Wednesday, November 15, 2006

True Freedom--Galatians 5:25-6:18

Lesson 14

Read through these verses several times before you
answer the questions.

1. List everything that relates to attitude.

2. List everything that relates to action.

3. In your own words write down what walking by the
Spirit means to you.

4. How do the attitudes and actions of these verses relate
to walking by the Spirit?

5. How do you see Galatians 5:22-23 exercised in these verses?

6. What are the promises in verses 7-9 of chapter six?

7. What do we learn about walking by the Spirit in
Romans 8:3-13?

8. Is there anything in Galatians 5;17 that would give us
additional insight into walking by the Spirit?

9. Write down any new insights into walking by the Spirit.

Walking by the Spirit is walking in freedom.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

True Freedom--Galatians 5:13-24

Lesson 13

Read through these verses each day this week. Before
you start the assingment read Galatians 3:2 and 6:8.

1. a. In verse 5:13 what is the temptation in our freedom?

b. According to verse 5:16 what is the antidote for this temptation?

2. Read verses 13-24.

a. List everything you learn about the flesh.

b. List everything you learn about the Spirit.

3. According to verse 5:14 how is the Law fulfilled? How does this
compare to verse 5:22?

4. Verse 5:17 is in the present tense, which indicates a continous
ongoing action.

a. In light of this what is this verse telling us?

b. How does this relate to verses 13 and 16?

c. What truth can we take from this verse that can help us
with our struggle against the flesh?

5. Read verse 24 and think back to what we learned about crucifixion.

a. What does the fact that our flesh has been crucified have
to do with walking by the Spirit?

b. How does the knowledge that your flesh, with its passions
and desires, has been crucified help you in your struggle
against the flesh.

c. How does verse 24 and the last part of verse 21 complement
each other?

d. How would you use the truth of these two verses to examine
yourself as to whether you are in the faith?

Monday, November 13, 2006

True Freedom--Galatians 5:2-12

Lesson 12

Remember the flow of thought in the book.
1:1-2:14-True Freedom
2:15-3:24-True Justification
3:25-5:1-True Position
5:2-6:18-True Perfection

In 3:3 Paul brings up the issue, and in this last section
of the epistle he shows why we cannot be perfected by
what we do to our flesh or by what we do in/through
our flesh, but how we are perfected by walking by
the same Spirit by which we were begun.

1. a. According to Acts 15:1 what were the Judaizers doing?

b. According to Galatians 6:12 what were they doing?

c. In Galatians 5:2-3 what was Paul saying about circumcison?
benefit (opheleo)-assistance, profit, advantageous, useful

d. According to Galatians 6:13 what was the condition of
the Judaizers?

e. Compare Galatians 5:2-3 and 6:12-13 with Romans 2:23-27.
What do you see about circumcision and the Law?

2. a. Read Romans 2:28-29, Colossians 2:11, Ephesians 2:11,
Jeremiah 9:25-26; 4;4, Deuteronomy 10:16, 30:6.
List everything you learn about circumcision in these verses.

b. In your own words state what is true circumcision and when
it takes place.

c. From what you have learned about circumcision, why would
Paul make the statement he makes in Galatians 5:5?

3. severed (katargeo)-to null or void, to reduce to inactivity
fallen (ekpipto)- to fall out of, to leave the sphere of grace
In light of the definitions of the words and the context of the verse,
what is Paul saying in verse 5:4?

4. hindered--to impede one's course by cutting off his way
a. In verse 7 what has happened to the saints of Galatia?

b. In verse 8 who is not the source of this teaching?

c. How does verse 9 relate to verse 7?

d. So then what happens to a church or group of saints when
false teaching enters and is accepted?

Is there any false teaching or legalism that you are
adhering to that would hinder you and therefore
your church.

True Freedom--Galatians 5:1

Lesson 11

Read and meditate on this verse each day this week.
Ask the Lord to show you what this verse really means
in your life.

1. a. Read Luke 3:16-21. What was Christ's purpose?

b. Read John 8:31-36. What was Christ's promise?

c. Read Acts 13:32-39. What was Christ's provision?

2. Read Galatians 3:27 then Romans 6:3. What has
happened to us.

3. What happened to our old self according to Romans 6:6?

What is the end result for someone who has been crucified?

If you have died, are you not freed from what has held you
in bondage?

Think with me on this.....

THEREFORE CRUCIFIXION BRINGS FREEDOM!!

4. Read the following verses and fill in the blank.

Romans 6:4-7--I have been crucified with Christ, therefore
I have died to____________.

