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Sermons aren't meant to end on Sunday. Welcome to MORE. Resources to help you get MORE out of this week's message. This week take time to watch, or rewatch, the sermon. Read scripture. Answer questions in your quiet time or discuss with family or small group. Pray. Dive deeper. Start here. Make it yours. There is so much MORE to following Jesus. 

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​GALATIANS (WEEK 3)

SCRIPTURE: GALATIANS 2:1-10

BIG IDEA: God not only declares what we are not, He also declares what we are

DISCUSS

  • What stood out to you about the message?

  • Today we revisit the topic of justification. We heard the definition "Justification is the gracious act of God by which God declares a sinner righteous solely through faith in Jesus Christ.” How would you explain “justification by faith” to someone who has never been to church before?

 

  • Read Galatians 2:1-10. Point out places where you see 'right behavior with wrong belief" and "right belief with wrong behavior."

 

  • Read v6. How does favoritism sometimes creep into our faith? Why is it dangerous? (v6)

 

  • How would you explain the difference between being moral and being a Christian to someone who thinks being good makes them acceptable to God?

 

  • Read Galatians 2:15-21. How do these verses explain "right belief with right behavior?"

 

  • Look back at v.6. What does caring for the poor have to do with telling others about Christ? 

 

  • In what ways do some Christians try to impose rules on others? How could you motivate yourself, and other Christians, less with guilt and more with the gospel?

 

  • In v.2 Pauls says "I wanted to be sure I was not running and had not been running my race in vain" How can we be sure we're not running our race in vain?

  • Read Galatians 2:19-21 and 2 Corinthians 5:9 and 1 Thessalonians 4:1. In light of the sacrifice and death of Christ, how should we view living in a way that pleases God?

PRAY

Close with a time of prayer for the faith journeys of the people in your group or family. Write down your prayer requests or ask those with you for prayer needs or concerns. Pray specifically for areas where God is calling you and your group to serve. Pray for strength to be the church, to be urgent about the kingdom and to follow Jesus without hesitation. Continue to pray for God to reveal to you and your group or family your next steps in His Kingdom and to live in a way that pleases God. 

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