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Most scholars agree that Galatians was written about 50 A.D. and is therefore among the earliest, if not the first, of the New Testament documents. The first Christians were Jewish but as the gospel spreads more and more Christians come from non-Jewish backgrounds. This creates some serious problems for the early church not least of which is do you have to be a Jew first before you can become a Christian? Although this may seem an esoteric issue to us today it raises an absolutely central question for all Christians – what is the gospel? For commentaries on Galatians see http://bestcommentaries.com/galatians. This site gives you reviews and some indication of the academic level of each commentary (ie technical, pastoral, devotional).

12 August, 2012 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 2:11-21 |


Wei-Han Kuan | Galatians 2:11-21 |

What's Worth Fighting Over? Many things upset us and it is possible to get angry regularly. But is it worth it? What is worth getting really upset over? It is always illuminating in the Bible when we see someone upset or angry (Jesus clearing the Temple is probably the best known) because it may give us some help in this area. Today in Galatians we see the Apostle Paul really upset with the Apostle Peter. What's this all about and why does it matter? We welcome Rev Dr Wei-Han Kuan as our preacher today, preaching for the last time in his role as Senior Associate Minister at St Alfred's before he leaves to start his new role at CMS.

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