Magna Carta of Spiritual Emancipation
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Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
Another Overview Chart - Galatians - Charles Swindoll
Explanation - The following list includes not only commentaries but other Christian works by well known evangelical writers. Most of the resources below are newer works (written after 1970) which previously were available only for purchase in book form or in a Bible computer program. The resources are made freely available by archive.org but have several caveats - (1) they do not allow copy and paste, (2) they can only be checked out for one hour (but can be checked out immediately when your hour expires giving you time to read or take notes on a lengthy section) and (3) they require creating an account which allows you to check out the books free of charge. To set up an account click archive.org and then click the picture of the person in right upper corner and enter email and a password. That's all you have to do. Then you can read these more modern resources free of charge! I have read or used many of these resources but not all of them so ultimately you will need to be a Berean (Acts 17:11+) as you use them. I have also selected works that are conservative and Biblically sound. If you find one that you think does not meet those criteria please send an email at https://www.preceptaustin.org/
The Bible Exposition Commentary - Ephesians through Revelation - Warren Wiersbe
Rosscup - One of America’s most appreciated staunchly evangelical Bible conference teachers gives diligent, refreshing expositions. These are all of his 23 separate, earlier books in the “Be” series on the New Testament. He strikes a particular appeal with lay people as he crystallizes sections, deals with some of the verses, handles certain problems and backgrounds and applies principles. He is premillennial.
Be free : an expository study of Galatians by Wiersbe, Warren W
The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible : New Testament, King James Version - Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians - This is a very useful resource which always includes numerous related cross-references. It will be of aid to you preaching and teaching.
Galatians by Moo, Douglas J.,
Galatians : Paul's charter of Christian freedom by Morris, Leon,
James Rosscup - This concise product often says a lot that shoots to the crux in a well-organized form. Morris has readable print and flowing style. Teachers, preachers, students and laity will profit by following through verses and getting some careful help on some of the problems, though at times space does not allow posing considerations (3:17; 6:16), contributing to some generality. It is a rather good survey by a discerning scholar, it simply vies with many works that provide far more, at least for teachers and diligent studying pastors.
Keith Mathison says Morris' work is among "a number of other helpful commentaries on the book of Galatians."
Cyril Barber - Galatians: Paul’s Charter of Christian Freedom. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1996. With his usual acumen Morris explains the theme of Galatians, deftly wending his way through the interpretative difficulties. He explores Paul’s bold affirmations, and in applying the text to our generation ably bridges the gap between the 1st century and the closing years of this century. The bottom line of his explanation of Paul’s emphasis on Christian freedom is a challenge to his readers to live life in light of the purity of the gospel. Recommended.
The message of Galatians by Stott, John R. W
The message of Galatians by Stott, John R. W
Tim Challies - John Stott – Message of Galatians: Only One Way (The Bible Speaks Today). John Stott is a powerful commentator who inevitably has fascinating insights; he is also strong in distilling important points down to pithy phrases. I always benefit from reading his commentaries. This one is highly regarded and apparently makes an excellent choice for the pastor or devotional reader alike.
James Rosscup - Here is a short but provocative expository treatment of the text. It is well-suited for the preacher/teacher or the interested layman and highly readable. It is in The Bible Speaks Today series.
The Epistle of Paul to the churches of Galatia 10 ratings - Herman N Ridderbos
Tim Mathison - Herman Ridderbos — The Epistle of Paul to the Churches of Galatia (1953). Herman Ridderbos’ commentary on Galatians was one of the first in the NICNT series. It has since been replaced first by Fung and then by DeSilva (See Runners-Up below). Although his commentary does not interact with contemporary scholarship and issues such as the New Perspective on Paul, this remains an outstanding commentary. It is worth noting that his large work Paul: An Outline of His Theology remains relevant and important to this day. Now that Eerdmans has re-released his commentary as a stand-alone work, I have no hesitation about including it in the top 5.
Galatians and Ephesians by Lehman Strauss - I like his devotional and bibliocentric style
Stay the course and stick with the true Gospel : a study in Galatians and call to sound doctrine by Stauffer, Claude T - 2009 - 334 pages
NOTE: Stauffer is a pastor so this will be written from that perspective and therefore might be very useful in preaching and teaching this great Pauline Epistle. Stauffer is conservative and evangelical. I did not read the entire work but read enough to feel comfortable that it is "sound doctrine"
Flesh and spirit in conflict : practical studies in Galatians by Epp, Theodore H
Galatians : from Biblical text-- to contemporary life by McKnight, Scot 58 ratings
Liberated for life : Galatians by MacArthur, John
Galatians : the wondrous grace of God by MacArthur, John
Not I but Christ - Stephen Olford - This is not a commentary on the book of Galatians but does exposition one of the most life-changing passages in this epistle, Galatians 2:20.
