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Summary: Studing Chapter 2 of Galatians

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GALATIANS 2

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)


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