Title: Finding Freedom in the Truth
Series: Freedom In The Gospel – Part 1
Text: Galatians 2:15-21
Knowing the truth of the Gospel is not just an abstract, intellectual exercise. The freedom we find in the Gospel impacts our eternity and transforms our lives.
In Galatians 2:20, what does Paul mean when he says he has been crucified with Christ? Why is this so important to Paul?
In what areas of life are we sometimes asked to justify ourselves to others? Why is the impulse to earn favour, or prove ourselves to others (and to God), so deeply ingrained in our hearts? What are the flawed perceptions and misunderstandings that may contribute to these inclinations?
How does knowing that “God accepts you because of what Jesus has done through the cross” differ from and challenge the world’s idea of self-acceptance? In what ways does this truth influence and change how we relate with ourselves? How about in terms of relating with fellow Christians around us?
Think of an area in your life where you struggle to live in freedom, and instead are more inclined towards either legalism or licentiousness. How would this area of your life be different if you lived from a position of being loved by God and put right with Him? How can the LG support you to live in this freedom?