BLESSED WITH ABRAHAM:Sunday, February 12, 2012

Scripture Reference:  Galatians 3:1-14

In this lesson, Paul is confronting the churches in Galatia regarding false teachings.  He begins this particular letter by asking, “…Who has bewitched?”  In other words, who has fooled you into thinkingt hat you are saved by anything other than faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  It seems that Paul is concerned and upset, and rightly so.  The questions that he asked are also questions we may need to ponder today.  For instance, “Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you have heard?    What are some ways that people seek salvation by their works or their own efforts?  How do we keep from fooling ourselves in this regard?

In which area of life do you find it a little difficult to live by faith?  Why?

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“The life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  Galatians 2:19-20

Paul taught that Christianity is different from other religions that instruct  their followers to do something.  Rather Christianity tells us that we are justified by faith.  We are justified by the fact that Jesus has already done it all.  Laws and traditions can be used as a guide, but we must remember that as Christians, we live and walk by faith.  We can not be saved by the works we do.  There is no way we can be “good enough” or “work hard enough” to please God.  We please Him by our obedience to His word.

What are some practical ways that we can live for God?

How does your life reflect the fact that Christ is living in you?

What do you believe?

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