If you read only one book of the Bible this year, make it the book of Galatians. Contained therein is the Apostle Paul’s admonishment of the church in what is now Turkey because of their errors in presenting a gospel that is not consistent with the message of Jesus Christ.
The people of the church were concerned because many believed that in order to become a Christian you first must become a Jew and follow all of their laws. Yet with amazing brevity Paul lays out the whole of Biblical history, God’s laws, and God’s ultimate plan for salvation in a way that makes it exceedingly clear that it is not what we do, but it is the atoning work of Christ that accomplished that work for us.
Read the book, and then take time to listen to these fantastic episodes from White Horse Inn where they discuss the power of Paul’s discourse: