the Law that led us to Christ (Gal. 3:24-25)
  • Now
    • Justified by faith (Gal. 3:24)
    • To whom faith has come (Gal. 3:25)
    • Sons of God through faith in Christ (Gal. 3:26)
    • Baptized into Christ (Gal. 3:27)
    • Clothed with Christ (Gal. 3:27)
    • In whom there are no divisions (Gal. 3:28)
    • All are one in Christ (Gal. 3:28)
    • Belong to Christ (Gal. 3:29)
    • Abraham’s descendants (Gal. 3:29)
    • Heirs according to promise (Gal. 3:29)
  • Were children held in bondage to the elemental things of this world (Gal. 4:3)
  • Now
    • Redeemed from captivity (Gal. 4:5)
    • Received adoption as sons (Gal. 4:5)
    • Sons of God (Gal. 4:6)
    • In whom the Spirit cries “Abba! Father!” (Gal. 4:6)
    • No longer a slave / servant of Sin (Gal. 4:7)
    • A son and heir through God (Gal. 4:7)
  • Formerly
    • Were slaves / servants to false gods (Gal. 4:8)
    • Did not know God (Gal. 4:8)
  • Now
    • Have come to know God (Gal. 4:9)
    • Have come to be known by God (Gal. 4:9)







  • Not of the bondwoman born according to the flesh [through own efforts / strength] (Gal. 4:23)
  • But of the freewoman born through promise (Gal. 4:23)
  • Not of the covenant of Law bearing children for slavery to the Law (Gal. 4:24-25)
  • But of the covenant free from the Law bearing children free from the Law (Gal. 4:26)
  • Like Isaac are children of promise (Gal. 4:28)
  • Persecuted by those born according to the flesh (Gal. 4:29)

  • Not children of the slave woman [old covenant of Law], of the free woman [new covenant of freedom from the Law] (Gal. 4:31)
  • Set free by Christ for freedom (Gal. 5:1)


  • Waiting for the hope of righteousness by faith, not by works (Gal. 5:4)
  • Called to freedom (Gal. 5:13)








  • Cannot continue walking in the flesh (Gal. 5:17)
  • Led by the Spirit (Gal. 5:18)
  • Not under the Law (Gal. 5:18)
  • Belong to Jesus Christ (Gal. 5:24)
  • Have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires (Gal. 5:24)
  • Live by the Spirit (Gal. 5:25)






















































































































  • Given all of this
    • Do not turn again to the weak and worthless elemental things [salvation by observing the Law] (Gal. 4:9-10)
    • Do not desire to be enslaved all over again [to the works of the Law] (Gal. 4:9-10)
    • Become like Paul (Gal. 4:12)











  • Cast out the slave woman & her son [those who proclaim salvation by observing the Law] (Gal. 4:30)



  • Keep standing firm (Gal. 5:1)
  • Do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery (Gal. 5:1)


  • Do not turn freedom into an opportunity for the flesh (Gal. 5:13)
  • Through love serve one another (Gal. 5:13)
  • Love your neighbor as yourself (Gal. 5:14)
  • Take care you are not consumed by one another (Gal. 5:15)
  • Walk by the Spirit (Gal. 5:16)
  • Do not carry out the desire of the flesh (Gal. to walk in your own strength / weakness) (Gal. 5:16)






  • Walk by the Spirit (Gal. 5:25)
  • Do not become boastful, challenging or envying one another (Gal. 5:26)
  • Restore those caught in trespass (Gal. 6:1)
  • Bear one another’s burdens (Gal. 6:2)
  • Fulfill the law of Christ (Gal. 6:2)
  • Examine your own actions (Gal. 6:4)
  • Bear your own load (Gal. 6:5)
  • Support those who teach you (Gal. 6:6)
  • Sow to the Spirit, not the flesh [walking in God’s strength, not your own] (Gal. 6:8)
  • Do not lose heart in doing good (Gal. 6:9)
  • Do good to all people, especially those of the body (Gal. 6:10)
  • Walk by the rule that neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything, but a new creation (Gal. saved by grace, not by the Law) (Gal. 6:15-16)