07: Road to Faith – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: The law points us to Christ. Christ fulfilled the requirements of the law in submission to His Father’s will. By living His life, God writes the law in our hearts..

[Teaching Plan for The Road to Faith November 9, 2011]

1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:22,23.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Why does the Scripture statement that all have sinned lead to the promise of faith in Jesus?
C. Personal Application: What does the promise by faith in Jesus mean to you in your life?
D. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “What does it mean that we were kept under the law and shut up to the later revealed faith?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:24.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How does the law work as a schoolmaster? Since we are not under a schoolmaster anymore, does that mean there is nothing we can learn from the law?
C. Personal Application: Does this law as a schoolmaster only apply to those living before Christ, or does it have a contemporary, or personal, application? Share.
D. Case Study: One of your friends states, ”Jesus has sanctified me and made me righteous, so I don’t need to worry about the law or legalistic Christians and standards. I’m free from the law of sin and death.” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Romans 8:1-3.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What does it mean that Jesus came in the likeness of sinful flesh? Was His flesh any different than ours?
C. Personal Application: How do we walk after the Spirit and not after the flesh? Is the law involved in walking after the Spirit or not?
D. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “See, it says right here that Christians don’t come under condemnation. So there is no judgment for Christians, just for the unsaved. We are free from the law. Anybody talking about commandments and judgment are legalists.” How do you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:21.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. If the law is not against the promises of God, then how does one reconcile law and grace together?
C. Personal Application: Are Adventists more susceptible to being caught up in a work-oriented focus rather than a grace-based focus? Share.
D. Case Study: Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this
week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with
them.

(Note: “Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.” MH p. 149)

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