Galatians by Hansen, G. Walter,
The Epistle to the Galatians - The New International Commentary on the New Testament, 1988 by Fung, Ronald Y. K. 39 ratings
Keith Mathison says this work is among "a number of other helpful commentaries on the book of Galatians,"
James Rosscup - Fung, Ronald Y. K. The Epistle to the Galatians (New International Commentary on the New Testament). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988. 342 pp. This takes the place of Hermann Ridderbos’s work. It is thorough, usually with traditional conservative views and with many satisfactory explanations, some even excellent. On verses he is lucid, frequently with some detail, though he skips past some real problems such as having fallen from grace (Gal 5:4), not really explaining. The same thing happens on “crucified with Christ”. He holds the South Galatia theory, takes an A. D. 48 date, has a fairly good introduction overall in which he updates scholarly discussion, and relates 2:1–10 to the famine visit in Acts 11:27–30.
Cyril Barber - The Epistle to the Galatians. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1988. "This expert and lucid commentary . . . will be a very valuable resource to all students grappling with the interpretation of Galatians and with recent scholarly discussion of Paul and Pauline theology."--Gordon D. Fee.
The Communicator's Commentary - MAXIE DUNNAM Now known as the Preacher's Commentary, a generally well respected series. 11 ratings
The letter of Paul to the Galatians : an introduction and commentary by Cole, R. A. (Tyndale series)
James Rosscup comments on a revision in 1989 with additional pages (240 pages). This is a revision of a work of twenty years before, interacting with scholarly studies since then. It is a good evangelical commentary, well-informed, solid, clear with good help at times on problem verses.
Cyril Barber (also commenting on the 1989 revision) - Cole's first edition has served the Christian community well since 1965. This revision will benefit the next generation of Bible students. The handling of the text is exemplary. Cole is neither tedious nor does he blithely sidestep important issues. His exposition of the theme is also "made to order" and boldlychampions the cause of grace. Highly recommended.
Galatians - Merrill C Tenney
Galatians : gospel of freedom by Hubbard, David Allan
Exposition of Galatians by Hendriksen, William, 1900-1982, author
New Testament commentary : exposition of Galatians [and] exposition of Ephesians by Hendriksen, William (1989)
James Rosscup - Staunch reformed commentary is competent in the Greek and the background, offering rich detail on verses, documented views, reasons, and a warmth of practical comment, all of this helpful to expositors. Hendriksen’s many New Testament commentaries are well-respected and widely-used by pastors, Bible class teachers and many lay people. Often his discussions are quite full and illuminating. Due to the date the work cannot be current in discussing scholarly contributions, but it does carry quite a weight of explaining the verses up to its day.
Galatians : Pentecostal commentary by Fee, Gordon D
Practical illustrations : Galatians-Colossians - Illustrations by Scripture on page 147 and after that a topical list
Galatians by Guthrie, Donald
Galatians : a call to Christian liberty by Vos, Howard Frederic,
Cyril Barber - Vos, Howard E Galatians: A Call to Christian Liberty. Everyman's Bible Commentary. Chicago: Moody Press, 1971. Emphasizing the need for biblical "freedom," the writer expounds Paul's teaching in an understandable manner
The letters to the Galatians and Ephesians - William Barclay
Galatians : letter of liberation, Bible study guide by Swindoll, Charles R
Explorations in exegetical method : Galatians as a test case by Silva, Moisés
Ephesians and Colossians in the Greek New Testament for the English reader by Wuest, Kenneth Samuel, - good word studies
Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians by Lane, William L - Only 98 pages.
Galatians by Dana Gould - Shepherd's Notes.
Commentary on the epistle to the Galatians : and homilies on the epistle to the Ephesians, of S. John Chrysostom ...
A historical commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians by Ramsay, William Mitchell
The great adventure : the first days of the church : studies in Acts, James, Galatians, and Romans by Richards, Larry,
Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon by Patzia, Arthur G (New International Biblical Commentary)
Commentary on the Epistles to the Ephesians and the Colossians : the English text with introduction, exposition and notes - F F Bruce, E K Simpson
Cyril Barber - Colossians was the first Pauline epistle on which Bruce wrote a commentary. Now, thirty years later, he has rewritten this work and added to it entirely new studies on Philemon and Ephesians. He believes that Ephesians follows Colossians in thought and that Philemon, with its close association to Colossians, is appropriately included in this group of Paul's writings. Provocative
Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon by Martin, Ralph P (Interpretation A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching - not my favorite series of commentaries)
The Flesh and the Spirit - An Examination of Galatians 5:19-23 - William Barclay
Note: This is not the more widely known series Daily Bible Studies, but is in essence a detailed word study of each of the words in the works of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit. While some of these word studies are in his Daily Bible Studies series, this work is more complete. To quote Barclay "I have dealt with certain of these words in previous book which I have written on words, but the treatment here is new and very much fuller." One final word is a note of caution for while William Barclay often has very insightful Greek word studies, the Berean-like reader (Acts 17:11+) needs to be aware that he does hold some very unorthodox beliefs. See on site comments and also article on The Enigmatic William Barclay
Galatians by Cousar, Charles B
Cyril Barber - Of particular value to preachers, this section-by-section commentary is important for its exegetical insights. The hermeneutical approach and literary-historical details need to be read with caution
Jesus, Paul, and the law : studies in Mark and Galatians by Dunn, James D. G.
