BIBLE STUDY ASSIGNMENT – OCTOBER 05, 2011

GALATIANS CHAPTER 6

Now we complete our study of Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. This rich letter has given us great insight into what should be our Christian walk. We are grateful to the Apostle Paul for helping to transform our thinking and prayerfully our actions as Christians. Please read carefully and prayerfully Galatians 6 as you prepare for our teaching and learning in this week’s assignment.
1.In Galatians 6:1, what do you think Paul meant by “if someone is caught in sin”? What kind of sin do you think Paul means?
2. How can we restore a Christian who has been caught by sin “gently” today? How would you “watch yourself” so you won’t fall into sin while getting them out?
3. In Galatians 6:2-5, Paul gives advice on how to help a fellow Christian with their “burdens.” What kind of burdens do you think Paul means? How would you follow his advice to help a fellow Christian today with their burdens?
4. In Galatians 6:6 Paul instructs the Galatians to share “all good things” with their pastor or teacher. Where else in the New Testament can you find instructions on taking care of your pastor? Look at Luke 10:7 and 1 Corinthians 9:11-14. What do you think this means for how we care for the pastor of your church, today?
5. In Galatians 6:7-8 Paul gives instructions of the Christian principle of “sowing and reaping” which was really his teaching about taking care of those who taught them and preached for them. How would you explain this principle of sowing and reaping? How do you think this principle should be applied today?
6. Although Verses 7 and 8 Paul was teaching the Galatians the importance of sowing into the work of the minister or pastor, today this has been interpreted differently. How do you think today’s Christian understand Paul’s words “a man reaps what he sows”?
7. Paul’s words in Galatians 6:9 from King James Version “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” are very popular among today’s Christians, especially Black Christians. What do you think Paul meant by these words, then?
8. What do you think Christians believe the words of Paul in Galatians 6:9 mean today?
9. Who are “the family of believers” in Verse 10 that Paul was talking about then? Who are they now for us as Christians?
10. Why do you think Paul wrote in such “large letters” in Verse 11? What did he mean?
11. In Galatians 6:12-13 Paul makes three valuable points about his adversaries the Judaizers. What do you think his three points were?
12. In Verses 14-16, Paul gives a tremendous summary of his teaching in Galatians. How would you summarize what Paul said in these verses?
QUESTIONS FOR ALL
13. What were “the marks of Jesus” that Paul said he bore on his body in Verse 17? Do you bear the marks of Jesus, today?