Susan says: Mar 7, 2006 - 8:14 There are several things in this chapter that I find interesting one is Paul’s description of the leadership structure in Jerusalem. Personally we have moved a lot geographically and therefore we have been apart of a lot of different churches, which believed they had a New Testament leadership structure. Of course these leadership structures were all different simply because there are many different models of leadership in the NT. Yet wherever we were the leadership structure was promoted as if there were only one model. In reality people were attracted to the leadership structure they preferred and called in NT leadership. Here in Galatians we find a very loose arrangement in the leadership v.2 “to those who seemed to be leaders” v.6 “who seemed to be important” v.9 “reputed to be pillars”. I think it says there is no one “right” way to do leadership. Any model can be good and likewise any model can be abused. Secondly I find it interesting that there are always people who v.4 “infiltrate our ranks to spy” some people are not in our fellowships to learn, to grow etc. Some are there because they want to give us a hard time. Sad but true and we need to be aware of it. Thirdly v.21 if we could be made right by doing good things than Christ died for nothing. Some reduce the need for Christ’s suffering by maintaining they are gaining something by their good works. How appalling! God made an enormous sacrifice in sending Jesus to live and die for us. How dare anyone discount it.