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“Crucified With Christ”

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Crucified With Christ

Inside every Christian a very real war is going on. You and I are engaged in a daily battle to see who is going to dominate: the flesh or the Spirit, Galatians 5.17-18. God will work in us, but we must leet him in to accomplish His purposes. “Do I have a purpose and plan for my life in service to God?” If we want to succeed, we’ll have to ally ourself with the Spirit, not the flesh.

On Sunday, we’ll examine Galatians 2.20. This verse really serves as the summary statement of what it means to be a Christian. We have been risen with Christ. Our old self no longer lives. You have become one with Jesus. As we go through the lesson we will:

    1. Understand the background and context of Galatians 2.20
    2. Learn how Paul defended the gospel in verses 15-21.
    3. Define what it means to be a Christian from verse 20.
    4. Wrap up the lesson with three brief applications.

As you get ready for worship, be thinking about these things:

  • How would you define justification?
  • Why do you think Paul emphasizes justification by faith like he does in 2.16?
  • If Christians do not define themselves by law, by what do they define themselves?
  • When did Paul crucify himself with Christ?
  • What should be the basic motive behind everything we do in Christ?

Sunday Scripture Reading: Jim Grushon

Sunday Song Leader: Jason Schofield

TEXT: Galatians 2.11-21