Paul recalls that, while visiting Jerusalem, the issue of circumcision as necessary for conversion to Christianity (apparently an issue for the Galatians at the time) was never brought up or made to be a “deal-breaker” – even for his Greek companion at the time. The question of who’s “in” and who’s “out” (and how to measure that) has plagued the Church for centuries. Can the Church truly be a community within which everything outside of Christ is secondary, and unity is maintained?
About this Series:
What does it mean to live in a way that is Truly Free as a follower of Christ? The book of Galatians is one of the earliest biblical letters, written by the apostle Paul to a church that was struggling with how to best understand the grace they had received from Christ. Not only does Paul address what the grace of Christ does for individual people, he also deals with how that grace affects how Christians interact with one another. Through this series, we will be exploring how to live, in community with each other, as Truly Free people under the lordship of Christ.