Study of Galatians

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A study of Galatians is our next project on the radio program WALKING IN TRUTH. Please scroll down to find the links to study guides for each chapter of Galatians and a combined PDF of all six chapters. We will add them as we complete them (one per week). If you don’t see all of the files below, come back later when the study has been completed. Please tell others about the study guides, using the social media links below.

 Harold Littrell writes these introductory words regarding Galatians:

To lower Galatia. Paul established the churches of Galatian on his first preaching tour, if indeed lower Galatia included the cities of Antioch, Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe, as this writer believes. Judaizing teachers, demanding that the brethren be circumcised and keep the Law of Moses upset and deluded the Christians of that area (Gal 1.6-9), even as they did in Corinth to some extent (cf., 2 Cor 11.13-15).

Written about the time the letter to the Romans was written. Evidently Paul wrote this letter about the same time Paul wrote the letter to the brethren at Rome. He wrote that latter while at Corinth. He was in Corinth for about three months (Acts 20.1-3). It was probably about A.D. 57 or 58.

Paul defends the gospel he preached and warned against perverters.

The burden of this letter was to defend the gospel (good message) he himself preached. He preached the gospel as being from Christ Jesus himself (Gal 1.11-12). He tried to convince the brethren there that the Law of Moses had been removed, and was no longer valid. He stressed the fact that if anyone—even an angel from heaven, preached any other gospel than the one he had preached to them, that person or angel was accursed (Gal 1.8-9).

Dead to the Law of Moses through the Law of Christ. In Galatians 2.19 Paul says that through the law [of Christ] he was dead to the Law [of Moses]. The statement, is “Through the law I am dead to the Law, that I might live unto God.”

God’s children IN CHRIST through THE FAITH. In Galatians 3.26-27 he laid out very plainly how people NOW become God’s children in Christ Jesus, through the faith, at the point of immersion into Christ.

The Law was a YOKE OF BONDAGE

In chapter four Paul shows that being under the Law was like being in slavery. Then, in chapter five he warns them not to go back under the YOKE OF BONDAGE (the Law of Moses).

One CAN Fall from Grace!

He reveals to them (and us) that if one goes back to the Law for righteousness, he/she has fallen from grace. He shows that Christ is of no value to those who leave Christ and go to the Law. Apparently many of the Galatian Christians had fallen from grace.

Faith WORKING through love. In Galatians 5.6 he states that circumcision (being a Jew) is nothing, and uncircumcision (being a Gentile) is nothing. The thing that counts in God’s sight now is “faith working through love.” He again underscores that that fact in Galatians 6.15, showing that it is being “a new creature” that is of value. See 1 Corinthians 7.19 where Paul shows that “keeping the commandment of the Lord is the important thing. Being a Jew of a Gentile has no merit in Christ.

Works of the Flesh. The works of the flesh—that which is produced by living to fulfill the desires of the flesh, are listed in Galatians 5.19-21. It is clearly stated that one can not inherit heaven if those things are followed.

Fruit of the Spirit. The fruit of the spirit—those wonderful and desirable qualities produced by the individuals who are living after the spirit (the inner person), trying to please God and to mature spiritually, are shown to decorate the lives of the Christians who put to death the flesh (Gal 5.22-23).

Do Good to All, as Opportunity Allows. In Galatians 6.10 the inspired writer shows that responsibility all Christians have in helping all people, especially the saints, as opportunity allows, is a part of Christian living.

A Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, by Harold LIttrell.

  1. Study Guide for Galatians 1
  2. Study Guide for Galatians 2
  3. Study Guide for Galatians 3
  4. Study Guide for Galatians 4
  5. Study Guide for Galatians 5
  6. Study Guide for Galatians 6
  7. Study Guide for the entire Book of Galatians

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Studies in 1 Peter

by David Lemmons

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We continue in our study of the 260 New Testament chapters on our radio program, WALKING IN TRUTH. We have completed our study of Mark and will now move into the writings of the Apostle Peter. We will study the letters 1 Peter and 2 Peter. Below we will list the five audio files for the five chapters of 1 Peter, as we move through the material. Also, with each chapter we include an eight to ten page Study Guide in PDF format. These links will also be listed below, as they  become available.

Please tell others about these files being available. We would love to see many visits to this page. While we are studying 1 Peter, we will have this post “sticking” to the top of our home page.

AUDIO FILES (from the Radio Program: WALKING IN TRUTH)

  1. 1 Peter 1, Walking in Truth
  2. 1 Peter 2, Walking in Truth
  3. 1 Peter 3, Walking in Truth
  4. 1 Peter 4, Walking in Truth
  5. 1 Peter 5, Walking in Truth

STUDY GUIDES…

  1. Study Guide for 1 Peter 1
  2. Study Guide for 1 Peter 2
  3. Study Guide for 1 Peter 3
  4. Study Guide for 1 Peter 4
  5. Study Guide for 1 Peter 5

Leviticus Study Completed

by David Lemmons

It has been a most enjoyable opportunity to teach the great Book of Leviticus to our Wednesday Night Auditorium Class at Maple Hill. Lord willing, I will be finishing up with chapter 27 by the end of this year. I have benefited GREATLY by making this study. My resources on this wonderful book have increased dramatically. The brothers and sisters with whom I have been studying have been most encouraging in their comments, participation, and reactions.

