Week 7: Galatians 6:1-18
Life Group Questions
- As we finish the study of the book of Galatians, what has God impressed upon you? What themes stand out to you?
- Read Galatians 6. What truths is Paul trying to communicate as he closes out this letter?
- Read Galatians 6:1-5. How can our life group carry one another’s burdens better?
- How can our life group better walk alongside of each another in our sins?
- What can you apply from the “reap and sow” principle found in verses 7-10?
- Read verse 10. How do you spot these opportunities and be on the lookout for them? Share a time you did this, or someone did good for you.
- Who are you pointing to Jesus? How can our life group pray for that relationship?
- What have you been given that the Lord wants you to use as a blessing to others?
- How are you allowing your life to be a testament to God’s grace?
Sermon Notes and Scripture
- FREED TO BEAR THE BURDENS OF OTHERS.
Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. 4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load. – Galatians 6:1-5
- FREED TO DO GOOD FOR OTHERS.
6 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor. 7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. – Galatians 6:6-10
“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” – Luke 12:48b
- FREED TO POINT OTHERS TOWARDS JESUS.
11 See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand! 12 Those who want to impress people by means of the flesh are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 Not even those who are circumcised keep the law, yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your circumcision in the flesh. 14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation.16 Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule—to the Israel of God. 17 From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen. – Galatians 6:11-18