Growing deep in Jesus, reaching wide in mission.

Welcome to this week's Group Study! This fall we're doing a 7-week block starting October 11 running through the week of November 29.

Start your time with a Check-in (about 15 minutes)

inductive bible study (30-40 minutes)

Open your Bibles and begin with a prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to help you read God's word. Read the passage out loud once together and then silently once more on your own, noting your observations and questions. Then take a few minutes to share your observations and questions together.

Key Scripture: GALATIANS 3:26-29

26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Take some time to share your questions and observations and then answer a key question you've raised as a group and think through how the issues you've explored apply to your lives.

resource to help with your study:

Take a moment after your Bible study to watch this video:

Discussion (About 20 minutes)

What do you think of Martin Luther King Jr.'s claim that "History is the long and tragic story of the fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily"?

In what way do you see this "long and tragic story" playing out in the circumstances of the Galatian church?

How does the Gospel of Jesus Christ enable us as the people of God to live out a different story?

Take a few moments to discuss some personal and collective applications that God's Spirit is bringing to mind for you.

Close with a time of prayer flowing from your discussion together.