Friday: Further Thought – Old Testament Faith
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Spectacles on Bible

Further Thought: “Upon Christ as our substitute and surety was laid the iniquity of us all. He was counted a transgressor, that He might redeem us from the condemnation of the law. The guilt of every descendant of Adam was pressing upon His heart. The wrath of God against sin, the terrible manifestation of His … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Redeemed From a Curse
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Job looking upwards, three friends

(Gal. 3:9-14) Paul’s opponents were no doubt stunned by his bold words in Galatians 3:10. They certainly did not think themselves to be under a curse; if anything, they expected to be blessed for their obedience. Yet, Paul is unequivocal: “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Old Testament Faith
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Old Testament Faith” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Gospel in the Old Testament
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Malachi Prophesied of Christ's Coming

“And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, ‘In you shall all the nations be blessed’ ” (Gal. 3:8, ESV). Paul writes that not only was the gospel preached to Abraham, but it was God who preached it; so, it must have been the true gospel. … [Click to read more …]

Old Testament Faith – Teaching Plan
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Old Testament Man Praying

Key Thought: Abraham’s faith in God’s promises counted him as righteous. The same gift of righteousness is available for us today who share Abraham’s faith. Lesson 5, July 29, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:6-8. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Reckoned as Righteous
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Abraham

Why do you think Paul first appeals to Abraham as he looks to the Scriptures to validate his gospel message? (Gal. 3:6). Abraham was a central figure in Judaism. Not only was he the father of the Jewish race, but Jews in Paul’s time also looked to him as the prototype of what a true Jew … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Grounded in Scripture
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Scripture

So far, in his letter to the Galatians, Paul has defended his gospel of justification by faith by appealing to the agreement reached with the apostles in Jerusalem (Gal. 2:1-10) and to the personal experience of the Galatians themselves (Gal. 3:1-5). Beginning in Galatians 3:6, Paul now turns to the testimony of Scripture for the final and ultimate confirmation … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Foolish Galatians
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Apostasy?

Read Galatians 3:1-5. Summarize below what Paul is saying to them. In what sense could we be in danger of falling into the same spiritual pitfall, of starting out right and then falling into legalism?   Several modern translations have tried to capture the sense of Paul’s words in verse 1 about the “foolish” Galatians. The … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Old Testament Faith
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Old Testament Man Praying

Read for This Week’s Study: Gal. 3:1-14, Rom. 1:2, Rom. 4:3, Gen. 15:6, Gen. 12:1-3, Lev. 17:11, 2 Cor. 5:21. Memory Text: “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us — for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree’ ” (Galatians 3:13, ESV). A little boy had made a little boat, all … [Click to read more …]

Old Testament Faith – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Through the sacrificial system the Old Testament illustrated the terrible cost of sin and the offering of a perfect substitute in the place of the sinner at death. [Lesson 5: OLD TESTAMENT FAITH              October 29, 2011] 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:1-5 A. Ask class members to share a short thought on … [Click to read more …]