Galatians Backstory and Theme


Christ Covenant Church is in the midst of a study of the book of Galatians, the Apostle Paul’s first epistle. This sermon is the last of an in-depth look at the historical circumstances which caused the book to be written before we dive into the text itself. The backstory is a history of Paul from conversion to the writing of Galatians and the surrounding soap opera. This particular message deals with questions such as:

Why are the Galatians in danger of losing their justification and how does this apply to present-day believer?

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

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

What is the threat posed by poor ecclesiology?

What are the consequences of bad biblical theology?

How committed should the local church be to gaining unity in doctrine?

To learn how the Epistle to Galatians answers these questions and how these answers are critical to the Christian life, listen to Galatians 2: Backstory and Theme (also available for downloading as a podcast) or watch on YouTube.