Galatians 2:19-20--I have been crucified with Christ, therefore
I have died to____________.

Galatians 5:24--I have been crucified with Christ, therefore
I have died to____________.

Galatians 6:14--I have been crucified with Christ, therefore
I have died to____________.

Therefore, since I have been crucified with Christ, I have
freedom from_________to these things in my life!

It was for freedom that Christ set you free, stand
firm in the truth!

Friday, November 10, 2006

True Freedom--Galatians 4:21-31

Lesson 10

As you read through these verses think back to
what you know about Isaac and Ishmael.

1. What is the allegory in these verses? What is contrasted
in this allegory?

2. What two covenants are being compared?

3. What do we learn about the births in this allegory?

4. How was Isaac born? Compare this to Galatians 3:17-18.
What did you see about the promise?

5. Think back on the last two lessons. Who are we descendents
of and with whom are we joint heirs?

6. Read Galatians 4:28, 31; 3:16,19,29. To whom was the promise
given? With whom does He share it?

7. In Galatians 3:13-14 what does Jesus do and what do we
receive as a result?

8. Read Jeremiah 31:21-33, Ezekiel 36:26-27. In Jeremiah
what was promised? In Ezekiel what was promised?

9. Read II Corinthians 1:20-22, Ephesians 1:13-14,
Hebrews 7:22; 8:6-13. Which covenant is better and why?

WHICH COVENANT IS YOUR POSITION IN? WHICH
COVENANT ARE YOU TRYING TO LIVE UNDER?

True Freedom--Galatians 3:26-4:20 Part 2

Lesson 9

This week meditate on I Corinthians 15:19 and 15:58. Think
on these verses in relation to these two lessons.

1. What does an heir receive? What must happen for him
to receive it?

2. a. According to last weeks lesson who are we sons of,
therefore, heirs of?

b. Read I Corinthians 5:17, John 1:1, 14. What happened
at Calvary?

3. Read Acts 20:32; 26:18. What is received and who
receives it?

4. Read Matthew 5:5; 25:34, Ephesians 5:5, Hebrews 1:14,
Colossians 1:12; 3:24, I Peter 1:3-4; 3:9, Psalm 16:5; 37:18.
What do these verses teach us about our inheritance?

5. a. Read Ephesians 1:13-14. What has God done for us in
regards to our inheritance.

b. Read Genesis 7:13-16. What does this tell you about
your God?

6. Read John 12:25-26; 14:2-3, Hebrews 11:8-16,
Revelation 21:1-7; 21:10-22:6. What is awaiting you?

REFLECT AGAIN ON I CORINTHIANS 15:19, 58.
WHAT A SURE AND CONFIDENT EXPECTATION
IS OURS IN THE LORD JESUS!!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

True Freedom--Galatians 3:26-4:20 Part 1

Lesson 8

Yes, I know there are a lot of verses, go ahead
and read them anyway. What are these verses
telling you about your relationship with God?

Redeem (exagordazo)-to buy out, to pay ransom, to
purchase a slave with a view to set him free.

1. According to Galatians 3:26, 4:5-7, and Romans 8:15,
what has God done and what is our new position
in salvation?

Read Ephesians 1:5. What does this tell you about
your position?

2. a. According to 3:13 and 4:5, what did God do to
accomplish this for us?

b. According to I Peter 1:18-19, what did God use to
pay the ransom?

3. Remember the end of last week's lesson and read
3:29 and 4:7. What are we as a result of our new
position?

4. According to 3:13 to whom were the promises made?

5. Read Romans 4:13 and Hebrews 1:2.

a. What did you learn about Abraham and Christ?

b. Who are we descendants of, and who are we sons of?

6. Now read Romans 8:14-17.

a. What is the progression of thought in these verses?

b. In Ephesians 3:4-6 what is the mystery of Christ
that is revealed?

7. In Titus 3:7 and James 2:5 what did you learn about
being heirs?

Monday, November 06, 2006

True Freedom--Galatians 3:10-29

Lesson7

Read these verses each day this week and
think about what Christ has done for you.

Redeem (exagorazo)--denotes to buy out,
pay a ransom, to purchase a slave with a
view to setting him free.

1. List everything you learn about the Law.

2. List everything you learn about the promise(s).

3. According to verses 13-14 what did Christ redeem
us from and why?

4. According to verse 16 to whom were the
promises made?

5. Read Genesis 12:1-3; 13:14-18; 15:1-8, 17-18.
What were the promises?

6. Read Galatians 3:7, 9, 14, 28-29, Romans 2:28-29; 3:29-30
Ephesians 2:11-3:11.
What do these verses tell you about Jew and Gentile?