Discovering II corinthias / galatians by Lloyd J. Ogilvie, David A. Hubbard, Charles L
Homilies on Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Titus, and Philemon by John Chrysostom,
Exploring God's word : Bible guide to Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians by Guthrie, Donald
Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians - Ancient Christian Commentaries (early church fathers comments)
A NavPress Bible study on the books of Galatians by Navigators
Galatians by Robert Govett
Cyril Barber - First published in 1872. This work provides a verse-by-verse study of this important epistle. Insightful and enlightening. Recommended. 2
An exposition of Galatians by Brown, John, 1784-1858
Cyril Barber- A refreshing treatment of Paul's letter that has been called the Charter of Christian Liberty. By all means buy it. First published in 1853. A thorough, comprehensive exposition. Explains Paul’s concern for the converts in Galatia and desire to see them established in the faith. Notes at the end of the book clarify issues not treated extensively in the text. Recommended.
The Epistles of St. Paul to the Thessalonians, Galatians, Romans, with critical notes and dissertations by Jowett, Benjamin,
The Epistle to the Galatians by Findlay, George G. (George Gillanders),
Saint Paul's Epistle to the Galatians by Lightfoot, Joseph Barber,
Commentaries on the Epistles of Paul to the Galatians and Ephesians by Calvin, Jean,
Note: The first 4 resources have no time restriction and allow copy and paste function:
(1) KJV Bible Commentary - Hindson, Edward E; Kroll, Woodrow Michael. Over 3000 pages of the entire OT/NT. Well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective. Pre-millennial. User reviews - it generally gets 4/5 stars from users. - 372 ratings
Very well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective user reviews
The King James Version Bible Commentary is a complete verse-by-verse commentary. It is comprehensive in scope, reliable in scholarship, and easy to use. Its authors are leading evangelical theologians who provide practical truths and biblical principles. Any Bible student will gain new insights through this one-volume commentary based on the timeless King James Version of the Bible.
(2) The King James Study Bible Second Edition 2240 pages (2013) (Thomas Nelson) General Editor - Edward Hindson with multiple contributing editors. . 3,194 ratings. Pre-millennial. See introduction on How to Use this Study Bible.
(3) NKJV Study Bible: New King James Version Study Bible (formerly "The Nelson Study Bible - NKJV") by Earl D Radmacher; Ronald Barclay Allen; Wayne H House. 2345 pages. (1997, 2007). Very helpful notes. Conservative. Pre-millennial. 917 ratings
(4) The Wycliffe Bible Commentary - only the New Testament (for OT see below to borrow) - 1126 pages. (1971) Everett F Harrison - Editor of New Testament. Uses the KJV. Strictly speaking not a study Bible, but short notes are similar. KJV text in left column, commentary notes in right column. The comments are generally verse by verse, short, conservative and to the point. Pre-millennial.
Galatians in Wycliffe Bible Commentary, ed. C. F. Pfeiffer and E. F. Harrison. Chicago: Moody, 1962. James Rosscup - The author, a famous New Testament scholar at Fuller Theological Seminary for many years and a leading evangelical in his field, offers a concise, well-pondered work explaining many issues satisfactorily. His thoughts are carefully weighed, and he often provides good though brief reasons for views.
Quote from Henry Alford (1810-1871 - not a dispensationalist!) on Revelation 20 - "It will have been long ago anticipated by the readers of this Commentary, that I cannot consent to distort words from their plain sense and chronological place in the prophecy, on account of any considerations of difficulty, or any risk of abuses which the doctrine of the millennium may bring with it. Those who lived next to the Apostles, and the whole Church for 300 years, understood them in the plain literal sense: and it is a strange sight in these days to see expositors who are among the first in reverence of antiquity, complacently casting aside the most cogent instance of consensus which primitive antiquity presents. As regards the text itself, no legitimate treatment of it will extort what is known as the spiritual interpretation now in fashion.”
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery - free for use online with no restrictions (i.e., you do not need to borrow this book). Editors Leland Ryken, J C Wilhoit, Tremper Longman III - This is a potential treasure chest to aid your preaching and teaching as it analyzes the meaning of a host of Biblical figures of speech. Clue - use the "One-page view" which then allows you to copy and paste text. One downside is there is no index, so you need to search 3291 pages for entries which are alphabetical.
