The Word Is Alive


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.

Regional Map

Book Youtube Date
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

There is some supplementary material for the book and a mind map of its structure that may prove useful for study.