Bethlehem North Women’s Bible Study
Galatians 3:15-29 Promise and Law: Leading Us to Jesus (Pam Larson)

Galatians 3:15-29 Promise and Law: Leading Us to Jesus (Pam Larson)

February 13, 2020

Galatians 3:15-29

Promise and Law: Leading Us to Jesus

A. Promise and Law (15-18)

B. WHY the Law? (19-25)

  1. The law was added “because of transgressions.”  (increased sin, 3:19, 24)
  2. The law was temporary. (In force only until Christ, 3:19)
  3. The law was inferior. The promise is BETTER! (intermediary 3:19-20)
  4. The law was not contrary to the promise. (3:21)
  5. The law could not give life. (3:21-25)
  • Imprisoned
  • Captive
  • Guarded

6. The law pointed to Jesus!

C. Trace OFFSPRING

  • Genesis 3:15
  • Gal 4:4
  • WHO is the promise made to? (16)
  • Mediator? (19)
  • NOW who are we? (29)

D. Trace CHRIST

  • Promise to Christ (16)
  • Law until  Christ (19)
  • Both fulfilled in Christ (22-25)
  • Identity in Christ (26)
  • Identity in Christ leads to Unity in Christ (26-29)

 

 

 

Galatians 3:10-14 Jesus took our curse, Jacque Boldt

Galatians 3:10-14 Jesus took our curse, Jacque Boldt

February 5, 2020

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, therefore let us live by faith.

Outline:

  • Vv.10-12 As many as are of works of the law are under a curse

    • V.10: All who rely on works of the law are under a curse, because who can do all the things? (Both passive and active)
    • V.11: It’s obvious that no one is justified by the law, because “the righteous shall live by faith” quotation.
    • V.12: The law is not a matter of faith, but of doing.
  • Vv.13-14 Christ redeemed us from the curse, so that we might receive the blessing of Abraham
    • V.13: Christ redeemed us from the curse by becoming a curse for us
    • V.14: SO THAT/SO THAT: so that the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.
Galatians 3:1-9 By FAITH, through the Spirit, Pam Larson

Galatians 3:1-9 By FAITH, through the Spirit, Pam Larson

January 30, 2020

The main point that Paul is making in Galatians 3:1-9--

ALL of the Christian life is By FAITH, through the Spirit, NOT by what you DO

1- A Rebuke: Reflect on your own history! (the PERSONAL argument v1-5)

2-A Review of Redemptive history (going back to Abraham) (the BIBLICAL  argument v6-9)

Galatians Week 8,  In Christ: Justified by Faith, Pam Larson

Galatians Week 8, In Christ: Justified by Faith, Pam Larson

November 20, 2019

Galatians 2:15-21
November 20, 2019
Pam Larson

It is only in Christ that we are justified. By faith in Jesus we are made right with God. 

And in Christ, we are dead to the law and alive by grace because Jesus lives in us!

1- In Christ ...

  • Justified by faith (15-16)

2- In Christ…

  • Dead to the law (17-19)
  • Alive by grace (20-21)
Galatians Week 7: Gospel Confrontation, Julia Dembeck

Galatians Week 7: Gospel Confrontation, Julia Dembeck

November 15, 2019

In our lesson this week, Galatians  2:11-14, we learned that Paul continued his story, to affirm his authority as an apostle and the authority of the gospel. Julia led us on a journey through this short, but impactful narrative together, using three points:

  1. Cephas Opposed- (11)
  2. Conduct Exposed- (12-13)
  3. The Gospel Line to Hold- (14) 

Julia’s aim for us — “to so treasure the gospel that we would be compelled to confront others when we see the gospel compromised.”

Galatians Week 6: One True Gospel: Nothing Added, Pam Larson

Galatians Week 6: One True Gospel: Nothing Added, Pam Larson

November 6, 2019
  1. What is the setting? “SOMEBODY” (verses 1- 3)   CONTINUATION of the story
  • CONTEXT
  • COMPANIONS
  • CIRCUMCISION
  • COMMUNICATE CLEARLY the GOSPEL
  • At stake: CONFIRMATION of Paul’s gospel & CHURCH UNITY
  1. What is the conflict? (verses 4-5)  CONFRONTATION with false brothers

"BUT…."

