Body Modification and the Gospel

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

Hi, I Bring You Better News! – Not. (Galatians 1)

Paul starts off nicely enough, but quickly begins to sputter curses and then launches into his personal testimony.

No Grades, No Ranking, No Quota, No KPI (Galatians 2)

Paul relates how he visited the bigwigs in Jerusalem, and then had to rebuke one of them. Is the Gospel really all about eating and drinking and body modification, or is there something deeper going on?

Son by Faith, or Slave by Law? Your Choice (Galatians 3)

Paul gets into the meat of his message: God’s law is great, God’s law is good, but it could never transform you into God’s child. So why oh why are you trying to use it that way now?

This Identity Changes Everything! (Galatians 4)

Those who demand circumcision are saying, “God wants you to be a Son of Abraham!”
“That’s true,” Paul replies. “But which son?”

Free To Love One Another (Galatians 5&6)

The Galatians have been set free to be free. “So be free!” Paul says. “But what does that look like?” they wonder. “I’m so glad you asked!” Paul says…

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