Hey Eastgate! Been a while since I’ve updated Wonderwhat – but since we’re starting a new series, I thought it would be good to fire this thing back up. We’re going to start a study in the book of Galatians. I realize that I’ve already taught Galatians – but I’ve learned a lot since then and I’d like to pass that along. This Sunday we’ll be reading chapter 1:1-9 for our introduction and first look.
I’d really like to encourage you to watch the Bible Project’s video on the book of Galatians. You can find it HERE. The latest podcasts also deal with how we are to read the New Testament letters and they are super-informative. If you’re a podcast listener, you can find them HERE. I know it seems like I push the Bible Project a lot, but seriously, I consider it the most important thing to be coming from the American church right now.
In our study of Galatians we’re going to be considering the core of Paul’s argument concerning the Good News – what it is and what it aint. I think this letter is going to be powerful and timely, given the state of our world right now. It’s important to get to the basics – and I think we need that right now more than ever.
Jesus Christ….and nothing else. Sounds easy…but it actually becomes a challenge. When you read the first 9 verses, what do you think Paul’s demeanor is? What does his inflammatory language in v6-9 stir in you as you read it? Why do you think he’s speaking so strongly to the Galatians?
As we’ve been doing – our services are going to be online only – streaming on Facebook, and hopefully YouTube at 9 AM. Hope you can join us!