Galations

Galations

Dealing with Circumcision

Lesson 01 – Introduction – Galatians 1:1-9

Theme of the Book: Paul’s explanation as to why circumcision and the keeping of the Law of Moses is a different gospel than the one he was commission by Jesus to preach to the Gentiles.

The Goal of this Lesson: To look at the introduction to the book and the problem as stated by Paul.

1. Explain from where Paul got his commission to be an apostle.

2. What did Jesus do for this “present evil age”?

3. What had the Galatians done that caused Paul to be so amazed?

4. If the gospel of Christ is “distorted,” is it a “different gospel?

5. Why can there be only one gospel?

6. Based upon verses 8 and 9, what will happen to “an angel from heaven” if it preaches a “different gospel”?

7. What point is being made by Paul with his very bold statements in verses 8 and 9?

8. How can we know the gospel Paul preached and the Galatians received?

9. Why would Paul be so upset with these brethren?

Thought Question: (for the next lesson, Galatians 1:10-2:14)

What are the arguments presented by Paul to prove that he is an apostle of Jesus Christ?

 

Dealing with Circumcision

Lesson 02 – Paul’s Qualifications as an Apostle – Galatians 1:10-2:21

Theme of the Book: Paul’s explanation as to why circumcision and the keeping of the Law of Moses is a different gospel than the one he was commission by Jesus to preach to the Gentiles.

The Goal of this Lesson: To examine the reasons why he was qualified to be an apostle.

1. After consulting the activities of Paul in Acts, how do they compare to the activities Paul mentions in Galatians?

2. Whose “favor” was Paul seeking, men or God’s?

3. How did Paul receive the “gospel which was preached” by him?

4. What did Paul do in his “former manner of life in Judaism”?

5. Why would “the churches of Judea which were in Christ” not be able to recognize Paul?

6. List the different things which were accomplished by Paul taking Barnabas and Titus to Jerusalem.

7. What endorsement did “James, Cephas and John” give to Paul and Barnabas?

8. What action did Cephas (Peter) commit which prompted Paul to “oppose him to his face”?

9. How is a person “justified by faith in Christ”?

10. After Paul’s conversion to Christ, how did he “live in the flesh”?

Thought Question: (for the next lesson, Galatians 3:1-22)

What does it mean for God to count Abraham as righteous because “Abraham believed God”?

 

Dealing with Circumcision

Lesson 03 – Arguing From Old Testament Scriptures – Galatians 3:1-14

Theme of the Book: Paul’s explanation as to why circumcision and the keeping of the Law of Moses is a different gospel than the one he was commission by Jesus to preach to the Gentiles.

The Goal of this Lesson: To examine Paul’s use of Old Testament Scriptures as he makes his arguments to the Galatians.

1. What point is Paul making by calling the Galatians “foolish Galatians”?

2. Based upon this chapter, how does one receive the Spirit?

3. What does Paul mean when he uses the phrase, “hearing with faith”?

4. Upon what basis did God reckon Abraham as righteous?

5. Based upon 3:7, upon what basis are people “sons of Abraham”?

6. What gospel did God preach to Abraham?

7. What does it mean “the righteous man shall live by faith” (cf. 3:11)?

8. In the Old Testament, how did a righteous man live by faith?

9. How did Christ “redeem” mankind from the “curse of the Law”?

10. How would being in Christ Jesus bring the blessing of Abraham to the Gentiles?

Thought Question: (for the next lesson, Galatians 3:15-29)

Why was the Law of Moses given?