Galatians 5-6

Galatians is Paul’s singular argument regarding what should govern the lives of Gentile Christians.  Should they show their spirituality by submitting to the Mosaic law, as Paul’s opponents said, or was there another schema by which believers manifest their justified state?  Paul argued that he preached the objective gospel he … Continue reading

Galatians 3-4

The Epistle to the Galatians reminds the reader that the New Testament was written in real- ime.  Here Paul wrote to fortify—and challenge—believers he probably met during his first missionary journey (cf. Acts 13.1-14.28).  While a reading of Galatians may cause one to conclude that Paul was writing to establish … Continue reading

Galatians 1-2

It may be that Paul wrote to the Galatian churches quite early in his ministry, after his first missionary journey—during which he visited the Galatian cities of Pisidian Antioch, Iconium, Lystra and Derbe (cf. Acts 13.1-14.28).  In these towns Paul experienced no little opposition from Jewish leaders; they were not … Continue reading