OUTLINE OF PAUL’S LETTER TO THE GALATIANS

I. Opening address

1. Salutation

Paul the apostle (Gal. 1:1)

The churches in Galatia (Gal. 1:2)

Grace and peace (Gal. 1:3)

Jesus Christ set us free (Gal. 1:4)

Glory to God (Gal. 1:5)

2. Condemnation of false gospels

Different gospel (Gal. 1:6)

Do not pervert the gospel of Christ (Gal. 1:7)

A contrary gospel (Gal. 1:8)

Let him be condemned (Gal. 1:9)

II. Paul’s apostolic authority

1. Paul’s background and divine calling

Am I seeking human approval? (Gal. 1:10)

A gospel not of human origin (Gal. 1:11)

A revelation of Jesus Christ (Gal. 1:12)

I persecuted the church of God (Gal. 1:13)

I was a zealous Jew (Gal. 1:14)

I was called before I was born (Gal. 1:15)

I did not confer with anyone (Gal. 1:16)

Arabia (Gal. 1:17)

2. First visit to Jerusalem

I visited with Cephas (Gal. 1:18)

James (Gal. 1:19)

I do not lie (Gal. 1:20)

Syria and Cilicia (Gal. 1:21)

I was not known in Judea (Gal. 1:22)

Paul was proclaiming what he tried to destroy (Gal. 1:23)

They glorified God (Gal. 1:24)

3. Paul and the other Apostles

I went to Jerusalem (Gal. 2:1)

The gospel of the gentiles (Gal. 2:2)

Titus was uncircumcised (Gal. 2:3)

False spying brothers (Gal. 2:4)

We did not submit to them (Gal. 2:5)

These leaders did nothing for me (Gal. 2:6)

Gospel to the uncircumcised (Gal. 2:7)

Peter was the apostle to the circumcised (Gal. 2:8)

Fellowship (Gal. 2:9)

Remember the poor (Gal. 2:10)

4. Paul rebukes Peter

Cephas in Antioch (Gal. 2:11)

Fear of the circumcision party faction (Gal. 2:12)

Hypocrisy (Gal. 2:13)

Live like a gentile (Gal. 2:14)

5. The gospel of Paul

Jews by birth (Gal. 2:15)

Justified by faith in Christ (Gal. 2:16)

Are we sinners? (Gal. 2:17)

Am I a transgressor? (Gal. 2:18)

I died to the law (Gal. 2:19)

I live by faith (Gal. 2:20)

Did Christ die in vain? (Gal. 2:21)

III. Paul’s apostolic gospel

1. Galatian experience

Foolish Galatians (Gal. 3:1)

The works of the law (Gal. 3:2)

Are you ending with the flesh? (Gal. 3:3)

Was it all in vain? (Gal. 3:4)

Did you believe what you heard? (Gal. 3:5)

2. Faith and the sons of Abraham

Abraham was righteous (Gal. 3:6)

The descendants of Abraham (Gal. 3:7)

All the gentiles shall be blessed (Gal. 3:8)

Blessed with Abraham (Gal. 3:9)

3. Covenant curses and promises

The works of the law (Gal. 3:10)

Faith and righteousness (Gal. 3:11)

The law and faith (Gal. 3:12)

The curse of the tree (Gal. 3:13)

The promise of the Spirit (Gal. 3:14)

Human wills (Gal. 3:15)

One offspring (Gal. 3:16)

The covenant and the law (Gal. 3:17)

The law and the promise (Gal. 3:18)

4. The purpose of the Law

The law and the offspring (Gal. 3:19)

God is one (Gal. 3:20)

The law and righteousness (Gal. 3:21)

The believers (Gal. 3:22)

The law and faith (Gal. 3:23)

The disciplinary law (Gal. 3:24)

No more disciplinarians (Gal. 3:25)

Children of God (Gal. 3:26)

Baptized in Christ (Gal. 3:27)

No distinctions (Gal. 3:28)

Heirs of Abraham’s promise (Gal. 3:29)

5. Divine adoption

Minors and slaves (Gal. 4:1)

The father sets the date (Gal. 4:2)

We were slaves (Gal. 4:3)

The divine son born to a woman (Gal. 4:4)

Redeem those under the law (Gal. 4:5)

Abba!  Father! (Gal. 4:6)

You are an heir child (Gal. 4:7)

6. Personal appeal

You were enslaved (Gal. 4:8)

You know God (Gal. 4:9)

You are observing special days (Gal. 4:10)

Labor in vain (Gal. 4:11)

Become like me! (Gal. 4:12)

Bodily ailment (Gal. 4:13)

You welcomed me (Gal. 4:14)

The eye problem (Gal. 4:15)

Enemies and truth (Gal. 4:16)

Exclusion (Gal. 4:17)

Good purposes (Gal. 4:18)

Childbirth pain (Gal. 4:19)

I am perplexed (Gal. 4:20)

7. The allegory of Sarah and Hagar

Subject to the law (Gal. 4:21)

The two sons of Abraham (Gal. 4:22)

The slave woman and the free women (Gal. 4:23)

Hagar (Gal. 4:24)

Slave children (Gal. 4:25)

Jerusalem above (Gal. 4:26)

Rejoice! (Gal. 4:27)

The children of the promise (Gal. 4:28)

The child of the Spirit (Gal. 4:29)

The free woman and the slave woman (Gal. 4:30)

Children of the free woman (Gal. 4:31)

IV. Christian life and liberty

1. Freedom in Jesus Christ

Freedom in Christ (Gal. 5:1)

Circumcision does not help (Gal. 5:2)

Obey the whole law (Gal. 5:3)

Fall from grace (Gal. 5:4)

We hope for righteousness (Gal. 5:5)

Faith and love (Gal. 5:6)

Why did you not obey the truth? (Gal. 5:7)

God calls you (Gal. 5:8)

A little yeast (Gal. 5:9)

Pay the penalty (Gal. 5:10)

The stumbling block of the cross (Gal. 5:11)

Let them mutilate themselves! (Gal. 5:12)

Called to freedom! (Gal. 5:13)

Love your neighbor as yourself (Gal. 5:14)

Bite and devour (Gal. 5:15)

2. Life in the Spirit

Live by the Spirit! (Gal. 5:16)

The duel between the flesh and the Spirit (Gal. 5:17)

The Spirit, not the law (Gal. 5:18)

Works of the flesh (Gal. 5:19)

The fleshy human condition (Gal. 5:20)

I warn you (Gal. 5:21)

The fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22)

There is no law against gentleness (Gal. 5:23)

Crucified the flesh (Gal. 5:24)

Guided by the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:25)

Not conceited (Gal. 5:26)

3. Life in the household of faith

Transgression and restoration (Gal. 6:1)

Bear the other person’s burdens! (Gal. 6:2)

Self-deception (Gal. 6:3)

Test your own work (Gal. 6:4)

Everyone must carry their own load (Gal. 6:5)

Share with your teacher (Gal. 6:6)

Do not be deceived! (Gal. 6:7)

You will reap what you sow (Gal. 6:8)

Do what is right! (Gal. 6:9)

Work for the good of all! (Gal. 6:10)

V. Conclusion

With my own hand (Gal. 6:11)

Circumcision (Gal. 6:12)

The circumcised ones do not obey the law (Gal. 6:13)

Only boast about the cross (Gal. 6:14)

The useless value of circumcision (Gal. 6:15)

Peace and mercy (Gal. 6:16)

I carry the marks of Jesus (Gal. 6:17)

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (Gal. 6:18)

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