Study Questions for Groups
By Michael C. Mack
1. With whom did you share the gospel last week?
2. What challenge did you face over the past week?
Ask two people to read aloud Galatians 2:15—3:6 one after the other, preferably from different Bible versions. Then ask a third person to briefly summarize the passage.
3. What sets of contrasts do you see in this passage?
4. Let’s dig deeper:
• What are we justified by and not justified by?
• How does Paul respond to those who say God’s grace promotes more sin?
• What does it look like in the average day of a Christ follower for Christ to live in them?
• Using this passage, how would you explain to someone who is not a Christian how they can be right with God?
• How would you explain how one receives the Holy Spirit?
• How would you explain how one continues to live (finishes) as a Christian?
• How would you explain how one can experience God’s miracles in their life?
5. What do you learn about God from this passage?
6. What do you learn about people?
7. What do you learn about obeying God from this passage?
8. From this passage alone, develop a simple plan for presenting the gospel to someone. (You may want to take time during the meeting for each person to write out their plan. Then have each person take a minute or two to read it aloud.) With whom will you share this in the coming week?
9. Based on our study and discussion, complete this sentence: “This week, I will . . .”
10. What new opportunities do you expect this week?
For Next Week: Read and reflect on Galatians 3:23—4:10. You can also read next week’s supplemental texts as well as the Study and Application sections as part of your personal study.