Trust in God's Grace

Today we stay with Paul’s words about the church but we have moved to Paul’s letter to the Galatians. One of the challenges with Paul’s letters is that we are only hearing one side of the conversation. We can guess at the reason behind the letters being sent through the subject matter and what Paul says, but we’re never quite sure what has caused Paul to write what he does. This letter to the Galatians seems as though it continues in theme from where we left off last week with the Council of Jerusalem and questions arounds rules. We can assume that the Galatians were generally not Jewish in background but that there was a group of believers who were Jewish, and the important role of Jewish rules were coming up again. The other thing we can discern is that the Galatians were busy seeking justification and therefore s