Here is my latest video update for Eastbrook Church as we navigate the time of COVID-19. I will continue to re-post these weekly video updates here at my blog for those who have not seen it or who are not part of our church but could use the encouragement. You can watch it here or at the Eastbrook Church Vimeo channel.
In this video update, I reference two portions of Scripture that I’m including below.
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. (John 13:34-35)
We continued our series, “Free: A Study on Galatians,” this past weekend at Eastbrook Church look at what it means to live in light of new life in Jesus Christ from Galatians 6. Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message, “Free to Live,” which is the sixth and final part of our series.
- This week we conclude our series “Free: A Study on Galatians” by looking at Galatians, chapter 6. Before you begin, pray that God would speak to you through your study of the Scripture. Next, read Galatians 6 out loud.
- The first part of Galatians 6, verses 1-10, continues Paul’s train of thought begun in Galatians 5:13 about living by the Spirit. How does Paul practically instruct the Galatian believers about life in the Holy Spirit in verses 1-7?
- Why do you think Paul brings together the ideas of carrying another’s burden and taking pride in ourselves in these verses?
- Have you ever struggled with pride when confronted with another’s sin or difficulties? What did you do?
- With verses 8-10, Paul confronts the tendency to take advantage of freedom in Christ for “acts of the flesh” (5:19). What does Paul call the believers toward in these verses?
- Why do you think Paul includes phrases like “let us not become weary” or “if we do not give up” in the context of doing good deeds?
- How would you describe what it practically looks like to “sow to please the Spirit” (6:8) in our lives?
- In the second part of Galatians 6, verses 11-18, Paul summarizes and concludes the letter. He emphasizes – “see what large letters”(6:11) – the contrast between him and his opponents. What is that contrast and why is it important?
- What would you say Paul means by his strong statement in verse 14? What does that truth mean for you in your life?
- What is your biggest take-away from this study or the entire series on Galatians. If you are with a small group, discuss that with one another and pray for one another. If you are studying on your own, write it down and share it with someone this week.
How do you live when you’ve received your life back? How would you enter into every day if you almost died but were rescued?
This weekend at Eastbrook Church I concluded our series “Free,” by looking at this question through the sixth chapter of Paul’s letters to the Galatians.
You can view a video of the message and the accompanying outline below. You can listen to the message via our audio podcast here. We have had a great response to this series, so take some time to view all the messages from the “Free” series here. Comment on the series on social media using the hashtag #ebcfree.
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