This is part one of an introduction given for Paul's Letter to the Galatians. The overall theme of the letter is "Justification by Faith". It contains the defense, definition, and demands of the Gospel. While the text indicates that Jesus gave Himself for our sins, it also tells us His purpose in doing so: to deliver us from this present evil age. This is the will of the Father and the work of the Son. A work that is vicarious, voluntary, and victorious!