V. Outline

V. Outline

  1. Salutation (1:1-5)
  2. The Character of the Gospel (1:6-2:21)
    1. Without a Rival (1:6-10)
    2. Revealed by God (1:11-24)
    3. Supported by Jerusalem Council (2:1-10)
    4. Based on Faith for All People (2:11-21)
  3. The Demonstration of the Gospel to the Galatians (chs. 3-4)
    1. The Experience of the Galatians (3:1-5)
    2. The Principle of Faith Illustrated in the Abraham Narrative (3:6-4:7)
    3. The Readers and Their Relationship to Paul (4:8-20)
    4. An Allegory From History (4:21-31)
  4. The Effects of the Gospel (5:1-6:10)
    1. Stand in Freedom (5:1-12)
    2. Freedom As a Basis for Service (5:13-26)
    3. Warning To Be Careful in Judging (6:1-5)
    4. Closing Metaphor on Sowing (6:6-10)
  5. Concluding Remarks and Benediction (6:11-18)