SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

JAMES A. TURNER

STUDY QUESTIONS ON GALATIANS

 

1. How did the Galatians receive Paul when he first preached the gospel to them, and how and why had they changed in their attitude toward him (Gal. 1:6-8, 3:1-3, 4:12-17)?

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2. The epistle is addressed to __________________________________.

 

3. By whom and when were these churches established. and what churches were included in the

churches of Galatia?" (Acts 13-14:25)?

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4. List three of the primary purposes of the Epistle to the Galatians (Gal. 1:6-12, 2:11-

3:2,3:10-14,3:19-25,5:1-7,5:13,5:16,6:1-10).

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5. Why did Paul.need to stress his apostleship so much in this Epistle (Gal.l:1, 1: 15- 18, 2:7-9, 6:11-17; 1 Cor. 1: 7, 9:1-3; 11 Cor. 11: 13-15)?

 

CHAPTER ONE:

6. List three things about those who were preaching a "different gospel".

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7. How do we know that they were willful false teacher (Gal. 1:7-8. 2:4-5,3:1-5,5.:7- 12;

Acts 15:1-11,13-15,19-32, II Cor. 11:13 -15; Phil. 3:2-4,17-19; Rom. 16:17-19)?

Discuss in detail.

 

 

8.        What lesson should we learn from the above instruction and other like passages (Mt. 7:15-16-, Rom. 16:17-18;Phil. 3-17-18; 11 Tim. 4:3-4; 11 Pet. 2.-I-3- Jude 4; I Jn. 2:18, 4: 1;11 Jn. 7-9)?

 

 

 

9. How did Paul receive the gospel that he preached to the Galatians?

 

IO. How and why does he show that he did not receive the gospel from the other apostles?

 

 

 

11. He refers to James the Lord's brother as an apostle. Was he one of the twelve? When was he

made an apostle (Jn. 7:2-5; Acts 1: 14; 1 Cor. 15:5-8)?

 

 

 

CHAPTER TWO:

12. Comment on, "I went up by revelation."

 

 

13. Who went with Paul" Why did he carry Titus?

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14. Is the account in Gal. 2:1-10 a parallel account to Acts 15.1-32?

 

 

15. The two accounts show that there were how many meetings in all about the question of

circumcision (Gal. 2:2; Acts 15:4-8)?

 

16. Did the Pharisees have "their day in court" and what were the results (Acts 15:5-11, 19- 24)?

 

 

17. List three important things about the meeting at Jerusalem

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I8. What decision was reached, by the apostles and elders and the whole church at Jerusalem,

through the guidance of the Holy Spirit (Acts 15.22-29)?

 

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19. Did the apostles at the above meeting give Paul any further instruction- concerning what he

was to preach? What did they do? What request did they make of Paul and Barnabas (Gal

2:6- 10)?

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  1. What did Paul and Barnabas do when the Judaizers first came to the church at Antioch of

Syria, and started teaching their false doctrine? Why? What lesson should we learn from

their example?

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21. Why did Paul rebuke Peter when be came to Antioch after the conference at Jerusalem?

 

 

 

 

 

22. Did Peter live up to the requirements of his knowledge on this occasion (Acts 2:38-39;

Acts 10.9-35, 11:2-18; 15:7-11)? Discuss.

 

 

 

23. Did the rest of the Jews follow Peter's bad example? Why?

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24. What question did Paul ask Peter on this occasion?

 

 

 

25. Explain the meaning of the question (Acts 15: 10-1 1; Gal. 2:15-16).

 

26. What does Paul have to say about Christ and the law?

 

 

 

CRAPTER THREE:

27. Why does Paul call then "O foolish Galatians?

 

28.        What is the meaning of the statement "before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set

forth crucified?" Had they literally witnessed the crucifixion of Jesus?

 

 

 

29.        What evidence did they have that they were recipients of the Spirit (Gal. 3:2-5; Acts 2-

38-39; Gal. 3:2-3, 4:6; Rom. 8:9; Jas 4:5, Eph.1: 13-14)?

