Freedom In The Gospel 1 [3/4]: Handling God’s Truth with Care

3 July 2023
Yam Chien Meng

Title: Handling God’s Truth with Care
Series: Freedom In The Gospel – Part 1
Text: Galatians 1:11-2:14

God has revealed His truth to us through the Scriptures. We are being entrusted by God to reveal His manifest wisdom to the world. What an awesome privilege and great responsibility!

Perspective Questions:

  1. Paul was certain that the Gospel he preached was from God because of his encounter with Jesus. How certain are you that what you believe is from God, and why? 

  2. After Paul’s life-changing encounter with Jesus, he went to the desert and stayed there for years, probably to process how his new understanding of Jesus fit in with what he already knew from the Old Testament. What can we learn from Paul’s posture to make the most of our life-changing encounters with God?

  3. Don’t judge a book by its cover. We trust that what is inside the book is a more accurate depiction of the book than its cover. What does a true believer look like? What are some markers of disciples of Jesus? (Read Romans 12 as conclusion)

Application Questions:

  1. What are some things that you preach that you know you need to practise more? What is hindering you from practising it? How can you deal with the obstacles?

  2. How can the lifegroup cultivate a culture where believers care enough about one another to warn or correct those who are inconsistent? What are some good handles to hold on to when dealing with such matters?  

  3. Living in Singapore, we are taught to tolerate, and perhaps even accept, versions of “truth” that are different from what we believe. How can we preserve God’s truth before people with different beliefs?

Application Questions:

  1. What are areas in your life where you had believed or tolerated half-truths or lies because it is difficult to follow God’s truth? How can you stop conforming to the patterns of the world and allow your mind to be transformed by God’s Word?

  2. We usually fall easily for half-truths and lies that appeal to us. How can you overcome the tendency to listen only to what you want to hear?