Bible Study—Fall 2012
The Crucial Points of the Truth in Galatians (3)
The Truth of the Gospel and Having Died to the Law that We might Live to God
Gal. 2:5b …that the truth of the gospel might remain with you.
v. 14a But when I saw that they were not walking in a straightforward way in relation to the truth of the gospel…
v. 16 And knowing that a man is not justified out of works of law, but through faith in Jesus Christ, we also have believed into Christ Jesus that we might be justified out of faith in Christ and not out of the works of law, because out of the work of law no flesh will be justified.
vv. 19-21 For I through law have died to law that I might live to God. I am crucified with Christ; and it is no long I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith of the Son of God, who oved me and gave Himself up for me. I do not nullify the grace of God; for if righteousness is through law, then Christ has died for nothing.
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Here are some study questions:
1. What was God’s purpose in giving the law?
2. True or False: The Christian life is an exchanged life—Rom. 7:4; 11:17-24. Give your reason.
3. How do we appreciate Christ?
I am crucified with Christ
And it is no longer I who liveth,
But it is Christ who lives in me;
And the life which I now live
In the flesh, I live in faith—
The faith in the Son of God
Who loved and gave Himself up for me.
And now I’m walking by the Spirit
Step by step, day by day,
O Lord, I love You.
You’re the precious One to me.
As I do this and that
Lord, remind me where You’re at;
You’re in my spirit,
Dispensing grace to me.
And now I’m walking by the Spirit,
Marching on toward the goal.
O Lord, Your purpose
Means everything to me.
All self-love I lay aside
For the churches, for Your Bride,
For the fulfillment
Of Your economy.