Taking the Epistle

A biblical journey through the epistles

04 – Galatians

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Introduction

Welcome to our page on Galatians where we look at the letter that Paul wrote to the church at Galatia around 40-60 AD and this book centers itself on whether Christians who were of Gentile descent and whether they should be keeping the Mosaic Law.

This book was loved by Martin Luther; it is a passionate letter which shows the soul of the preacher who has been seasoned my ministry pouring out his heart on his congregation. (and later to the world)

Depending on the date of the letter, most say around 50AD, Paul would have been a Christian for 15 years and many of the topics that Paul speaks about are addressed also in Acts 15 at the Jerusalem council. Scholars believe this letter to predate this as there is no mention in the letter.

This book is a valuable book to people like me who were not brought up with any direct Jewish heritage and are entering their Christianity as a “Gentile” David Guzik (Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara) is quoted as saying this about the book of Galatians…

“And what a magnificent letter this is!  Galatians has been called the “Declaration of Independence of Christian liberty.”

The epistle is divided into fifteen parts and we will examine these (LORD willing) when we do the verse by verse study, these fifteen divisions are as follows…

1) Salutation (1:1–5)
2) No other gospel (1:6–10)
3) Conversion of Paul (1:11–24)
4) a meeting, possibly the Council of Jerusalem (2:1–10)
5) Incident at Antioch (2:11–14)
6) Jews, like Gentiles, saved by faith (2:15–21)
7) Law or Faith (3:1–14)
8) Law and Promise (3:15–20)
9) Slaves and Sons (3:21–4:7)
10) Concern for the Galatians (4:8–20)
11) Interpretation of Hagar and Sarah (4:21–5:1)
12) Christian Freedom (5:1–15)
13) Fruit of the Spirit (5:16–26)
14) The Law of Christ (6:1–10)
15) Final Warning and Benediction (6:11–18)

Line by line studies

Topical studies
No other gospel – Galatians 1:6-10 – July 24th 2014
TTE Advent Calendar Day Four – December 4th – Galatians 3:8-9 – December 4th 2014
Bear one another’s burdens – Galatians 6:2 – April 3rd 2014

I hope that this page is a blessing and I pray that you get something from these bible studies.

God bless and I pray this was a blessing and please feel free to like, share or comment on here or whatever social media platforms you use as the Lord leads you to, as always I love questions about this or any other article so please feel free to fill in the form below, all comments are moderated to avoid profanity.
TTE
TGBTG
SDG

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