READING THE NEW TESTAMENT: GALATIANS
The New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven books. All of the books come from the first followers of Jesus. Some of the books take only a few minutes to read. But before you read the books in the New Testament, it helps to know what each book is about.
When you see a word marked like *this, you will find the word explained in a Word List. You will find the list at the end of this article.
Here are a few words to help you to read the New Testament book of Galatians. Galatians is one of the books that Paul wrote. Paul was a leader in the early *church. Paul wrote many letters to help encourage the people of God. He wrote more letters than any other of the New Testament writers. The New Testament includes thirteen of those letters.
After you read what Galatians is about, you will find some verses to read. These verses will help you understand how Paul wrote and what was important to him.
Galatians is like Romans, only shorter. This book talks about people who follow a list of rules to please God. Galatians shows how Christ came to bring freedom. He did not come with a set of laws that people must follow. Jesus came to give his life for us. He came to make us right with God.
Verses to Get You Started
Jesus died for our *sins.
Jesus makes us free from the law.
We belong to Jesus.
We are to serve others.
The Holy Spirit makes us like Jesus.
We should do good to everyone.
Church: A group of people who follow and believe in Jesus Christ. A meeting of those who believe in Jesus Christ.
Sin: Evil deeds. When we do things against God and other people. When we do not obey God’s rules.