Intro to Galatians

Galatians 1:1-24

The Galatian churches included those in the cities of Lystra, Iconium, Antioch of Pisidia, and Derbe which were established on Paul's first missionary journey and revisited on his subsequent missionary trips.

The six chapters of this epistle are divided into three main sections of Paul's teaching. Chapters 1 & 2 are personal in nature and deal with Paul's authority. Chapters 3 & 4 are doctrinal in nature and deal with justification by faith. The final section, chapters 5 & 6, are practical in nature and deal with the application of the doctrine of justification.

I. Personal: Paul's Authority. 1:1-2:21

Conclusion: Next week we will see how that after fourteen years Paul comes face to face with the Apostles once again.