The Road to Faith – Teaching Plan

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.

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a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What does Paul mean when he says they were kept “under the law” before Christ came?
c. Personal Application : What are the positive results of staying within the boundaries of the law? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your relatives states: “When we deal with the law, there seem to be people that, no matter what the law is, they like living outside its boundaries; and there are some that are obsessed with staying within the law, no matter how absurd. Why are these people like that?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:19-24.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. In what ways is the law a blessing as it serves to guard and discipline us?
c. Personal Application :Think about what you did and said yesterday. How did your actions and words compare to the law? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your friends states, “We don’t need the law to teach us. All we need is common sense and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. In Christ we are free from the law of sin and death.” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Romans 8:1-4.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. What does it mean to walk after the Spirit and not after the flesh?
c. Personal Application: Despite positive changes in your life, why must salvation always be based on what Christ has done and nothing else? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “How is the righteousness of the law fulfilled in us who walk after the Spirit and not after the flesh?” How would 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. Is there a point in time where the influence of God’s law stops having a jolting effect on us?
c. Personal Application :Which of God’s laws do you have the most trouble keeping? Why? Share your thoughts.
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.

(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.”Ministry of Healing, p. 148).

Amen!(2)

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