Boasting in ChristNovember 21, 2021 / Galatians 6:11-14
Why is Paul writing in such large letters? Why is this important to us?
The Apostle Paul lists 4 characteristics or attitudes of the false teachers/Judaizers/wolves who are trying to destroy the Galatian church. What are these 4 characteristics and how do they affect us?
- They want to look in the flesh (this world).
What does 1 Corinthians 3:7 tell us about this?
What three areas does Jesus warn us about in Matthew 6:1-6 about wanting to look good to the world?
- Practicing (verse 1),
- Our (verses 2-4)
- Our (verses 5-6)
What rewards did those who were practicing these things publicly receive?
What warning does Jesus give us in Luke 16:14-15? How should this affect us?
- They do not want to be .
Why might the Jews be persecuted as Christians?
What does Matthew 5:10-12 tell us about persecution? How do you respond to persecution?
What does James 2:10-11 tell us about the Law and works?
Can you be obedient to only part of the Law? Why or why not? What is a “passing grade” in heaven in Law obedience?
- Self or the Numbers .
Why did the false teachers want to convince the Galatians to get circumcised? How do we see this today?
What was Paul’s focus? What does Paul say emphatically in Gal. 6:14? What does it mean to “boast”? What is Paul’s boast? (cf. Rom. 1:16-17)