GALATIANS TOTAL CHAPTERS: 6
GALATIANS TOTAL VERSES: 149
TOTAL WORDS: 3,098
DATE WRITTEN: 49 or 55 AD
Divine Nature of Paul’s Gospel. Ritual-Based Religion is contrary to God’s Plan. we are justified by faith, and not by rituals. Freedom In Christ.
BOOK OF GALATIANS KEY VERSES:
2:16: Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
2:20: I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
3:11: But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
4:5-6: to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.
6:7: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Galatians is not written to one church or an individual but to a group of Churches in the Roman province of Galatia. Galatia was a region in Asia Minor or modern day Turkey. It was written before the council in Jerusalem spoken of in Acts 15. Galatians is sometimes called Little Romans because of the similarity of its message with the book of Romans. Galatians is written in response to some Jewish teachers who had come from Jerusalem. These teachers became known as Judaizers because they said that Gentile Christians had to follow Jewish law, especially circumcision and were also trying to convince the Gentiles that Paul’s authority was given by men and not by God. Paul teaches them that salvation cannot be earned by being circumcised and by obeying Jewish laws, but only by faith in Christ Jesus to take away our sins. Acceptance with God comes by believing in Christ. This great news can give us rest and peace since we don’t need to worry about earning it or losing God’s love.
CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY:
Chapter#1. Gospel Perversion by False Teachers. The Galatians quickly deserted Christ for a different gospel. Paul’s Defense Of His Apostleship. Good news preached by Paul comes from God
Chapter#2. Legalism vs. Grace. Paul was entrusted with the gospel to the Gentiles. Paul meets with the apostles in Jerusalem. Paul’s Ministry Recognized By The Jerusalem. Paul Confronts Peter At Antioch.
Chapter#3. Abrahamic Covenant. Justified By The Law, Or Justified By Faith? The true children of Abraham are those who have his kind of faith. The Purpose Of The Law Of Moses. Abraham’s offspring, those belonging to Christ.
Chapter#4. The Curse of Legalism. No Longer Slaves But Sons And Heirs. Keeping the Old Law instead of the New is like being enslaved. Paul’s concern for the Galatians. Hagar And Sarah Represent Two Covenants.
Chapter#5. Walk in the Spirit, Fruit of the Spirit (inward). Live by the Spirit instead of according to the flesh. Practice Love.
Chapter#6. Walk in the Spirit, Ministry to Others (outward). Carry One Another’s Burdens. Help one another do the right thing. What is sown is reaped. Circumcision of no value. antagonism, ridicule, derision,, accusation, abuse, and false propaganda then gangs were formed to persecute those Muslims who were comparatively poor, weak’ and helpless.