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Galatians - Background

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Paul defends his apostleship and explains that the foundation of our relationship with God is based on faith, not works.


Lesson Twenty-one: Galatians

Part 1

I. Background

A. Audience

1. Province (South Galatia Hypothesis)

2. Ethnic Territory (North Galatia Hypothesis)

B. Date

C. Occasion

1. Problems

a. They cannot be saved unless they:

i. are circumcised (5:2-6); 6:12-13)

ii. keep the law (3:2, 10, 24-25; 5:4)

iii. observe Jewish feasts (4:10)

b. Paul is not a "true apostle"

2. Anguish of Paul in Writing

a. 1:6-9

b. 4:11, 12-20

c. 5:2-12

d. 6:17

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