In his early travels the apostle founded a series of churches in the Roman province of Galatia, modern day eastern Turkey.
A few years later Paul learned that religious leaders of the old school had come into those churches, called his views and authority into question, and were reintroducing the old ways, herding all these freedom-loving Christians back into the corral of religious rules and regulations.
Paul was, of course, furious. He was furious with the old guard for coming in with their strong-arm religious tactics and intimidating the Christians into giving up their free life in Jesus. But he was also furious with the Christians for caving in to the intimidation.
His letter to the Galatian churches helps them, and us, recover the original freedom. It also gives direction in the nature of God’s gift of freedom — the most necessary guidance, for freedom is a delicate and subtle gift, easily perverted and often squandered.
Eugene H. Peterson, The Message.
|Introduction||Watch||30 Mar 14|
|Chapter One||Watch||02 Apr 14|
|Chapter Two||Watch||04 Apr 14|
|Chapter Three||Watch||09 Apr 14|
|Chapter Four||Watch||12 Apr 14|
|Chapter Five||Watch||15 Apr 14|
|Chapter Six||Watch||17 Apr 14|
|Summary||Watch||17 Apr 14|