Formed - Student
Big Idea — In his letter to the Galatians, Paul referenced his travail so Christ could be formed in the lives of believers. We can be formed through our decisions, the people in our lives, and our environment, but when our spiritual formation comes from anything other than God, the results can be messy. This series explores the major themes of the Book of Galatians to learn how to be formed in Jesus’ image.
• Week 1 — Transformed by the Gospel
In chapter one Paul began his letter to the Galatians by reminding them that there is only one true gospel, and that we can only please God by obeying that gospel. This lesson reinforces the gospel message of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection and how we respond to the gospel through repentance, baptism, and receiving the Holy Ghost.
• Week 2 — Formed by Faith
In chapters two and three, Paul reminded his audience that it is only through faith that we are justified, and not by our own actions. This lesson explores the role of faith in our spiritual development.
• Week 3 — Formed to Bear Fruit
In chapter five Paul expressed to the Galatians that if they were walking in the Spirit, fruit of that walk would be evident in their lives. This lesson examines the fruit of the Spirit and discusses how we can demonstrate this fruit in our lives.
• Week 4 — Formed to Form Others
In chapter six Paul concluded the epistle by encouraging his audience to reach down to those who are stumbling in their walk with God and help pull them up. This lesson emphasizes the importance of investing in the spiritual walk of others.