Galatians is Paul's attempt to build bridges and to unify people across partisan divides that had formed in the early Christian movement.
We sometimes forget about the ethnic and cultural divisions that existed in the early Christian church. A movement that had risen from fervent Jewish faith was now beginning to spread to Gentile people across the Mediterranean. In Galatians, Paul is speaking to one side of the divide. In this collection of sermons based on Paul's letter to the church at Galatia, pastor Tyler Tankersley reaches into this past to help us hear Paul's words for the divides we face in our lives today.
Each volume of the Preaching the Word series consists of a collection of sermons preached through a book or books of the Bible. As in other commentaries, the author analyzes and seeks to interpret each passage. But Preaching the Word also exists as a testament to the Word preached, a homiletical commentary unfolding within a community of faith. Thus, this series allows us to approach the letters and histories of the New Testament as the first recipients did: as hearers of God's Word.
Tyler Tankersley serves as Senior Pastor of Ardmore Baptist Church, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A native of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, he previously served as Pastor of First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. He was also the Director of the Create Program and Assistant to the Dean at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Southeast Missouri State University, and a Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas. Tyler and his wife, Jess, were married in 2008. They have three children, Henry, Owen, and Charlotte.