 

 

30.        Gal 3.6 is a quotation of ___________________. Tell how his faith was reckoned for

righteousness (Gen. 12.1-3- 15:1-6- Heb. 11:8-19; Rom. 4:1-5; Jas. 2.21-26).

 

 

 

 

 

31. What is the relationship of faith and works in meeting God's requirements for salvation

(Jn. 6:28-29, Heb. I 1. 6; Jas. 2:14-24; Eph 2: 8- I 0, Phil.2:12-15; Rom. 1:4; Gal. 6:9- 1 0;

Titus 3:1. Jn. 4:34-38, 9:4; Heb.6-9-1 1; I Cor, 15:58)?

 

 

32.  Why would the Galatian Christians have been under a curse if they had followed the

Judaizers who were trying to bind the law of Moses upon them (Gal. 3:10-12; Lev.18:5;

Dt. 27:26; Gal.5:1-6)? .

 

33.  How did Christ become a curse for us, and redeem us from the law (Gal. 3:13; II

Cor.5.21; Isa.53:5-6, 10-11; I Jn. 2:1-2; Eph. 1:7)?

 

 

 

34. What promise and covenant is the writer talking about In Gal. 3:15-17? What law?,

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35. Why was the law added and for how long (Gal. 3:19-25; Rom, 3:19-26; Rom. 7: 12-13)?

 

 

 

36. The law served as what in its relationship to Christ (Gal. 3:24-25; Rom.7:12-13,8:1-14)?

 

 

37.            How did the Galatians get "into Christ" (Gal. 3:26-28; Rom. 6:1-7; 1 Cor. 12:13)? How

do men get into Christ today? Can one be saved outside of Christ? Is baptism essential to

salvation (Mk.16:16; Acts 2:38, 22:16; I Pet. 3:21)?

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38.            Must one be baptized for the right purpose and with the right mode or form in order to

be saved? Discuss. (Mt. 16:16; Acts 2:38; 9:5-6; 9:17-19, Acts 22:16; Rom 6:1-7; 1 Cor. 12:13;

1 Pet.3:21; Col. 2:12)?

 

 

 

CHAPTER FOUR.-

 

39. What is meant by the statement "but when the fullness of time came".'

 

 

 

40.  What is the significance of "born of a woman" in verse four (Gen. 3:15-; Lu.1:34-37;

Matt.1: 18-21)?

 

 

 

41.  It seems that Paul was afraid that they would become his enemies because of

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42. The writer says that the two wives of Abraham and their sons represented what?

 

 

43. What yoke of bondage is be referring to in Gal. 5: 1?

 

 

 

44.          He further says that everyone that received circumcision was debtor to do

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45.          Does this mean that anyone that goes back to the Old Testament for a part of his religion

is debtor -to do the whole law ?

 

 

46.          Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision availeth anything; but

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47. What is he talking about in Gal 5:9?

 

 

 

48.  How can a Christian keep from following after the lust of the flesh (Gal.5:16, 24;Rom.8:12-14; I Cor. 10: 13)?

 

 

 

49. How are we to use our freedom in Christ?

 

 

 

50. What will happen to those that practice the lusts of the flesh (Gal. 5:19-24;I Cor. 6:9-10)?

 

 

 

51. What is the fruit of the Spirit?

 

 

 

CHAPTER Six:

 

52. What does the writer say about a Christian being his brother's keeper?

 

 

53. What particular burden is under consideration in Gal 6:1-3?

 

 

54.            What is the writer talking about in Gal 6:3? Who is he referring to as a person that

"thinketh himself to be something when he is nothing"?

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55.            What word is used in more recent versions for the word communicate in the sixth verse

(I Tim. 6:17-19; Heb. 13:16)? What is the meaning of Gal. 6:6?

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56.            What particular sowing is he speaking of in 6:8 (I I Cor. 9:5-7)? Read carefully verses

six, nine and ten. Does this principle apply to other things?

 

 

 

57. What is the significance of verse eleven (II Thess. 2:2 ; Col. 4: 1 8; II Thess. 3: 17)?

 

 

58. What is the only thing that Paul was willing to glory about?