Freedom in Christ - Galatians

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The Letters of St Paul – Galatians

“Freedom in Christ”

Sermon
date
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

28

Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus

 

35

Martyrdom of Stephen

 

35

Conversion of Saul

 

43-45

In Antioch

 

46-48

First Missionary Journey – planting churches in Galatia

 

50-52

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

Galatians?

53-57

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?

59

Journey to Rome

 

59 - ??

Imprisoned in Rome

Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon and Philippians written in Rome

??

Later journeys

1 Timothy and Titus

67-68

Imprisoned in Rome

2 Timothy written in prison in Rome

68

Executed in Rome  

From Through the Bible in 80 Days by David W Cooke.© 2004. www.biblein80days.co.uk

Resources

  • 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