Getting Started: Did you share in a Thanksgiving meal? If you were asked for two things you are thankful for, what would you say and why?
Digging In: Read Galatians 6:1-10
Would you ever talk to a person about sin in their life? What would be terrifying about that conversation?
What is the...
Introduction: Do you remember playing Follow the Leader when you were younger? What did you like or dislike about the game? Was it hard for you to follow someone else? Why or why not?
Read Galatians 5:16-26:
Galatians 5:7-18 - The desires of the flesh are "in conflict" with the Spirit. Why...
Introduction: As a teenager, do you remember longing to move out so you wouldn't have to follow your parents' rules? In retrospect, how were your desires naïve?
Read Galatians 5:1-15
In the book of Galatians, from what bondage has Christ set us free?
In Galatians 5:1, what do you think...
Read Galatians 3:26-4:31: Notice the times Paul contrasts being a slave or free.
How would your life be different if you were born into slavery and to parents who were slaves? Try to describe a day in your life?
What might it feel like to be born into slavery but then become an adopted son...
Introduction: Have you ever been scammed? What happened?
Read Galatians 3:1-29. Read it again.
Paul claimed that Gentile converts were scammed into believing they needed to keep the Jewish law in addition to having faith in Christ. What kind of “direct” language does Paul use?...
Read Galatians 2:11-21. In your own words, what was the reason that Paul felt the need to "oppose" Peter to his face? How would you have felt if you witnessed this confrontation?
Why would Peter be afraid of the circumcision group? (Verse 12) Have you ever been afraid to...
Introduction: What is your favorite way to keep up on what’s happening in the world?
Read Galatians 1:11-2:10
How do you judge if something or someone is credible? How do you discern fact from opinion? Paul had impressive credentials. What in his background lends credibility to his...
Introduction: What is the last letter you remember sending by snail mail other than formal announcements, invitations, and greeting cards?
Read Galatians 1:1-10
What were the challenges of sending a letter in Paul's day?
Why do you think Paul identifies himself as "an apostle sent by God"...