The Road to Faith – Teaching Plan
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Scripture

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 …]

Friday: Further Thought – The Road to Faith
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Further Thought: “I am asked concerning the law in Galatians. What law is the schoolmaster to bring us to Christ? I answer: Both the ceremonial and the moral code of ten commandments. “Christ was the foundation of the whole Jewish economy. The death of Abel was in consequence of Cain’s refusing to accept God’s plan … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Law and the Believer
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The Law as a Mirror

Many have interpreted Paul’s comment in Galatians 3:25 as a complete dismissal of the law. This makes little sense, however, in light of Paul’s positive comments about the law elsewhere in the Bible. What does he, then, mean? First, we are no longer under the law’s condemnation (Rom. 8:3). As believers, we belong to Christ. As His, we … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Road to Faith
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Road to 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 … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Law as Our Schoolmaster
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Law as Schoolmaster

In Galatians 3:23, Paul describes the law as a guarding and protecting force. To what does he liken it in verse 24, and what does that mean? The word translated “schoolmaster” (KJV) comes from the Greek word paidagogos. Some versions translate it as “disciplinarian” (NRSV), “tutor” (NKJV), or even “guardian” (ESV), but no single word fully can encompass its meaning. … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Law as Our “Guard”
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Paul gives two basic conclusions about the law: (1) the law does not nullify or abolish God’s promise made to Abraham (Gal. 3:15-20); (2) the law is not opposed to the promise (Gal. 3:21-22). What role does the law actually play then? Paul writes that it was added “because of transgressions” (Gal. 3:19), and he expands on this … [Click to read more …]

Monday: “Kept Under Law”
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God's Law

In Galatians 3:23, Paul writes that “before faith came, we were kept under the law.” By “we” Paul is referring to the Jewish believers in the Galatian churches. They are the ones acquainted with the law, and Paul has been speaking to them in particular since Galatians 2:15. This can be seen in the contrast between the … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Law and the Promise
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Moses and the Law

“Is the law then contrary to the promises of God?” (Gal. 3:21, ESV). Sensing that his comments might lead his opponents to conclude he had a disparaging view of the law or that his comments about the priority of God’s promises were just a veiled put-down of Moses and the Torah, Paul asks the very question … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Road to Faith
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Scripture

Read for This Week’s Study: Gal. 3:21-25; Lev. 18:5; Rom. 3:9-19; 1 Cor. 9:20; Rom. 3:1-2; Rom. 8:1-4. Memory Text: “Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe” (Galatians 3:22, NKJV). Homing pigeons long have been known for their ability to fly hundreds of miles a day and arrive at … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: The Road to Faith
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“I am asked concerning the law in Galatians. What law is the schoolmaster to bring us to Christ? I answer: Both the ceremonial and the moral code of ten commandments. “Christ was the foundation of the whole Jewish economy. The death of Abel was in consequence of Cain’s refusing to accept God’s plan in the … [Click to read more …]