Zondervan NIV Study Bible - (2011) 2570 pages - Use this one if available as it has more notes than edition below. One hour limit
NIV Study Bible by Barker, Kenneth L; Burdick, Donald W (1995) 2250 pages. This is the first edition. This resource has been fully revised in 2020. One hour limit
Believer's Bible Commentary - OT and NT - MacDonald, William (1995) 2480 pages. Conservative. Literal. Often has very insightful comments. John MacArthur, says "Concise yet comprehensive - the most complete single-volume commentary I have seen." Warren Wiersbe adds "For the student who is serious about seeing Christ in the Word." One hour limit.
Rosscup - This work, originally issued in 1983, is conservative and premillennial, written to help teachers, preachers and people in every walk of life with different views, explanation and application. The 2-column format runs verse by verse for the most part, usually in a helpfully knowledgeable manner, and there are several special sections such as “Prayer” in Acts and “Legalism” in Galatians. The premillennial view is evident on Acts 1:6, 3:20, Romans 11:26, Galatians 6:16, Revelation 20, etc.
HCSB Study Bible : Holman Christian Standard Bible - General Editor Jeremy Royal Howard (2010) 2360 pages. Conservative. Good notes. Include Holmans excellent maps. One hour limit
Life Application Study Bible: Old Testament and New Testament: New Living Translation. Has some very helpful notes especially with application of texts. 4,445 ratings One hour limit
The MacArthur Study Bible - John MacArthur. Brief but well done notes for conservative, literal perspective. 1,275 ratings
ESV Study Bible - Excellent resource but not always literal in eschatology and the nation of Israel 6,004 ratings
The David Jeremiah Study Bible - (2013) 2208 pages. 2,272 ratings Logos.com - "Drawing on more than 40 years of study, Dr. David Jeremiah has compiled a legacy resource that will make an eternal impact on generations to come. 8,000 study notes. Hundreds of enriching word studies"50+ Essentials of the Christian Faith" articles."
Wycliffe Bible Commentary - Charles Pfeiffer - 1560 pages (1962). 214 ratings Less detailed than the KJV Bible Commentary. Conservative. Notes are generally verse by verse but brief.
Rosscup - Conservative and premillennial scholars here have been experts in their fields. The work contains brief introductions and attempts to give a verse-by-verse exposition, though it does skip over some verses. The treatments vary with the authors, but as a whole it is a fine one-volume commentary for pastors and students to use or give to a layman. Outstanding sections include, for example: Whitcomb on Ezra-Nehemiah-Esther; Culver on Daniel; Ladd on Acts; Harrison on Galatians; Johnson on I Corinthians; and Ryrie on the Johannine Epistles.
The Defender's Study Bible : King James Version by Morris, Henry M. Excellent notes by well known creationist. 45 ratings
New Bible Commentary - (1994) See user reviews
Compact Bible commentary by Radmacher, Earl D; Allen, Ronald Barclay; House, H Wayne, et al - 954 pages. 424 ratings Multiple contributors to the comments which are often verse by verse. The comments are brief but meaty and can really help your study through a given book. A sleeper in my opinion.
The Experiencing God Study Bible: the Bible for knowing and doing the will of God - Blackaby, Henry (1996) 1968 pages - CHECK THIS ONE! Each chapter begins with several questions under the title "PREPARE TO MEET GOD." Then you will interesting symbols before many of the passages. The chapter ends with a "DID YOU NOTICE?" question. This might make a "dry chapter" jump off the page! Read some of the 48 ratings
NLT Study Bible (Illustration Version)
Disciple's Study Bible: New international version 54 ratings Not that helpful for verse by verse study. Focuses on application of Christian doctrines. 10,000 annotations; doctrinal summaries, "Life Helps" section relate doctrine to everyday discipleship.
The Living Insights Study Bible : New International Version - Charles Swindoll. Notes are good but somewhat sparse and not verse by verse.
The Apologetics Study Bible Understand Why You Believe by Norman Geisler
NIV Archaeological Study Bible (2005) 2360 pages 950 ratings (See also Archaeology and the Bible - OT and NT)
"Readers who desire a more intimate knowledge of the historical context of the Bible will appreciate the NIV Archaeological Study Bible. Full of informative articles and full-color photographs of places and objects from biblical times, this Bible examines the archaeological record surrounding God’s Word and brings the biblical world to life. Readers’ personal studies will be enriched as they become more informed about the empires, places, and peoples of the ancient world. Features include: • Four-color interior throughout • Bottom-of-page study notes exploring passages that speak on archaeological and cultural facts • Articles (520) covering five main categories: Archaeological Sites, Cultural and Historical Notes, Ancient Peoples and Lands, the Reliability of the Bible, and Ancient Texts and Artifacts • Approximately 500 4-color photographs interspersed throughout • Detailed book introductions that provide basic, at-a-glance information • Detailed charts on pertinent topics • In-text color maps that assist the reader in placing the action "
NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture Keener, Craig and Walton, John. Editors (2017)
The Holman Illustrated Study Bible 120 ratings Includes the excellent Holman maps but otherwise of little help in serious study.
