Galatians Summer Series Questions

The Charter of Freedom: A Study of Galatians

Bridge Community Church’s Summer Festival 2016

Weekly questions:

Galatians Summer Festival week 1 –June 19th

Galatians Summer Festival week 2  -June 26th

Galatians Summer Festival week 3  -July 3rd

Galatians Summer Festival week 4  -July 10th

Galatians Summer Festival week 5  -July 17th

Galatians Summer Festival week 6 -July 24th

Galatians Summer Festival week 7  -July 31st

Galatians Summer Festival week 8 -Aug. 7th

Galatians Summer Festival week 9-Aug. 14

Galatians Summer Festival week 10- Aug. 21

Galatians Summer Festival week 11- Aug. 28

Galatians Summer Festival week 12- Sept. 4

Galatians Summer Festival week 13-Sept. 11

 

Here are two descriptions of Galatians that are helpful:

Galatians comes to grips with the question of what real Christian life is like. The answer can be characterized by one word, “liberty.” The Christian is called to liberty in Jesus Christ. The cry of this epistle is that Christians might discover the liberty of the sons of God in accordance with all that God has planned for man in the way of freedom and enjoyment. Its aim is freedom of our human spirits to the utmost extent, restrained only as necessary for us to exist in harmony with the design of God. Therefore, this letter has been called the “Bill of Rights of the Christian Life,” or the “Magna Carta of Christian Liberty,” the “Emancipation Proclamation” from all forms of legalism and bondage in the Christian experience. – Ray Stedman

The book of Galatians is dynamite. It is an explosion of joy and freedom which leaves us enjoying a deep significance, security and satisfaction—the life of blessing God calls His people into.

Why? Because it brings us face to face with the gospel. It’s very common in Christian circles to assume that “the gospel” is something mainly for non-Christians. We see it as a set of basic “ABC” doctrines that are the way in which someone enters the kingdom of God. We often assume that once we’re converted, we don’t need to hear or study or understand the gospel—we need more “advanced” material. But in this short letter, Paul outlines the bombshell truth that the gospel is the A to Z of the Christian life. It is not only the way to enter the kingdom; it is the way to live as part of the kingdom. It is the way Christ transforms people, churches and communities. – Tim Keller