Galloping through Galatians
Over the next several weeks we will be looking at the latter part of the book of Galatians. Galatians is truly one of the most important--and often overlooked--books of the New Testament. This book, sometimes referred to as an epistle, was one of Apostle Paul's earliest letters to the Christian communities and churches in Galatia.
Paul was excited about the Galatians' discovery of the Gospel of Jesus, but he also became very frustrated when the Galatians started losing track of the Gospel. But Paul refused to let them lose the track of the foundation of our Christian faith. It's not by works or rituals that one becomes part of God's kingdom, but by God's grace alone.
Jesus came to rescue and redeem us. And in Galatians, Paul also describes our identity, our freedom, and our responsibility to one another.
We'll only be spending a couple of weeks in Galatians, which is why it's only fair to say we're galloping through it. In the meantime I encourage you to read the entire epistle. It will be well worth your time and only takes about 20 minutes.