Paul never planned to go into Galatian territory, but midway into his second missionary journey, he becomes ill in Pisidian Antioch and his companions, Timothy and Silas, take him north over the mountains to Galatia for medical care. While there, Paul forms several churches. Once Paul arrives in Corinth toward the end of A.D. 50, he writes a letter to the churches in Galatia, expressing great concern about them. Paul’s gospel message is quite simple: we are saved by grace through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Apparently, however, other teachers had followed Paul and were teaching a “gospel” that relied on obedience to the Law, not on God’s grace. In Galatians, Paul sets the churches straight. Logos Bible Study’s Dr. Bill Creasy examines Paul’s epistle and the rhetorical strategies he uses to drive home his points.
Dr. Bill Creasy enlightens the audience with his thorough study of the Bible's Galatians. When Paul becomes ill, Timothy and Silas take him to Galatia, just north of the mountains, to seek medical care. This accidental trip leads Paul to fund several churches in this territory. But once Paul leaves, Galatians preach a different gospel, emphasizing human law over God's grace. Paul is dismayed by this; he writes to the Galatians and asserts the importance of following Jesus Christ's words. Creasy analyzes the passage in a way that is conversational and appealing.
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