GALATIANS. The Galatians had come to Christ by faith-powerless to win God's favor apart from His saving mercy. But certain people were saying, "In order to keep His favor, you have to maintain His standards by your own efforts." To safeguard the essence of the gospel, the Apostle Paul reaffirms that we can only live right with God by faith in Him, and by His empowering presence in us. LifeChange Series: Christians have a lifelong goal: to become like Christ. This involves change, and change isn't always easy. But the more you know of God's purposes for you, the more you can experience His joy and participate in His plan. The LifeChange Series of Bible studies on books of the Bible can help you grow in Christlikeness through a life-changing encounter with God's Word. You'll benefit in these important ways: 1) You'll gain a firm understanding of the book-its historical context, purpose, structure, and meaning; 2) You'll apply its powerful, relevant wisdom to needs and issues you are currently working through; and 3) You'll acquire personal study skills and a thirst to return to the book on your own-so you can keep going deeper into its life-transforming truths.Navigators Staff is the author of 'Navpress Bible Study on the Book of Galatians' with ISBN 9780891095620 and ISBN 0891095624.