Freedom in Christ - Galatians

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The Letters of St Paul – Galatians

“Freedom in Christ”

Sermon(s) Study Galatians
ch & verse
29 May Hook For Freedom Christ has set us Free
HMR Freedom through Christ’s Grace
The Setting Gal 1.1-12
5 June Turning points in our lives Paul’s Story Gal 1.11-24
12 June Justified through faith in Jesus Christ Faith vs Law Gal 2.15-21
19 June   All one in Christ Jesus Gal 3.23-29
26 June For Freedom Christ has set us free Life in the Spirit Gal 5.1, 13-25
3 July   Cross & New Creation Gal 6.7-16

Paul’s Life and Letters - Timeline

There are several options for understanding Paul’s life and letters, this is just one interpretation to give you a feel for it. There is no need to critique in detail, but use to help you frame the letters in Paul’s real life story.

Year (approx.)

Main Events in Paul’s Life

Letters written


Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus



Martyrdom of Stephen



Conversion of Saul



In Antioch



First Missionary Journey – planting churches in Galatia



Second Missionary Journey – revisited the Galatian churches, joined by Timothy. Went on to establish churches in Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Athens and Corinth.

1 & 2 Thessalonians written in Corinth



Third Missionary Journey – spent two years in Ephesus, during which the church in Colossae was probably established. Revisiting the churches established earlier.

1 Corinthians sent from Ephesus

2 Corinthians sent from Macedonia

Romans sent from Corinth?


Journey to Rome


59 - ??

Imprisoned in Rome

Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon and Philippians written in Rome


Later journeys

1 Timothy and Titus


Imprisoned in Rome

2 Timothy written in prison in Rome


Executed in Rome  

From Through the Bible in 80 Days by David W Cooke.© 2004.


  • New International Study Bible
  • William Barclay – the Daily Study Bible © 2002
  • Tom Wright – Paul for Everyone – Galatians and Thessalonians © 2002
  • Luke Timothy Johnson – The Writings of the New Testament © 1999
  • Timothy Keller - Galatians – Gospel Matters © 2013