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Letter to the Galatians

A 5 week interactive Bible Study at Falls Village Congregational Church.  Bring a Bible and your Qs

Tuesday Afternoons 2:00-3:30 p.m.

January 29, 2019-February 26, 2019- Miner Hall

Why Paul? Why Galatians?

*Paul, a great missionary, is often viewed as founder of the church

*Galatians is considered one of Paul’s most important letters, in which he tries to lay out central teaching of Christianity

*Central focus on the relationship of Jews and Christians, law and gospel, faith and works, the freedom of a Christian

*Includes important biographical information about Paul

*Martin Luther considered Galatians central to his efforts at reforming the church

Week 1 — Introduction — Galatians 1:1-12

The nature of a “letter:”  Paul’s greeting

The context: geographical and theological

Week 2 — Paul’s Apostolic Authority — Galatians 1:13-2:21

Paul’s personal story; the encounter with Peter

Formulation of the doctrine of justification

Week 3 — Relation of Law and Gospel — Galatians 3-4

Faith as prior to law

The purpose of the law

Week 4 — The Results of Justification — Galatians 5

The freedom of the Spirit

The fruit of the Spirit

Week 5 — Christian Freedom and Christian Duty – Galatians 6

Responsibility for ourselves and others; bearing burdens

Luther’s formulation of freedom; lord of all, subject to all

All are welcome. Come or call 860 824-8289 for more information