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Mobile Ed: NT340 Book Study: Paul’s Letter to the Galatians: The Gospel for Jew and Gentile (9 hour course)
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Mobile Ed: NT340 Book Study: Paul’s Letter to the Galatians: The Gospel for Jew and Gentile (9 hour course)

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Lexham Press 2015–2018

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Overview

Join Dr. Joel Willitts, as he explores what he describes as Paul’s “most passionate piece of writing”—his letter to the Galatians. Learn how Paul wrote Galatians with rhetorical flair, sarcasm, and hyperbole. You will come to understand the issues Paul was addressing in his letter and gain insight into how the book can be applied today. This course addresses some of the most controversial topics in Pauline theology, as Dr. Willitts dives into the works of the law, justification by faith, righteousness, and faith itself.

Course Outline

Unit 1: Approaches and Issues in Reading Galatians

  • Reading Galatians Theologically
  • Post-Supersessionist Approach to Reading the New Testament: Part 1
  • Post-Supersessionist Approach to Reading the New Testament: Part 2
  • Three Approaches to Reading Galatians
  • Introductory Issues
  • Outline of Galatians

Unit 2: The Gospel of Messiah under Threat (Gal 1:1–9)

  • Opening: The Gospel of Messiah under Threat (Gal 1:1–9)
  • Senders and Addresses (Gal 1:1–2)
  • The Gospel’s Grace and Peace: Part 1 (Gal 1:3–5)
  • The Gospel’s Grace and Peace: Part 2 (Gal 1:3–5)
  • The Rebuke: Paul’s Complaint (Gal 1:6–7)
  • The Rebuke: Paul’s Response (Gal 1:8–9)

Unit 3: The Slave of Messiah (Gal 1:10)

  • The Slave of Messiah: Part 1 (Gal 1:10)
  • The Slave of Messiah: Part 2 (Gal 1:10)

Unit 4: Authority and Superiority of Paul’s Gospel (Gal 1:11–2:15)

  • Significance and Structure of the Argument
  • Purpose of Galatians 1:11–2:15
  • Meaning of Galatians 1:11–2:15
  • Implications of Galatians 1:11–2:15: Part 1
  • Implications of Galatians 1:11–2:15: Part 2
  • Discontinuity/Continuity in Galatians 1:11–2:15
  • Paul’s Apocalypse—Not of Human Origin: Part 1 (Gal 1:11–12)
  • Paul’s Apocalypse—Not of Human Origin: Part 2 (Gal 1:11–12)
  • Apocalypse of Jesus (Gal 1:12)
  • From Persecutor to Proclaimer (Gal 1:13–24)
  • Previous Manner of Life (Gal 1:13–14)
  • Relational Visit (Gal 1:15–21)
  • Messianic Synagogues (Gal 1:22–24)
  • The Truth of the Gospel (Gal 2:1–10)
  • Exposition of Galatians 2:1–2: Part 1
  • Exposition of Galatians 2:1–2: Part 2
  • Galatians 2:3–5 Preservation: Part 1
  • Galatians 2:3–5 Preservation: Part 2
  • Truth of the Gospel
  • Freedom of the Gospel
  • Validation: Part 1 (Gal 2:6–10)
  • Validation: Part 2 (Gal 2:6–10)
  • Remembering the Poor (Gal 2:10)
  • A Hermeneutical Conversion for the Jewish Believer (Gal 2:11–21)
  • Overview of Galatians 2:11–21: Part 1
  • Overview of Galatians 2:11–21: Part 2
  • Overview of Galatians 2:11–21: Part 3
  • Key Verses to Discuss: Galatians 2:14
  • Key Verses to Discuss: Galatians 2:17–19
  • Key Verses to Discuss: Galatians 2:20
  • A Crux: Works of the Law, Justification, and the Faith of Christ (Gal 2:15–16)
  • Propositions of Galatians 2:15–16—We Who Are by Nature Jews and Not Sinners
  • Propositions of Galatians 2:15–16—Person Who Structures Life by Torah Not Justified: Part 1
  • Propositions of Galatians 2:15–16—Person Who Structures Life by Torah Not Justified: Part 2
  • Propositions of Galatians 2:15–16—Except by the Faith of Jesus Christ: Part 1
  • Propositions of Galatians 2:15–16—Except by the Faith of Jesus Christ: Part 2
  • Propositions of Galatians 2:15–16—Except by the Faith of Jesus Christ: Part 3
  • Propositions of Galatians 2:15–16—Except by the Faith of Jesus Christ: Part 4
  • Propositions of Galatians 2:15–16—So We Trusted on Christ Jesus
  • Important Lessons from Galatians 1–2

Unit 5: God’s Plan (Gal 3:1–5:12)

  • Introduction: The Advent of Messiah, the End of Unfaithfulness, and the Interdependence of the Circumcised and Uncircumcised
  • The Spirit of Life for the Uncircumcised (Gal 3:1–9)
  • The Spirit of Life for the Circumcised (Gal 3:10–25)
  • Relativized but Not Erased (Gal 3:26–29)
  • For the Jew (Gal 4:1–7)
  • For the Gentile (Gal 4:8–11)
  • Paul’s Deep Concern and Perplexity (Gal 4:12–20)
  • For Freedom: Part 1 (Gal 4:21–5:1)
  • For Freedom: Part 2 (Gal 4:21–5:1)
  • The Offense of the Cross: Faith Working through Love for the Circumcised and the Uncircumcised (Gal 5:2–12)

Unit 6: The Pattern of Life of Messiah’s People (Gal 5:13–6:10)

  • Introduction: The Pattern of Life of Messiah’s People
  • Pattern of life for Kingdom of God (Gal 5:13–24)
  • Let Us Do Good (Gal 5:25–6:10)

Unit 7: Closing: Neither Circumcision or Uncircumcision but New Creation (Gal 6:11–18)

  • Closing: Neither Circumcision or Uncircumcision but New Creation: Part 1
  • Closing: Neither Circumcision or Uncircumcision but New Creation: Part 2

Product Details

  • Title: NT340 Book Study: Paul’s Letter to the Galatians: The Gospel for Jew and Gentile
  • Instructor: Joel Willitts
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 9

About the Instructor

Dr. Joel Willitts is an associate professor in the biblical and theological studies department at North Park University. After graduating with a BS, he spent seven years in youth ministry in Texas, Florida, and Illinois. He earned a ThM (2000), an MPhil (2002), and a PhD (2007) from Cambridge University in England.

He has a wide breadth of experience within both the church and academia. Dr. Willitts has researched and published books, essays, and journal articles on the New Testament’s Jewish context. He is currently working on a Galatians commentary, a book on Jesus as the Davidic Son, and a book about sexual abuse.

Dr. Willitts’ passion for the local church has remained strong throughout his education and professional life. He is a fellow at the Center for Pastoral Theology, a group that promotes theology in and for the local church. He has been married to his wife, Karla, for 20 years, and they have six-year-old twins, Zion and Mary. They live in Saint Charles, Illinois.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.