  • CIRCUMCISION to be added??
  • CONFRONT those who CONTRADICT gospel truth
  1. What is the resolution? "THEN"  (verses 7-9) CONFIRMATION of Paul’s gospel and ministry

4 verbs:

  • ADDED nothing
  • SAW
  • PERCEIVED
    GAVE the right hand of fellowship
  1. What is the new setting? The “SO”?  (verses 9b-10) COMMISSION to ministry
  • One true gospel is affirmed, but that gospel is presented in a way that seeks to connect with different groups. Same gospel, same content. The one true gospel message will come across with different nuances, depending on the audience’s circumstances, or religious or cultural background.
  • Paul was eager to remember the poor, as he was eager to be like Jesus!

**3. What is the CLIMAX?  (verses 5-6) CORRECT DOCTRINE

Gospel truth preserved!! ONE TRUE GOSPEL! NOTHING ADDED to Christ! Christ alone for salvation!

Galatians Week 5: No Other Gospel, Jacque Boldt

Galatians Week 5: No Other Gospel, Jacque Boldt

October 30, 2019

Galatians 1:11-24

No Other Gospel

  1. V.11: Paul’s Thesis: Not man’s gospel
  2. V.12: Paul’s Argument: Not from man, but from God
  3. VV.13-24: Paul’s Argument, cont’d: Let me tell you what happened
    1. VV. 13-17: Exhibit A: Paul’s miraculous conversion
    2. VV. 18-24: Exhibit B: They glorified God because of Paul
Galatians Week 4: Only One Gospel, Julia Dembeck

Galatians Week 4: Only One Gospel, Julia Dembeck

October 23, 2019

Do not turn to a false gospel, but trust in the pure gospel of Christ, which alone gives life. 

Julia will unpack this as she goes through these three points—

 

  • Paul’s reason for writing, in verses 6-7
  • Paul’s reaction to false gospels, in verses 8-9 
  • Paul’s motivation for speaking, in verse 10 

For more information on joining this Bible study on Galatians, contact women@bethlehem.church

 

 

Galatians Week 3: A Grace-Filled Gospel Greeting, Pam Larson

Galatians Week 3: A Grace-Filled Gospel Greeting, Pam Larson

October 11, 2019

Galatians 1:1-5 | A Grace-Filled Gospel Greeting

Pam Larson, October 9, 2019

Paul’s grace-filled greeting introduces us to the gospel that is from God and for God’s glory.

 

  • 1-greeting ……..v1-2….. BELIEVE the MESSENGER, who is NOT from man Paul’s grace-filled greeting introduces us.. (this is the FROM/TO section)
  • 2-gospel ……v3-4…...BELIEVE the MESSAGE: Grace to you and peace the gospel that is from God
  • 3-glory …….. v5……..Closing for God’s glory.
Galatians Week 2: Jacque Boldt Overview

Galatians Week 2: Jacque Boldt Overview

October 4, 2019

Jacque Boldt helped us to have a clear, working knowledge of the main point of the book of Galatians. She said, “Our destination is understanding the main point of Galatians.  To get there, we will travel through three stops: Background information, What does the text say?, and What does the text mean?” 

Here is how Jacque helped us to get there:: 

  1. Used Google Earth to help us see the terrain of the region of Galatia in Paul’s day, which is in modern-day central Turkey.  
  2. Brought us in on the method that the teaching team has been using to analyze and process the text, and gave us a chance to practice it.

Genre: The type of literature--Galatians is an epistle, or letter

Literary Context: The passages immediately before and after the passage you are studying

Biblical Context: Citations and allusions from Scripture, and historical connections to other books of the Bible

Historical Context: The circumstances of the audience

Melodic Line: The main theme of the book, which distinguishes it from all other books in the Bible. It is like a thread woven through the book, which each section helps to “unpack.”

 

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