Galatians 01 (Men's Study)
Interaction with the Text
What is the “shituation" in Galatia?
What is the strong claim being made by Paul? vs 1
What is the reason for this claim and why he needs to make it?
Who is writing with Paul?
Paul often expands his greeting to address the audience (Rom 1:8–15; 1 Cor 1:4–9; Phil 1:3–11; Col 1:3–14; 1 Thess 1:2–10; 2 Thess 1:3–12; Phlm 4–7; cf. 2 Tim 1:3–5). How does he do it here?
What is astonishing Paul? vs 6
What constitutes “another gospel”?
Is Paul’s message (the gospel) above his apostolic office? vs 8
What does this imply about “apostolic succession” (which is required by RC/Anglicanism)?
What were the Galatians motivated by, as implied by vs 10? How is this related to the “flesh” (3:3, 4:29, 6:12)?
But what is the origin of the gospel? vs 11
How does Paul’s testimony illustrate the origin of the gospel? vss 13-17
What is the chronology of Paul’s interactions with the apostles? vss 18-24
Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more