Who is Paul? Who are the Galatians? What was his relationship with them, and why did he write this letter?
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The opening chapter of the letter is a fiery start, which shows the intensity of emotion that Paul is feeling.
Paul shows his independence from the Jerusalem Church and lays out the basic framework of his justification by faith.
Paul answers the agitators by talking about the Abrahamic Covenant that they were surely referencing… but Paul plays some theological jujitsu!
Paul argues that not only is the Law a latecomer, but God also intended it to be temporary.
Paul reminds the Galatians that they looked after him when he was ill, and he offers an allegorical interpretation of the story of Hagar.
A fascinating discussion on the true meaning of freedom.
After telling them not to mark their bodies with crucifixion, Paul reminds them that we are marked on our bodies with the wounds of Christ.
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