The Message of Galatians
To enclaves of young converts tucked away in the mountains of Asia Minor, Paul wrote what is perhaps the oldest document in the New Testament--the letter to the Galatians. What problems were they facing?
Among a variety of religious authorities espousing different teachings, how were they to know who was right? How were men and women to be put right with God? How could Christians in the midst of a pagan culture live lives truly pleasing to God?
'Only one way--' answered Paul, 'through Jesus Christ.' His answer holds true for us as well. The details of our struggle have changed since Paul's day, but the principles he sets forth are as timeless as the Lord he exalts.
In this book John Stott helps us to understand and apply the message of Galatians in the face of contemporary challenges to our faith.
1. The Apostle Paul's Authority and Gospel - 1:1-5
2. False Teachers and Faithless Galatians - 1:6-10
3. The Origins of Paul's Gospel - 1:11-24
4. Only One Gospel - 2:1-10
5. Paul Clashes with Peter in Antioch - 2:11-16
6. Justification by Faith Alone - 2:15-21
7. The Folly of the Galatians - 3:1-9
8. The Alternative of Faith and Works
9. Abraham, Moses and Christ - 3:15-22
10. Under the Law and in Christ - 3:23-29
11. Once Slaves, but now Sons
12. The Relation between Paul and the Galatians - 4:12-20
13. Isaac and Ishmael - 4:21-31
14. False and True Religion - 5:1-12
15. The Nature of Christian Freedom - 5:13-15
16. The Flesh and Spirit - 5:16-25
17. Reciprocal Christian Relationships - 5:26-6:5
18. Sowing and Reaping - 6:6-10
19. The Essence of Christian Religion - 6:11-18
A Review of the Epistle