I have always tried, in teaching the Bible, to challenge the students in class to make some kind of preparation before coming to class. That is the concept which brought forth the production of study guides for each chapter of Leviticus. I am hopeful that other people might be helped through an examination of these guides. If so, to God be the glory!

These study guides are composed of several parts. Some of the early chapters will differ slightly from the latter ones. I eventually came to a standard format for producing these guides. Each one will have outlines, comments, 15 questions from the text, 2 puzzles, and applications. If you find these guides helpful, please let others know about them. You can use the social media boxes below this post to help tell others they are available. It has been a blessing to me to find out about a wonderful free service online which will merge PDF files together, thus I have merged the 27 files into ONE HUGE FILE of some 173 pages with a file size of about 7mb. All of the files are listed below and can be downloaded individually or all together.

For chapters 26 and 27 I added a page which I wish I had been using throughout the study. It was, I think, a most helpful addition. I called it: “Extra Credit for SUPER Bible Students.” It contains 3 opportunities for class members to contribute to the discussion. I would recommend that you include that sheet with each study guide you hand out. I have made a copy of that page and you can find it H-E-R-E.

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Study Guides for Leviticus:  01     02     03     04     05     06     07     08     09     10     11     12     13     14     15     16     17     18     19     20     21     22     23     24     25     26     27     All27inOne (7mb in size)

A Study of Leviticus 10

by David Lemmons

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Perhaps the most widely known verse(s) of the entire Book of Leviticus would be Leviticus 10.1-2. I have uploaded a Study Guide for Leviticus 10. You can reach that guide by clicking H-E-R-E.

Parts of the Study Guide Include:

  1. Important Words/Phrases
  2. Chronology
  3. Summary
  4. Outline
  5. Questions
  6. Applications
  7. Seek-a-Word Puzzle
  8. Crossword Puzzle

In the 1971 Teacher’s Annual Lesson Commentary, Leslie G. Thomas writes, on pages 54-55 …

The presumptuous and flagrant violation of Jehovah’s law, on the part of Nadab and Abihu, resulted in their immediate and dramatic death; and the incident should serve to impress upon our minds one of the most important lessons which the Bible teaches. They simply presumed to do something about which Jehovah had not commanded them; and the result was sin unto death (cf., 1 John 5.16). There are multitudes of people today who do not hesitate to inject into the service which they think they are offering to God, those things which He has not ordained; and they appear to be perfectly satisfied to go on with their unauthorized practices, on the theory that the Lord did not say NOT TO DO IT. The term “iniquity” in Matthew 7.21-23 means to do something in professed service to God, which He did not authorize (cf., 1 John 3.4, where the same original word–lawlessness–is found). People who hope to please God must learn to respect His silence, when He reveals His will to us. No one misunderstands that which God commands; but it sometimes happens that the one commanded wants to do it his way (cf., 1 Corinthians 4.6; 2 John 1.9).

A Study of John 2

by David Lemmons

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What a tremendous chapter is John chapter 2. So far I have been able to keep to my schedule of reading the entire book each day, having read it now 33 times in 33 days.

Here is a brief summary of the chapter: This chapter tells us of two big events in the ministry of Jesus. His first miracle is performed at a wedding feast in Cana of Galilee. When the festivities were threatened by lack of wine, Jesus was requested by His mother to do something. Jesus made clear to Mary that there would be, henceforth, a differing relationship between them in the way that He responded to her request. He did perform the amazing miracle and it caused some to believe (John 2.11-12), in accord with the purpose of the signs (cf. John 20.30-31). Word study is seen to be of great importance in the details of this story. The Greek term for wine is very broad and the matter of whether the wine is intoxicating or not must be decided according to context, since the very same word is used to describe both types of wine. For me, the idea that Jesus turned the water into intoxicating wine is repulsive, close to blasphemy! The cleansing of the temple also is recorded in this chapter. It was so offensive to our Lord to see the commercialization of the temple, that He simply had to put a stop to it. Some question whether there was one or two cleansings of the temple. In my study of the matter, I have concluded that there were most likely two.

The Study Guide we have uploaded took a great deal of time, but it was enjoyable. In the Study Guide we have these divisions…

  1. Important Words and Phrases
  2. Chronology
  3. Summary
  4. Outline
  5. Questions
  6. Lessons and Applications
  7. See-a-Word Puzzle
  8. Crossword Puzzle
  9. Links

If you find any good in the Study Guide, please let others know about it. We also are posting the audio for our radio program below.

Study Guide for John 2

Walking in Truth–John 2

Study Guide for Leviticus 4

by David Lemmons

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Leviticus has much to offer by way of helping us appreciate how ugly sin is and how blessed we are to have a God who has provided us a way to be at peace with Him. In chapter 4 we learn about the Sin Offering. Gordon Wenham prefers the term: Purification Offering. If you would take the time to read the chapter a few times and go through this Study Guide, I am confident that it will be a blessing to you. Find the guide by clicking below…

Study Guide for Leviticus 4

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by David Lemmons

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