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A Scriptural Study of Galatians in the Year of St. Paul
The following is the second of a three part series of talks on Paul's Letter to the Galatians. This second part covers Galatians 3-4. The following links play back the hour long talk in approximately ten minute clips. You can play or download each clip by clicking on the links below.
|Part 1|| ||(Gal 5:1-6)|| ||12:12
|Part 2|| ||(Gal 5:6-12)|| ||10:36
|| ||See note on Timothy below.
|Part 3|| ||(Gal 5:13-21)|| ||9:48
|Part 4|| ||(Gal 5:22--6:5)|| ||11:22
||See the note on the fruits of the Holy Spirit below.
|Part 5|| ||(Gal 6:6-18)|| ||12:15
In Galatians 5:11, I mentioned that the agitators told the Galatians that Paul was still "preaching circumcision" by having Timothy circumcised, though Paul was very clear that he resisted any attempts to have Titus circumcised. Read about Timothy's circumcision in Acts 16:1-3. Note that Timothy had a Jewish mother and came from a genuine Jewish background, making it more reasonable to expect that Timothy would practice this aspect of the Jewish law. Recall Galatians 2:3 in which Titus, who came from Greek parents and who was of genuine Gentile origin, was not compelled to be circumcised.
In Galatians 5:22-23, we have nine fruits of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. In the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1832) we see the traditional twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit. The traditional list recognizes the nine fruits from Galatians 5 and adds goodness, modesty, and chastity.