Bible Book Outline
Introduction; Galatians Deserting the Gospel; Paul's Ministry
Paul's greeting to the Galatians;
He wonders why they have so soon left him and the gospel;
and accurses those who preach any other gospel than he did.
He learned the gospel not from men, but from God;
and shows what he was before his calling;
and what he did immediately after it.
Paul at Jerusalem; Dispute with Peter
He shows when he went up again to Jerusalem, and for what purpose;
and that Titus was not circumcised;
and that he resisted Peter, and told him the reason;
why he and others, being Jews, believe in Christ to be justified by faith, and not by works;
and that they live not in sin, who are so justified.
Abraham's Faith Credited as Righteousness; Purpose of the Law
He asks what moved them to leave the faith, and hold onto the law.
Those who believe are justified,
and blessed with Abraham.
And this he shows by many reasons.
The purpose of the Law
You are sons of God
We are not children of the handmaid, but of the free woman
We were under the law till Christ came, as the heir is under the guardian till he be of age.
But Christ freed us from the law;
therefore we are servants no longer to it.
Paul remembers the Galatians' good will to him, and his to them;
and shows that we are the sons of Abraham by the freewoman.
Standing Firm; Walking by the Spirit
He wills them to stand in their liberty,
and not to observe circumcision;
but rather love, which is the sum of the law.
He lists the works of the flesh,
and the fruits of the Spirit,
and exhorts to walk in the Spirit.
Bearing One Another's Burdens; Becoming a New Creation
He moves them to deal mildly with a brother who has slipped,
and to bear one another's burden;
to be generous to their teachers,
and not weary of well-doing.
He shows what they intend that preach circumcision.
He glories in nothing, save in the cross of Christ.
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