Zondervan King James Version Commentary - New Testament
NIV Celebrate Recovery Study Bible
Daily Study Bible for Women : New Living Translation
The Woman's Study Bible : the New King James Version
The Study Bible for Women : Holman Christian Standard Bible
Daily Study Bible for Men : New Living Translation
NIV Topical Study Bible : New International Version
Ryrie Study Bible - Charles Ryrie (1978) 2142 pages. Conservative. 216 ratings
Ryrie Study Bible Expanded Edition (1994) 2232 pages
The Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible : New American standard study by Strong, James, 1822-1894; Zodhiates, Spiros
The New Inductive Study Bible : updated New American Standard Bible - Introductions of each book give suggestions how to perform an inductive study on that specific book. Not strictly speaking a "study Bible" with notes but a Bible to help you study inductively. Has wide margins for making notes. This is one that works best in "paper," not digitally.
With the Word - Devotional Commentary - Warren Wiersbe - 428 ratings
Evangelical Commentary on the Bible - Judges by Andrew Boling (20 pages); editor Walter Elwell (1989) 1239 pages. User reviews. (See also Boling's 380 page commentary on Judges the Anchor Bible Series)
Halley's Bible Handbook Henry H. Halley - (2000) 2720 pages (much larger than original edition in 1965 and no time limit on use). (Halley's Bible handbook : an abbreviated Bible commentary - one hour limit 1965 872 pages)
Rosscup - A much-used older evangelical handbook bringing together a brief commentary on Bible books, some key archaeological findings, historical background, maps, quotes, etc. It is helpful to a lay Bible teacher, Sunday School leader, or pastor looking for quick, pertinent information on a Bible book. This is the 72nd printing somewhat revised. Halley packed in much information. Unger’s is better overall, but that is not to say that Halley’s will not provide much help on basic information.
The Shaw Pocket Bible Handbook - Editor - Walter Elwell (1984) 408 pages.
"This hardback is small in size but packed full of content: Brief summaries of every book of the bible, cultural, archaeological and historical info, word definitions, pictures, maps and charts." Worth checking!
ON SITE COMMENTARY
- Galatians 1:1 Commentary
- Galatians 1:2 Commentary
- Galatians 1:3 Commentary
- Galatians 1:4 Commentary
- Galatians 1:5 Commentary
- Galatians 1:6 Commentary
- Galatians 1:7 Commentary
- Galatians 1:8 Commentary
- Galatians 1:9 Commentary
- Galatians 1:10 Commentary
- Galatians 1:11 Commentary
- Galatians 1:12 Commentary
- Galatians 1:13 Commentary
- Galatians 1:14 Commentary
- Galatians 1:15 Commentary
- Galatians 1:16 Commentary
- Galatians 1:17 Commentary
- Galatians 1:18 Commentary
- Galatians 1:19 Commentary
- Galatians 1:20 Commentary
- Galatians 1:21 Commentary
- Galatians 1:22 Commentary
- Galatians 1:23 Commentary
- Galatians 1:24 Commentary
- Galatians 1 Commentary
- Galatians 1 Commentary - less Greek
- Galatians 1:1-5 A Greeting With An Edge
- Galatians 1:3-5 Communion Reflections
- Galatians 1:6-10 And Now For Something Completely Different...!
- Galatians 1:11-24 A Gospel Not According to Man
- Galatians - You Were Running Well - Practical Study with Questions - this is the main page and has Don's 12 audio lectures.
- Galatians Study Guide - Study 1-12 - 36 page guide with questions on each of the 12 studies
- Galatians 1-6 Bible Text Marked Up with color coding - interesting
- Galatians Study 1 Galatians 1:1-9 -
- Galatians Study 2 Galatians 1:10-24
- Galatians – Study 1 - 58:27 Galatians 1:1-9 - Mp3 that goes with above Study 1 Click for the Mp3 audios
- Galatians – Study 2 - 1:00:46 Galatians 1:10-24 - Mp3 that goes with above Study 2 Click for the Mp3 audios
- Galatians Study Notes 1 Galatians 1:1-9 ~150 pages - multiple quotes, illustrations, etc
- Galatians Study Notes 2 Galatians 1:10-24 ~150 pages - multiple quotes, illustrations, etc
MICHAEL ANDRUS -- Recommended. Pithy and Practical. Transcripts about 9 pages. Audio available.
