Galatians 1: More Backstory


Christ Covenant Church is in the midst of a study of the book of Galatians, the Apostle Paul’s first epistle. This sermon is an in-depth look at the historical circumstances which caused the book to be written. This is a history of Paul from conversion to the writing of Galatians and this message deals with questions such as:

How does the bi-partite distinction within the Law of Moses help us to understand the book of Galatians?

Was the Galatians 2 visit to Jerusalem, Paul’s second visit (Acts 11:25-26) or his third visit (Acts 15:1-2) also known as the Jerusalem council?

Why did he feel it necessary to go to Jerusalem at this time?

What significant thing happened during this visit?

Who are the “men from James” and why were they teaching circumcision?

Who were the Galatians exactly and why was their justification in danger of being lost? (Galatians 5:4)

Where was Paul headed when he wrote the book of Galatians?

To learn how the Epistle to Galatians answers these questions and how these answers are critical to the Christian life, listen to Galatians 1: More Backstory (also available for downloading as a podcast) or watch on YouTube.