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1 powerpoint presentation designed by claro ruiz vicente Adult Bible Study Guide Oct Nov Dec 2011 Adult Bible Study Guide Oct Nov Dec 2011

2 Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide An Appeal Dear User…. This PowerPoint Show is freely shared to all who may find it beneficial. While intended primarily for personal use, some find it useful for teaching the lesson in church. There are those, however, who add illustrations, change background, adjust font size, etc. While their intention may be good, this is not right. Slide #1 says “designed by claro ruiz vicente.” For honest Christians, it is not necessary for another’s creation to be copyrighted in order to be respected. P LEASE U SE A S I S.

3 Carl P. Cosaert Principal Contributor

4 The Gospel in Galatians Contents 1 Paul: Apostle to the GentilesBackground 2 Paul’s Authority and Gospel1; 5:12 3 The Unity of the Gospel2: Justification by Faith Alone2: Old Testament Faith3: The Priority of the Promise3: The Road to Faith3: From Slaves to Heirs3:26-4:20 9 Paul’s Pastoral Appeal4: The Two Covenants4: Freedom in Christ5: Living by the Spirit5: The Gospel and the Church6: Boasting in the Cross6:11-18

5 The Gospel in Galatians Our Goal {167} T o reflect on our own understanding of the gospel. Allow God’s Spirit to spark a spiritual revival in our hearts as we rediscover what God has done for us in Christ.

6 The Gospel in Galatians Lesson 5, October 29 The Gospel in Galatians Lesson 5, October 29 Old Testament Faith

7 Key Text Galatians 3:13 ESV C hrist redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree’.”

8 Old Testament Faith Initial Words {228} I t was because of Abraham’s faith in God’s promises that he was counted as righteous, and that same gift of righteousness is available for anyone today who shares Abraham’s faith. The only reason we are not condemned for our mistakes is that Jesus paid the price for our sins by dying in our place.

9 Old Testament Faith Quick Look 1. Foolish Galatians’ Faith (Galatians 3:1-4) 2. Righteous Abraham’s Faith (Galatians 3:6, 7) 3. Our Faith in Jesus (Galatians 3:9, 13, 14)

10 Old Testament Faith 1. Foolish Galatians’ Faith Galatians 2:1-5a NKJV O foolish Galatians! … Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? … Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracle among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?”

11 1. Foolish Galatians’ Faith Turning Away {218} Paul is saying that the Cross was such a central part of his preaching that the Galatians had, in effect, seen in their mind’s eye Christ crucified. In a sense, he’s saying that, by their actions, they are turning away from the Cross.

12 1. Foolish Galatians’ Faith Turning Away {218} Paul then contrasts the current experience of the Galatians with how they first came to faith in Christ. How did they receive the Spirit, meaning How did they first become Christians? Why did God give the Spirit? Was it because they did something to earn it?

13 1. Foolish Galatians’ Faith Turning Away {218} Certainly not! Instead, it was because they believed the good news of what Christ had already done for them. Having begun so well, what would make them think that now they had to rely upon their own behavior?

14 1. Foolish Galatians’ Faith Not Grounded in Scripture {220} Beginning in Galatians 3:6, Paul turns to the testimony of Scripture for the ultimate confirmation of his gospel. Paul uses the Scripture to demonstrate that Jesus is the promised Messiah (Rom 1:2), to give instruction in Christian living (Rom 13:8–10), and to prove the validity of his teachings (Gal 3:8, 9).

15 Old Testament Faith 2. Righteous Abraham’s Faith Galatians 3:6, 7 NKJV J ust as Abraham ‘believed God, and it was accounted for him for righteousness.’ Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.”

16 2. Righteous Abraham’s Faith Reckoned as Righteous {222} A ccording to Paul’s metaphor, what is placed to our accounts is righteousness. On what basis does God count us as righteous? It was because of Abraham’s faith that God counted him as righteous. He didn’t do the things he did in order to be justified; he did them because he, already, was justified.

17 2. Righteous Abraham’s Faith The Gospel in the Old Testament {224} God does all the promising Abraham promises nothing God says to Abraham four times, “I will.” God does all the promising; Abraham promises nothing. This is the opposite of how most people try to relate to God. We usually promise we will serve Him, if only He will do something for us in return. But that is legalism.

18 Old Testament Faith 3. Our Faith in Jesus Galatians 3:9, 13, 14 NKJV T hose who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham. … Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us… that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus….”

19 3. Our Faith in Jesus Redeemed From a Curse {226} P aul is contrasting two completely different alternatives: salvation by faith and salvation by works. The covenant blessings and curses outlined in Deuteronomy 27 and 28 were straightforward. Those who obeyed were blessed, those who disobeyed were cursed.

20 3. Our Faith in Jesus Redeemed From a Curse {226} keep the whole law That means that if a person wants to rely on obedience to the law for acceptance with God, then the whole law needs to be kept. This is, of course, bad news not only for Gentiles but also for Paul’s legalistic opponents, because we “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23).

21 Paul introduces another metaphor to explain what God has done for us in Christ. The word redeem means “to buy back.” The curse of failing to keep the law was often a death sentence. Jesus voluntarily took our curse upon Himself and suffered in our behalf the full penalty of sin. 3. Our Faith in Jesus Redeemed From a Curse {226}

22 Old Testament Faith Final Words {228} C hrist felt the anguish which the sinner will feel when mercy shall no longer plead for the guilty race. It was the sense of sin, bringing the Father’s wrath upon Him as man’s substitute, that made the cup He drank so bitter, and broke the heart of the Son of God.”—The Desire of Ages 753.


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