- Galatians 1:1-1:5 Charter of Christian Liberty
- Galatians 1:6-12 Don't Mess with the Message!
- Galatians 1:11-2:10 Don't Mess with the Messenger
BENJAMIN W. BACON
- Galatians 1:1 Commentary - Just Who's In Charge?
- Galatians 1:3-5 Commentary - The Gospel of Grace
- Galatians 1:6-8 Commentary - The Tragedy of Deception
- Galatians 1:10-24 Commentary - Paul in Defense of Paul
TONY BARTOLUCCI - lengthy study notes from ongoing series (e.g., 60 pages on Gal 2:1-10).
- Galatians 1:1-5
- Galatians 1:6-9
- Galatians 1:10
- Galatians 1:11-12
- Galatians 1:13-17
- Galatians 1:18-24
- Sermon notes are different than study notes - click for sermon notes
D Edmond Hiebert - Beet, Joseph Agar, A Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians. 1885. London: Hodder and Stoughton (5th Ed., n.d.). A verse-by-verse interpretation by a Wesleyan theologian of the past century. Provides doctrinal summaries as a contribution toward systematic theology. Holds to the North-Galatian theory and thinks the "Lord's brothers" were the sons of Joseph by a former marriage. Concludes with special studies relating Galatians to Acts, Romans, James, and I John.
- Galatians 1 The Gospel of Grace (or here)
- Galatians 1 Commentary
- Galatians 1 Commentary - less Greek
Note: Each link below opens to a page with multiple sermon links to individual verses (taken from Biblical Illustrator but divided by chapter and verse - click chap/verse to go to next listing) - Interesting concept.
JAMES ROBINSON BOISE (1885)
- Notes Critical and Explanatory on Paul's Epistle to the Galatians for the Use of Students and Pastors
- Galatians 1:11-2:21 Biographical Argument: An Independent Revelation
- Galatians 1:11-17 Independent of Human Teaching
- Galatians 1:18-24 Independent of Judean Churches
Cyril Barber - A refreshing treatment of Paul's letter that has been called the Charter of Christian Liberty. By all means buy it.....First published in 1853. A thorough, comprehensive exposition. Explains Paul’s concern for the converts in Galatia and desire to see them established in the faith. Notes at the end of the book clarify issues not treated extensively in the text. Recommended.
- Galatians 1:1-5 Inscription of the Epistle
- Galatians 1:6-10 Introduction to the Epistle
- Galatians 1:11-2:21 The Apostle's Historical Defence of Himself and His Office
ERNEST DE WITT BURTON
Rosscup - This is one of the most detailed critical works available and is very helpful in the Greek text, though liberal. Many regard it as the best technical commentary on the book, others say Betz.
- See E H Perowne below
- Galatians 1:1-3
- Galatians 1:4-9
- Galatians 1:10-17
- Galatians 1:18-24
- Galatians 1:1-5
- Galatians 1:6-10
- Galatians 1:11-17
- Galatians 1:18-2:2
- Homilies on Galatians - one homily for each chapter - click to go to next chapter
- Galatians 1: A Christian Manifesto
- Galatians 1:1-5 The Letter to the Galatians
- Galatians 1:1-24 The Faith He Once Destroyed - 1972
- Galatians 1:6-9 The Only Gospel
- Galatians 1:13-24 The Faith He Once Destroyed -1956
- Acts 15:1-31 The Gospel Under Siege: Christianity Confronts a Cult
- Acts 15:1-31 The Characteristics of a Cult
- Acts 15:1-31 Cults, Christianity, and Culture
- Galatians 1:1-9 Giving Up the Gospel
- Galatians 1:10-2:10 Was Paul a Man-Pleaser?
WILLIAM J DUMBRELL
JAMES DRUMMOND (1893)
- Galatians 1 Commentary - detailed analysis
JOHN EDMUNDS (1874)
CYRIL W. EMMET
A Commentary of independence and ripe scholarship. . . . the argument in favor of an early date for the Epistle, a date preceding the Apostolic Council of Acts xv, is given in fullness and with astonishing force of conviction. For that great argument alone the book is worth buying.—Expository Times
EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS
- Galatians 1:1-10 The Address
- Galatians 1:1-10 The Salutation
- Galatians 1:1-10 The Anathema
- Galatians 1:11-14 Paul's Gospel Revealed by Christ
- Galatians 1:15-17 Paul's Divine Commission
- Galatians 1:18-24 Paul and the Primitive Church
GENE GETZ - short videos on principles
- Galatians 1:1-9; God's Free Gift: When presenting the gospel message, we must make sure we clearly explain that salvation is God's free gift. Video
- Galatians 1:10-2:10; Messages from God: If we think God has spoken to us directly, we must always verify our experiences by consulting the Scriptures and other mature Christian leaders. Video
J MORGAN GIBBON
JOHN H. GODWIN (1871)
- Sermons on Galatians- most are mp3's
F W GRANT
GEORGE JOHN GWYNNE
J A HALDANE
J. L. HARRIS (1873)
- Galatians That He Might Deliver Us
- Galatians 1:6-8 The Gospel versus "Another Gospel"
- Galatians 1:11, 12, 2:2 A Revelation versus a Reasoning
JAMES HASTINGS (Note: These are in depth!)
