This inductive Bible study focuses on the message for the early
Christian church in the region of Galatia, by carefully examining
the apostle Paulís concerns for this specific group of believers.
The in-depth ten week study also takes a close look (one day each
week) at a specific fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22,23 as
well as studying the nature and role of the Holy Spirit in the life
of those who follow Christ. The students are asked to consider the
evidence of each of the fruit of the Spirit in their own life, that
they might not only grow stronger in their faith, but also have a
consistent testimony of their relationship with the Savior. The
study reflects the epistleís practical instructions for living, and
the book of Galatians will challenge students to look at what pulls them away
from living by the Spirit.
The study provides a number of options for completing the lessons.
The student could complete the observation questions followed by
application questions, or complete the remainder of the lesson for
an in-depth study. Students could also study only portions of the
in-depth lesson beyond the observation questions. The study also
offers a reflection in Scripture every day to provide a time of
worship that addresses the role of Christians in the church as
followers of Christ. When a group is meeting weekly to discuss the
lessons, each student will benefit from the review discussion
suggested by possibilities in the accompanying leaderís guide.