From Slaves to Heirs – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: We have been adopted into God’s family as sons and daughters in Christ. As part of His family, we have access to the rights and priviledges and responsibilities that entails. Lesson 8, August 19 2017 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:26-29. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the … [Click to read more …]

8: From Slaves to Heirs – Discussion Starters
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From slaves to heirs. Read the short description at the beginning of the lesson and consider how Martin Luther learned to understand Galatians and obtain from this book the hope he craved for his own soul. How can you and I obtain the same blessing from studying this book? Our condition in Christ. Once we … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – 8: From Slaves to Heirs
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The title of this weeks’ lesson study, along with the Memory Text: Galations 4:7, give us our first hymn for this week, Hymn 594, “Heir of the Kingdom”. As we study further into the week, Hymn 568, “Make Me a Captive, Lord, and then I shall be free” is a theme that keeps coming back … [Click to read more …]

The Road to Faith – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: The law points us to Christ. Christ fulfilled the requirements of the law, so that by submitting to Him, we allow God to write the law in our hearts,. Lesson  7, August 12, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:22,23. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most … [Click to read more …]

7: The Road to Faith – Discussion starters
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The road to faith. Does your faith ever falter when you face hard times? Are you ever bewildered by the experiences that confront you in your Christian life? Do doubts ever strike you as you try to wrestle with issues that seem too vast to comprehend? Are you ever stricken with doubt and agonize for … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – 7: The Road to Faith
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The introduction to our lesson study this week shows us just how easy it can be to become lost, but Hymn 373, “Seeking the Lost’ adds to the encouragement the Bible gives us, as does Hymn 108, “Amazing Grace”. Sunday’s thoughts give us the Hymn 518, “Standing on the Promises” and with this hymn we … [Click to read more …]

The Priority of the Promise – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: The law at Sinai did not do away with the promise made to Abraham, nor did it alter the provisions of the law. It was given so that people could recognize their sinfulness and need of God’s promise. Lesson 6, August 5, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:15-18. a. Ask class … [Click to read more …]

Lesson 6 Commentary by Carl Cosaert at Good Word
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“If God saves people by faith alone, why did He give the Law in the first place?” So begins Carl Cosaert in his discussion of this week’s lesson with colleagues at Walla Walla University. (Audio presentation of 14 min 11 sec.) Listen for a modern illustration of the relationship of the Law to the Promise.  What … [Click to read more …]

6: The Priority of the Promise – Discussion Starters
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Memory text or quandary? The memory text for this week is “For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise.” (Galatians 3:18 ESV). Based on this text, does our inheritance as Christians come to us by law or by promise? Explain … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 6: The Priority of the Promise
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The Memory Text instantly brings to mind: Hymn 518, “Standing on the Promises” followed closely by Hymn 331, “O Jesus, I Have Promised”. This theme is presented again in Thursday’s lesson. Sunday and Monday’s lessons include the word “Faith” for which there are so many hymns that may be chosen: Hymn 533, “O for a … [Click to read more …]