Title: Called For Truth
Series: Freedom In The Gospel – Part 1
Text: Galatians 1:1-7
Believers are called to live in the freedom of grace. Yet many fall away though they initially received Christ with sincere hearts. Even those who remain in the faith can find it hard to stay the course. Why is this so?
In modern societies, some believe there is no absolute truth. What is the danger of such thinking?
Share an experience when you acted upon a fact you believe is true but in turned out to be false.
Believers are called to live in the freedom of grace. What are some differences between living in freedom and bondage to sin? What is some old way of thinking that believers may have that hinder our new freedom won by Jesus?
In Gal 1:6-7, Paul talked about a different gospel that perverted the gospel of Christ. List some of these alternative, counterfeit gospels in society today.
Besides relying on Christ’s work on the Cross, some people go the “extra mile” to secure their salvation. Can you think of some examples? What is the danger of doing so?
We are called to the Truth. This means we must be familiar with the Truth. In John MacArthur’s book “Reckless Faith”, he wrote that “Federal agents don’t learn to spot counterfeit money by studying the counterfeits. They study genuine bills until they master the look of the real thing. Then when they see the bogus money they recognise it.” How can we treasure the Word of God and study it daily so that we will not wander from it?
Disciple makers, what attitudes can we learn from Paul who fought for his precious Galatian converts to stay true to the Gospel? How can we live out these attitudes in our mentoring relationships?