Galatians Lesson 3
GOD’S BLESSING THROUGH FAITH IN THE PROMISE
• What is the relationship of the law to God’s promise in his redemptive history?
• How does becoming children of God affect relationships with other believers?
Key Verses: 3:14
1. Why did Paul use strong language (1)? How did Paul clearly portray Christ (1b; Ac 13:38–39)? How had the Galatians received the Spirit and experienced miracles (2-5)? Why is the gospel the power of God now and always?
2. How was Abraham credited as righteous by God (6)? How is Abraham a spiritual father to all believers, including Gentiles (7–9)?
3. How do verses 10-12 explain that no one can be justified by relying on the law? How did Christ redeem us from the curse of the law (13; 1Pe 1:18–19)? What does the blessing given to Abraham mean to us, and how can we receive it (14)?
4. What is the nature of a human covenant (15)? How was God’s promise to Abraham fulfilled (16)? For what purpose did God add the law (17-20)? How do the law and promise work together (21-22)? What is the relationship of the law to God’s promise in his redemptive history?
5. What was our situation before having faith in Christ (23)? How could we be freed from that bondage (24-25)? What is the function of the law regarding having faith in Christ?
6. What is our new identity in Christ, and how did this happen (26-27)? What is our new relationship with other believers, regardless of human distinctions (28-29)? How does becoming children of God affect our relationships with other believers?