DAVID HOCKING - Outline Format
- Holman Christian Standard Bible -Study Bible (HCSB Study Bible)
- Galatians 1:1-5 Introduction of Paul’s Gospel Message
- Galatians 1:6-10 Paul’s Rebuke of the Galatian Heresy
- Galatians 1:11-2:21 Paul’s Vindication of his Gospel Ministry
- Galatians 1:1-10; Galatians 1:6-10: Galatians 1:11-17- Sermons
- Galatians 1:18-20: Galatians 1:21-24-Sermons
INTERNATIONAL CRITICAL COMMENTARY - ERNEST DE WITT BURTON (1921)
INTERVARSITY PRESS COMMENTARY on Galatians - G Walter Hansen
- Galatians 1 Commentary
- Galatians 1 Commentary - unabridged version
- Galatians 1:1-5 The Great Emancipation
- Galatians 1:6-10 No Other Gospel
- Galatians 1:11-24 Paul, His Gospel and Thomas Jefferson
- Galatians - Introduction to Galatians - Part 1; Introduction - Part 2
- Galatians 1:1-5 Paul's Apostleship and Christ's Atonement for God's Glory
- Galatians 1:6-12 How To Destroy the Gospel
- Galatians 1:13-2:10 The Chronology of Paul's Apostleship
- Galatians - Introduction
- Galatians 1:1-5 The Charter of Freedom
- Galatians 1:6-9 Devoted to Destruction
- Galatians 1:10-15 Apostolic Credentials, Part 1
- Galatians 1:16-24 Apostolic Credentials, Part 2
JAMES MACGREGOR (1881)
W DOUGLAS MACKENZIE
- Galatians Commentary -thesis
- Galatians - Faith + 0 = Salvation - short article
- Galatians 1
- F. F. Bruce, "Galatian Problems. 1. Autobiographical Data," Bulletin of the John Rylands Library Manchester 51.2 (Spring 1969): 292-309.
- F. F. Bruce, "Galatian Problems. 2. North or South Galatians?" Bulletin of the John Rylands Library Manchester 52.2 (Spring 1970): 243-266.
- F. F. Bruce, "Galatian Problems. 3. The ‘Other’ Gospel," Bulletin of the John Rylands Library Manchester 53.2 (Spring 1971): 253-271.
- F. F. Bruce, "Galatian Problems. 4. The Date of the Epistle," Bulletin of the John Rylands Library Manchester 54.2 (Spring 1972): 250-267.
- F. F. Bruce, "Galatian Problems. 5. Galatians and Christian Origins," Bulletin of the John Rylands Library Manchester 55.2 (Spring 1973): 264-284.
- F. F. Bruce, "The Curse of the Law," M.D. Hooker & S. G. Wilson, eds., Paul and Paulinism. Essays in Honour of C. K. Barrett. London: SPCK. Hbk. ISBN: 028103835X. pp.27-36.
- Galatians 1:2 churches of Galatia
- Galatians 1:4 gave himself present evil world
- Galatians 1:6 another gospel
- Galatians 1:7 not another
- Galatians 1:8 angel from heaven accursed
- Galatians 1:11 gospel
- Galatians 1:12 revelation
- Galatians 1:15 from my mother’s womb
- Galatians 1:18 after three years
- Galatians 1:19 James the Lord’s brother
- Galatians 1:1-5 A Gospel Crisis
- Galatians 1:6-10 When 'A Gospel' Is Not 'The' Gospel
- Galatians 1:11-17 The Revelation of Jesus Christ
- Galatians 1:18-24 A New Creature
W. A. O'CONNOR (1876)
- Galatians 1:6 Scammed By Spam
- Galatians 1:6 A Different Gospel
- Galatians 1:11-24 Religion or Relationship?
