Galatians 3:1-25 Questions by Stephen Ricker
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God's Ideal Righteousness
Questions for Study 3

Galatians 3:1-25
Memory Verse: 8


I. Blessed Along with Abraham (1-9)

1. According to verse 1, what must we remembered so that we are not bewitched by preachers of the law? How is our faith in Jesus and his power confirmed in believers? (2; Rom. 9:1)

2. Answer the questions asked in verses 3-5. How might living by faith, even though confirmed by the Spirit still bring suffering in our life? If God isn't working amongst us, what should we consider? What are some ways we know that God is working amongst us? (John 13:35; Acts 1:7-8)

3. When was Abraham credited as right? (6; Gen. 15:6) Who then are children of Abraham? (7; John 1:12-13) What did God tell Abraham about his descendants from among the Gentiles? (8; Matt. 8:10-12) On what basis does God bless people? (9)

II. Not Cursed, But Blessed (10-14)

4. What will happen to us if we rely on the law to provide God's blessing? (10) What does it mean to live by faith? (11)

5. According to verse 12 why might living by the law be easier than living by faith? (Heb. 10:35-39; and 1 Thess. 2:2)

6. How did Jesus remove the burden of the law from us? (13) Why did God redeem us? (14a) After receiving the blessing of righteousness in the same way Abraham did what did God intend to do? (14b) What was the intent? (Rom. 11:13-14)

III. The Law and the Promise (15-25)

7. What example from daily life is given to understand the covenant of God to Abraham? Who did God speak his promises to? (16; Gen. 12:7, 13:15, 24:7)

8. Did the covenant established by the introduction and keeping of the law 430 years later eliminate the promise to Abraham and his seed? (17; Ex. 19:3-6) What is the promise of the inheritance in the kingdom of God based on? (18)

9. What is the purpose of the law and what does this mean? (19-20, 24) Who is the Seed?

10. How do we know that the law is not opposed to the promise? (21) How then do we receive the promise? (22) What has faith in Jesus released us from? (23, 25)