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Galatians, Chapter Three, Lesson One

HEARING WITH FAITH   Galatians 3:1-7             Download this Bible Study

STIMULATE

** Over the past week, did anyone find it easier to be "Advocating Christ" each day as you patterned your life after the apostle Paul? How does the "it is no longer I who live" principle better equip you for sharing the gospel by your lifestyle?

By not focusing on myself or my felt needs, I am available all the more to be at the Lord's dispatch when He brings a witnessing opportunity across my path.

MOTIVATE

** As the apostle Paul continues his argument for salvation by grace through faith, he is going to paint a beautiful portrait of how true faith impacts the life of a believer. Over the next four studies together we will learn from Paul that Christians are the ones who are...

HEARING WITH FAITH - Galatians 3:1-7
HOLY BY FAITH - Galatians 3:8-14
HAPPY IN FAITH - Galatians 3:15-22
HEIRS THROUGH FAITH - Galatians 3:23-29

** For today, how important is it that Christians know and remember what they believe? What is the danger of growing careless, lazy or indifferent toward the Word of God? For the answer, please join me once again in Paul's letter to the Galatians, chapter 3, vs. 1-7.

Read Passage (V.1-4) (V.5-7)

Opening Prayer

Hearing with Faith

INVESTIGATE

V. 1 ** As he opens our passage for today, is Paul trying to insult the Galatians?

No, the word he uses for "foolish" [anoetos] means "not understanding". Used only six times in the New Testament, this word does not connote mental deficiency but mental laziness and carelessness. Paul is rightfully astonished by what the Galatians had done.

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