Summary: Studing Chapter 2 of Galatians
Paul writes about his second trip to Jerusalem and about his rebuke of Peter.
I. THE RECEPTION OF PAUL IN JERUSALEM (2:1-10)
Paul, accompanied by Barnabas and Titus, visited Jerusalem for a second time 14 years after his first visit.
A. The reason for the visit (2: 1-2):
It was to confer with the Christian leaders there concerning Paul’s ministry to the Gentiles.
B. The results of their visit (2:3-10)
1. Paul and the leaders (2:3, 6-10)
a. The leaders agreed with Paul that Titus should not be circumcised (2:3).
b. The leaders accepted Paul as a coworker (2:6-10).
2. Paul and the legalizers (2:4-5)
They made an unsuccessful attempt to push their legalism upon him.
II. THE REBUKE BY PAUL IN ANTIOCH (2:11-21)
A. The need for Paul’s rebuke (2:11-13)
Peter was refusing to fellowship with saved but uncircumcised Gentiles.
B. The nature of Paul’s rebuke (2: 14-21)
1. The contents (2:14-18)
He reminded Peter that it is faith, not circumcision that saves both Jews and Gentiles.
2. The conclusion (2:19-21)
a. All believers have been crucified with Christ (2:19-20a).
b. All believers are to live by the faith of the indwelling Christ (2:20b-21)