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Liberated from Legalism - p8 [6-13-21]


Listen to Galatians 2:11:

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.

Now that is out-in-the-open conflict going on right there. Here are seven stages of that conflict:

  1. Peter went to Antioch and shared a meal with Gentile Christians.

  2. Allies of James came to Antioch.

  3. Peter feared this group. {As verse 12 reports, he drew back and feared this group.}

  4. His fear caused him to beat a hasty retreat and separate himself from the Gentile Christians.

  5. The rest of the Jews, and even Barnabas, Paul's ministry partner, joined in the retreat.

  6. Peter placed himself in a condemnable position.

  7. Therefore, Paul rebuked him to his face.


So, we're going to look at two important issues raised by this chain of events. How did Peter get so far off-track