7. According to what we have seen in Galatians thus far,
what role does faith play in all of this?

FOR THERE IS NO PARTIALITY WITH GOD!

True Freedom--Galatians 3:1-9

Lesson 6

Spend some time this week thinking about what the
Lord is saying in Galatians 2:20 and Hebrews 11:6,
and how they come alongside Galatians 3:1-9.

1. What do Galatians 2;20 and Hebrews 11:6 tell us
about faith?

2. In Galatians 3:1-9:

a. List everything you learn about faith.

b. List everything you learn about the Spirit.

c. List everything you learn about Abraham.

3. Read Genesis 12:3, 22;18, 26:4, 28:14.

a. In each verse list what was said and to whom
God was speaking.

b. Compare these verses with Galatians 3:8.
What was happening?

c. Comparing all these verses with Galatians 3:9,
what is the blessing of Abraham that those of
faith share?

True Freedom--Galatians 2:15-21

Lesson 5

Read through these verses each day this week and
think about what it means to be justified in the eyes
of God.

Justified-to be pronounced or declared righteous before
God. It signifies the establishment of a person as just by
acquital from guilt.

1. Read Galatians 2:15-21, Romans 3:19-4:8, 4:20-5:1
List everything you learn about justification.

2. Read the following verses and from each verse list the
basis for God being able to pronounce us righteous/not quilty.

II Corinthians 5:21
Therefore, God was able to___________.

Romans 8:3

Galatians 3:13

If all of this is true, and indeed it is, then Romans 8:1.

Think about what this means for you personally!

Friday, November 03, 2006

True Freedom--Galatians 2:1-14

Lesson 4

Read through these verses at least twice before starting the lesson.
1. Read Acts 15:1-21 and Galatians 2;1-5.

a. What was the teaching these men from Judea
brought to Antioch?

b. How did Paul and Barnabas respond? Read Jude 3

c. What was the motivation of the false brethren?

d. What was the response of the apostles/elders
at Jerusalem?

2. Effectually (energeo)--to be actively at work, to effect
Read I Corinthians 12:1-7 and Galatians 2;6-10.

a. What was significant about Paul going to Jerusalem to
have "his gospel" checked out?

b. What was realized about Paul's ministry by those
in Jerusalem?

c. How do we see the work of God through the Holy Spirit
in Galatians 2:8-9?

d. How do we see I Corinthians 12:1-7 worked out in this section
of Galatians?

3. Compare Galatians 2:11-14 to Acts 10:34-35, Romans 2:11,
Deuteronomy 10:17, James 1:1-4, 8-9, Acts 11;1-3.
What in these scriptures is a lesson for us today?

Thursday, November 02, 2006

True Freedom--Galatians 1:12-24

LESSON 3

Read through these verses several times this week.

1. In verses 11-12 what is Paul saying about the gospel
he is preaching?

How does this square with verse 1:1?

2. Read I Corinthians 2:9-10; 11:23-25, II Peter 3:15-16; 1:20-21
What did you learn about Paul's gospel in these verses?

3. Compare verses 13-14 with Acts 7:58-8:1; 9:1-2,
Philippians 3:4-6. What kind of man was Saul/Paul?

4. Read Acts 9:3-16, Galatians 1:15-24; 2:7-9
a. What happened to Saul/Paul?

b. What was God's purpose for him?

c. How did God use Paul's former life?

d. With Paul's background how could God ever trust
him with the gospel?

5. Now read I Corinthians 15:10, II Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 4:24

SO WHY ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH GOD USING
YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR FORMER LIFE?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

True Freedom-Galatians 1:10

Lesson 2

Meditate on this verse each day this week.

1. What is this verse saying?

2. Compare this verse with Galatians 4:17; 6:12-13.
a. What was one of the things going on in these churches that made them
susceptible to the distorted gospel?

b. Have you seen this in our time?

3. Read Isaiah 2:22, Psalm 8:3-4; 144:3-4, Jeremiah 17:5-8,
James 4:14, Acts 17:24-28, Isaiah 40:15, 17-18, 21-26, 28-31

a. What did you learn about man?

b. What did you learn about God?

4. a. Read Ephesians 5:6-10, 17--According to these verses what are we to do?

b. Read John 8:29--What was the result of Jesus being pleasing to the Father?

5. Read Micah 6:6-8--what does this tell us about pleasing God?

Remember, there is only ONE to please!!!!