What do Acts 15 and the first two chapters of Galatians have in common? They both talk about the first big debate over ethnic identity in the church. Some of the early Christians said you had to be circumcised and assimilate into the Jewish culture in order to be a true disciple of Jesus. They debated the topic in Acts 15 in Jerusalem. The Apostle Paul was very opposed to this teaching. That's what he's talking about in his letter to the Galatians.
This video will walk through a PowerPoint that offers the backstory of Paul's life in Acts in order to understand the context for Acts 15 and the letter to the Galatians. You can download this PowerPoint and image pack and use it for your own preaching and teaching. Use one slide, a few slides, or all of them. Whatever works for you.
This download includes a PowerPoint with 94 slides, and an image Pack of 94 .jpg files.
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Preview the PowerPoint and read the visual commentary at https://www.stevethomason.net/2021/04/25/putting-acts-15-and-galatians-1-2-in-context-the-church-as-a-multi-ethnic-community/