Gospel Reversal

By Pastor Dan Williams, November 15, 2020

Set Free. Live Free. Journey Through Galatians

6 I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News 7 but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ.

What is the “Good News”?

4 Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live. 5 All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.

  1. RESCUE . v4


  3. ACCEPTANCE . v3

  4. GRACE . v4d,6

  5. GLORY . v5

BIG IDEA: All believers are justified by their faith, not by their obedient effort.


Gospel Revision = Gospel Reversal.

There Is Only One Good News

8 Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you. 9 I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed. 10 Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.

3 Gospel Revisions


A Different Gospel Means:

  1. Deserting God. (v 6)
  2. Reversing the gospel. (v 6b-7)
  3. Inviting condemnation. (v 8-9)

How Then Should I Live?

  1. Live free by believing this gospel is from God.
  2. Live free by accepting this Gospel is for you.


  1. In what ways have you come to see how glorious God is through his gracious gift of “Good News”?
  2. What has your experience been like with any of the 3 Gospel Revisions?
  3. Why do you think human beings strive to save themselves with obedient effort?
  4. By God’s grace he sets us free from “obedient effort” salvation – How does this glorious grace motivate you?