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The Priority of the Promise

October 18, 2020 Speaker: Van Michael Komatsu Series: Galatians

Passage: Galatians 3:15–3:22

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Here is the link to our service this week. Click here for our sermon discussion questions or see them listed below. We highly encourage you to listen, think, and talk about the sermon. These are questions you can reflect on yourself, with your family, or with your small group.

Discussion Questions

  1. Van Michael said that “through the promise, salvation is graced and given; through the law, salvation is worked for and earned.” Do you prefer to work hard and earn what you have? Or do you prefer to have everything given to you on a silver platter?  Why?  
  2. What insight does your answer to question 1 give, as to why some people prefer a salvation that comes through works of the law?  What role does pride, stubbornness and unbelief play in this preference?
  3. Paul’s argument in this passage is that the Promise supersedes the Law because God’s promises can never be negated or broken.  How does knowing the trustworthiness of God’s promises help you through life? 
  4. What does it mean in v.19 that the Law “was added because of transgressions”?  How does the Law reveal our sin and prove that we are indeed transgressors?
  5. Van Michael said, “we misuse the law when we think morality equals Christianity.  Moral reformation is not Gospel transformation.”  Although being a moral person is a good thing, how can being a good person actually keep you from being saved?  

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