This is the Table of Contents for the Verse by Verse discussion of Paul’s letter to the Galatians. The pages for certain Transversal Topics, namely topics that are discussed in various verses, as well as Concluding Thoughts, are listed below the verse by verse discussion.
- 1:1-5: Introduction to the letter
- 1:6-9: Distort the gospel of Christ; Accursed
- 1:10-12: Gospel received through a revelation of Jesus Christ
- 1:13-14; Ancestral traditions
- 1:15-24: Short review of Paul’s history & Overview of Galatians 1
- 2:1-10: Visit to church headquarters in Jerusalem; Titus not compelled to be circumcised
- 2:11-14: Conflict with Peter in Antioch over forcing Gentile Christians to be circumcised and to live like Jews
- 2:15-16: Church Council in Acts 15; Man is not justified by observing the Law of Moses. Jewish Christians continued to observe the Law of Moses.
- 2:17-18: What did Paul destroy?
- 2:19-20: Died to the Law, to live to God
- 2:21: Nullify the grace of God, which is Christ’s death, by striving for righteousness through the Law
- Overview of Galatians 1 & 2: Arguments for and against the circumcision of Gentile Christians
- 3:1-5: Support for the statement that man is not justified by the works of the Law – The risk of eternal loss
- 3:6-9: Further proof that man is not justified by the works of the Law – Who are Abraham’s sons?
- 3:10-14: Still further proof that man is not justified by the works of the Law; Christ’s death did not change God; He always loved His creatures and always will.
- 3:15-18: Two reasons why man is justified through faith
- 3:19-25: Law and Promises have different functions. Man is not justified by the Law. Christians are not subject to the Law of Moses, but to the Law of Christ.
- 3:26-29: There is no difference between circumcised and uncircumcised Christians. There is no need to circumcise Gentile Christians. Physical Israel no longer has a separate role in God’s plan.
- Overview of Galatians chapter 1 to 3: The danger of and arguments against compelling Gentile Christians to be circumcised
- Building …
- Church Council in Acts 15
- Grace: His merciful kindness
- In Christ: The Vehicle through which we are rescued from this present evil age;
- Justified: Meaning reconciled to God or put right with God
- Law in Galatians is the Law of Moses
- Live by; an Old Testament expression that means to be right with God (justified).
- Righteousness: a synonym for Justify; to be “put right with God”
- The danger: The Galatians were at risk of losing their eternal inheritance. What exactly did they do wrong?
- Christians are not subject to the Law of Moses, but to the Law of Christ.