Message Series: The Book of Galatians Week# 2
Communicator: Pastor Kevin Geer
Big Idea: Discover and live out the simple power of the gospel.
Central Text/s: Galatians 1:6-7; 2:16,19-21; 3:3. Deuteronomy 30:11-16;
Wins and Words of the Week: Take time to share WINS, (what God did) and WORD, (what God shared with you from His word) that moved you and others forward and closer to Jesus.
Ice Breaker: What was one area growing up that was based on your performance? E.g. Grades, allowance, paycheck, position, privileges. Explain.
Questions to Consider:
- Discuss how you would describe the Gospel, the good news to a person who has no idea what it is? Maybe as a group list some components.
- We learned this week from the book of Galatians, the simple truth of the Gospel (WooHoo!) was taken and made very complicated. Has there ever been a time when you have taken something very simple and made it complicated? Explain.
- Do you ever feel that you need to get your heart right first for God to accept you or that you need to work harder to earn his love or favor? Can you give some examples of what this could look like in your life?
- Read Galatians 2:16, and Ephesians 2:8-9. How do these two passages speak to what determines the basis of our relationship and position in Christ?
- Read Ephesians 2:10. What does God say about us in this verse? What does this mean to you? How can you receive and live out this simple truth that God speaks about you?
- Sometimes we feel we need to contribute or add to our salvation, but there is no contribution we can make. Read Romans 6:22-23. There is one thing that God owes us. What is it? What has Jesus given us in its place. Explain.
- Read Galatians 2:20 What is one area in your life that you got rid of, or “crucified with Christ”? Explain.
- Read Galatians 3:3. Do you realize that we grow spiritually because of Gods works in and through us by his Spirit, not by following a set of rules? Discuss how as a group you can position yourself for God to help you grow.
- Read Ephesians 1:1-12 How do these verses explain what is ours in Christ because of God’s gracious love for us and not something we have to earn?
- How would you answer this question: Are you a Christian who sins, or a sinner who is trying to be a Christian? Is there a difference, if so, what is it?
Questions for Application:
- What specific steps will I/We take to live out what we just discussed?
- Who can we share this message or truth with? What is their name?
- Who are you praying for to know Jesus? What is their name?
- Who will I partner with to keep me accountable so I/We can grow?