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Freedom in Christ - Galatians

A series of sermons and studies based on Paul's letter to the Galatians - Freedom in Christ.

Bible Studies

The Setting
Paul's Story
Faith vs Law
All in one Christ Jesus
Life in the Spirit
Cross & New Creatiion


Justified through faith
Freedom through Grace
Turning points
Justified through faith
For Freedom


Paul’s Life and Letters - Timeline

There are several options for understanding Paul’s life and letters, this is just one interpretation to give you a feel for it. There is no need to critique in detail, but use to help you frame the letters in Paul’s real life story.

Year (approx.)

Main Events in Paul’s Life

Letters written


Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus



Martyrdom of Stephen



Conversion of Saul



In Antioch



First Missionary Journey – planting churches in Galatia



Second Missionary Journey – revisited the Galatian churches, joined by Timothy. Went on to establish churches in Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Athens and Corinth.

1 & 2 Thessalonians written in Corinth



Third Missionary Journey – spent two years in Ephesus, during which the church in Colossae was probably established. Revisiting the churches established earlier.

1 Corinthians sent from Ephesus

2 Corinthians sent from Macedonia

Romans sent from Corinth?


Journey to Rome


59 - ??

Imprisoned in Rome

Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon and Philippians written in Rome


Later journeys

1 Timothy and Titus


Imprisoned in Rome

2 Timothy written in prison in Rome


Executed in Rome  

From Through the Bible in 80 Days by David W Cooke.© 2004


New International Study Bible
William Barclay – the Daily Study Bible © 2002
Tom Wright – Paul for Everyone – Galatians and Thessalonians © 2002
Luke Timothy Johnson – The Writings of the New Testament © 1999
Timothy Keller - Galatians – Gospel Matters © 2013

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