Study Questions for Groups
By Michael C. Mack
1. How were you a godly influence with the people closest to you last week?
2. What challenge or opportunity did you face over the past week?
Ask two people to read aloud Galatians 1:6-12 and 2:1-10 one after the other, preferably from different Bible versions. Then ask a third person to summarize the passages in one minute or less.
3. With what issue or issues was the apostle Paul dealing in these passages?
4. Let’s dig deeper:
• From these passages, what is and what isn’t the gospel?
• What specific issues of that time were involved in assuring the true gospel was being preached?
• How did Paul receive and confirm the true message of the gospel?
• What tactics were the false teachers employing?
• How would you describe Paul’s passion for defending the gospel message?
• How did Christian leaders work together to communicate the gospel to the world?
5. What do you learn about God from these passages?
6. What do you learn about people?
7. What do you learn about obeying God from these passages?
8. Paul and his team were called to go to one group of people while James, Cephas (Simon Peter), and John were called to preach the gospel to another group. With whom do you sense God has called you to share the gospel?
9. Based on our study and discussion, complete this sentence: “This week, I will . . .”
10. What challenge might you be facing this week?
For Next Week: Read and reflect on Galatians 2:15—3:6 as we continue studying this Epistle. You can also read next week’s supplemental texts as well as the Study and Application sections as part of your personal study.