10: Laws and Promises – Thought Starters
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Madeline and Melvin were in love. No question about it. At every opportunity they would steal glances at each other and talk with nudges and grins. Everybody knew.1 They would soon be married. Then Melvin dropped a bombshell. Both Madeline and Melvin had been married before, and Melvin wasn’t ready to risk a repeat performance of … [Click to read more …]

10: The Two Covenants – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Self-righteousness is referred to as the old covenant. The new covenant is the everlasting covenant of grace ultimately fulfilled in Christ. [Teaching Plan for “The Two Covenants” November 30, 2011] 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 4:21-23. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this … [Click to read more …]

09: Paul’s Pastoral Appeal – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: After strong spiritual argument, Paul made an emotional appeal to the Galatians to remain in the gospel of grace. [Teaching plan for “Paul’s Pastoral Appeal” November 23, 2011] 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 4:12. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. … [Click to read more …]

08: Be an Heir Rather Than a Servant – Thought Starters
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“I wish we would win the lottery,” Marcia announced at the dinner table. “That’s impossible,” her father said. “We don’t play the lottery.” 1 “Why not?” “Because it’s a foolish gamble. You have one in eighteen million chances of winning. And that’s in a lottery for a single state. Some lotteries are for several states, … [Click to read more …]

08: From Slaves to Heirs – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: As we accept Jesus Christ into our lives, we are called children of God, not because of our merits, but because of His gifts to His children. [Teaching Plan for From Slaves to Heirs November 16, 2011] 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:27-29. A. Ask class members to share a short thought … [Click to read more …]

07: The Road to Faith in Galatians 3 – Discussion Questions
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Keeping within the lines 1 Darcy and Danielle laid out the pictures on the table next to the box of crayons. Darcy’s picture was of a giraffe surrounded by trees with a monkey peering around the giraffe’s neck. Danielle’s was of a picnic table in a forest, loaded with pineapples, bananas, and other tropical fruit … [Click to read more …]

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 … [Click to read more …]

08: The Priority of the Promises – Discussion Questions
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Darrel: This week the seven billionth life began breathing on this earth. What do you think about that?” Matt: Terrible, terrible news. Population growth is all messed up because most of the new lives are starting out in poverty with no education. You know where that leads. Darrel: Where? Matt: The smart end up ruling … [Click to read more …]