- Galatians 1:5: To Deliver Us From the Present Evil Age
- Galatians 1:6-10: When Not to Believe an Angel
- Galatians 1:11-24: This Is Not Man's Gospel
- Outline (doc)
- Galatians 1:1-5 (doc)
- Galatians 1:6-9 (doc)
- Galatians 1:10 (doc)
- Galatians 1:1-5 (doc)
- Galatians 1:11-17 (doc)
- Galatians 1:18-2:10(doc)
- Galatians 1 Commentary
- Galatians 1 Commentary & Homilies Gal 1:1-5, 6-9, 10-12, 13-14,15-19,20-24
- Galatians 1 Germ Notes
ARTHUR PRIDHAM (1872)
- Galatians 1:1-10 Only One Gospel: Why We Preach an Unpopular Doctrine
- Galatians 1:6-10 What is the Gospel and Why Does It Matter-
- Galatians 1:11-24 How Terrorist Became Evangelist...Paul’s Conversion
- Gal 1:1
- Gal 1:3
- Gal 1:6
- Gal 1:7
- Gal 1:8–9
- Gal 1:9
- Gal 1:10
- Gal 1:11
- Gal 1:12
- Gal 1:13
- Gal 1:14
- Gal 1:15
- Gal 1:16
- Gal 1:17
- Gal 1:18
- Gal 1:19
- Gal 1:21
- Gal 1:22
- Galatians 1:1 Galatians 1:2 Galatians 1:3 Galatians 1:4 Galatians 1:5
- Galatians 1:5b Galatians 1:6 Galatians 1:6b Galatians 1:7 Galatians 1:8
- Galatians 1:9 Galatians 1:10 Galatians 1:10b Galatians 1:10c Galatians 1:11
- Galatians 1:12 Galatians 1:13 Galatians 1:14 Galatians 1:15 Galatians 1:16
- Galatians 1:17 Galatians 1:18 Galatians 1:19-20 Galatians 1:21
- Galatians 1:22 Galatians 1:23-24
A W ROBINSON
PHILIP GRAHAM RYKEN - from his excellent commentary
- Galatians 1:1-5 Recovering Pharisee - part of chapter 1 in the Reformed Expository Commentary
- Galatians 1:1 Never Give Away Freedom
- Galatians 1:6 Grace Or Performance?
- Galatians 1:6 Let Them Be Accursed
- Galatians 1:10 The Power Of A Testimony
RAYMOND SAXE - sermon series
- Galatians 1:5( doc, pdf)
- Galatians 1:6-10( doc, pdf)
- Galatians 1:10-14( doc, pdf)
- Galatians 1:15-24( doc, pdf)
- Galatians 1:1-5 (pdf)
- Galatians 1:6-10 (pdf)
- Galatians 1:6-9 (pdf)
- Galatians 1:5 (pdf)
- Galatians 1:10-14 (pdf)
- Galatians 1:15-24 (pdf)
PHILIP SCHAFF (1881) The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians
SERMON BIBLE COMMENTARY
SERMON CENTRAL - over 400 sermons but of variable quality. Be an Acts 17:11 Berean.
- Galatians sermons - almost 15,000 sermons
- Galatians 1:4 The Great Object of Christ's Coming
- Galatians 1:8,9 The Importance of the Doctrine of Justification by Faith Alone
- Galatians 1:10 Men-Pleasers Reproved
- Galatians 1:15, 16 Conversion and Its Effects
- Galatians 1:23, 24 God Glorified in His People
- Galatians 1:3 - Grace and Peace
- Galatians 1-2 - Thru the Bible Series
- Galatians 1 - Commentary
JAMES SMITH - Handfuls of Purpose
- Galatians 1:16 Sermon Notes: A Conference To Be Avoided
- Galatians 1 Exposition ( Another source - Galatians 1)
- Galatians 1:4-5: The Object of Christ's Death
- Galatians 1:11: Our Manifesto
- Galatians 1:15: It Pleased God
- Galatians 1:15,16 Prevenient Grace (Preceding Grace)
- Galatians 1:16 God-Guided Men
- Galatians 1:16: A Conference To Be Avoided
GEORGE B. STEVENS
- Galatians 1:1-5 Opening Salutations
- Galatians 1:6-10 Deserters of the Gospel
- Galatians 1:11-24 The Source of the Gospel
DREW WORTHEN - Sermons on Galatians
- Galatians Introduction - "Why was this Letter Written?"
- Galatians 1:1-5 - "The Grace and Peace of God"
- Galatians 1:6-9 - "The True Gospel has No Ifs, Ands, or Buts"
- Galatians 1:10-17 - "Man Pleasers or God Pleasers?"
- Galatians 1:13-17 - "God's Gracious Plan"
- Galatians 1:18-24 - "A Changed Life"
- Galatians Commentary - Verse by Verse - 97 pages
- Galatians 1:1-5: Spiritual Dynamite
- Galatians 1:1-5 Rescue From An Evil Age
- Galatians 1:6-10: Desertion, Distortion, Damnation
- Galatians 1:1-10 Pleasing People Or Pleasing God?
- Galatians 1:11-24 The Unexpected Apostle
- Galatians 1:11-17: Nothing But the Truth
- Galatians 1:15-2:2: The Odyssey of an Apostle