The earliest of N.T. letters, in it Paul argues for the freedom of the gospel over and against religiosity. A young church Paul had planted falls under the persecution of Judaizers who ascribe to the Jesus PLUS program. We still fight this same battle as the freedom of the gospel is attacked by legalists and moralists who make their 'traditions" a pre-requisite for righteousness. Paul rightly argues, we are saved by faith in Jesus' righteousness alone. We bring nothing to the table. We are more wicked than we will ever admit and more loved than we could possibly imagine (notes: the audio is low quality).