# 1-The Occasion of Galatians

Topics: Justification, New Testament, First Epistle to the Corinthians Pages: 3 (807 words) Published: April 1, 2014
Study Guide for Unit 9
Galatians, Romans, 1-2 Corinthians
Required Reading Assignment:
Powell chapter 15, “Galatians,” pp. 307-21.
Powell chapter 12, “Romans,” pp. 255-71.
Powell chapter 13, “1 Corinthians,” pp. 273-91.
Powell chapter 14, “2 Corinthians,” pp. 293-305.
Galatians 1, 5; Romans 1-5; 1 Cor 1, 8, 12-13; 2 Cor 1, 9, 11 http://web1.calbaptist.edu/jcate/cst100/Unit7.htm#Rom (online notes from a course I used to teach) Supplemental Reading:
Dr. Cate’s old and enhanced notes on Powell chapter 12-15 (posted in Blackboard) Key Terms and Concepts:
3MJ
3 visits
4 letters
Abraham
Apollos
Apostle
Choloe’s people
collection for the saints
freedom
idol food
justification by faith Judaizers
Love
Salvation
separate letters
Sinfulness
Spain
the Spirit

1. Paul seems to have written Gal, Rom, and 1-2 Cor on his __3MJ_______, ca. 54-57 AD. Authorship of all 4 is undisputed. Gal and Rom both deal extensively with Paul’s concept of __ justification by faith ______________ ___________________. 2. Gal is an angry, defensive letter that Paul wrote after starting churches among the Gentiles in the province of Galatia (probably the northern part, not southern). Evidently, after Paul left, __ Judaizers ________________ convinced the Gentile converts that they needed to be circumcised and become Jewish to be authentic followers of Jesus. Gal is considered the “Magna Charta of Christian liberty.” 3. In Gal 1-2, Paul has to defend his authority as an ___apostle_______________. Paul insists that he had seen the risen Christ and was sent by God with the gospel message he preached. He also says the Jewish-Christian leaders in Jerusalem knew of his work and approved. 4. In Gal 3-4, Paul has to defend his message of justification by faith alone. Paul argues like a rabbi from the OT to show _ Abraham_________________ was justified by faith (Gen 15:6), not rituals (e.g., circumcision) or keeping the Law (which came later from Moses). In Christ, there is...
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