Bible Study—Fall 2012
The Crucial Points of the Truth in Galatians (4)
Receiving the Spirit by the Hearing of Faith

Gal. 3:2 This only I wish to learn from you, did you receive the Spirit out of the works of law or out of the hearing of faith?
Gal. 3:5 He therefore who bountifully supplies to you the Spirit and does works of power among you, does He do it out of the works of law or out of the hearing of faith?
Gal. 3:3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?

Scripture reading: Heb. 11:6; Gal 4:6; Gal. 3:23; Rom. 7:5; 8: 2, 9-10; 1 Cor. 15:45

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Here are some study questions:
1. Explain the contrast between Galatians 3:2 and Galatians 3:5.
2. What does it mean that God supplies to us the Spirit?
3. How do we experience the subjective aspect of faith?

Hymn (Tune)
Nearer each day to me,
Dearer each day to me,
This Person inside me is
Becoming reality.
Saving me, loving me,
Faith and hope giving me.
You’re all the world to me Jesus, my Lord.

Even when faith is small,
When there’s no hope at all,
I hear Him say to me,
Trust in Me and you’ll see,
That I’ll supply all your needs,
If only you will believe.
All anxious doubts will cease,
While trusting in Me.

Thank You for being here
Whenever I choose to turn and draw near
Your arms are open wide
Whispering just abide
I cannot live by me
Please show me until I see
That I need nothing more
Than Jesus my Lord!