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A Journey through Galatians: fall 2021

Welcome to the Grace in the Word Reading Plan

We invite you to join us as a church united together reading, studying, and growing through the Word of God, specifically in the book of Galatians. The book of Galatians is a powerful letter from Paul to the church of Galatia on the importance of looking to more than the law (or works) for salvation. This book is a powerful reminder for us that we are justified through faith. It also encourages us to embrace the Gospel every day. 

Grace in the Word begins on September 20th.

Please fill out the information below to register for your own free Grace in the Word- Galatians book study.

We will have reading plan books ready for pickup on Sundays in the Atrium on September 12th and 19th. If you are unable to get your journals at those times, please reach out to us directly at grace@graceclarksville.com to make other arrangements.

If you would like a digital copy of the booklet, click HERE

If you have expressed interest in a Grace in the Word group our Spiritual Formations Pastor will be in contact soon!

Also, make sure to join us for our Grace in the Word Kickoff event at Grace Community Church on September 13th at 6:30PM!

Want to experience the reading plan with an online community? Join us on Facebook in the Grace in the Word FB Community where we will be having discussion and sharing with each other as we read.

Want to walk through our Grace in the Word study with a small group? Email groups@graceclarksville.com

Grace in the Word: Galatians – Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 of Grace in the Word- Galatians.

It’s week five of our Grace in the Word- Galatians study. Before diving into this new week though check out this recap from week four.

What is it to be free? Few people in our world and time should be able to define this like us in our modern western culture. We live in a country built on the principle of freedom, but ironically we lack an understanding of what true freedom looks like in our faith, because just like the Galatians we fall short of truly living and embracing the freedom Christ offers us. This week we see Paul explaining and fighting for the Galatians to return to freedom and away from slavery of being ruled by the law.

This week as you study Galatians 5 ask yourself: what does spiritual freedom in Jesus look like for me?

Here are a few resources that you might find useful as you start this journey.
Blue Letter Bible website – a great place to easily search for original Hebrew/Greek meaning of words
If you prefer listening to the scripture each day, download the YouVersion Bible App or the ESV Bible App

Grace in the Word: Galatians – Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of Grace in the Word- Galatians.

It’s week four of our Grace in the Word- Galatians study. Before diving into this new week though check out this recap from week three.

As we dive into week 4 of the Galatians series we see Paul explain the work that the law performed before Christ, but how returning to that work now is slavery. We see in this chapter how much Paul truly cares for the Galatians. We also see the most significant theme in this chapter, we are heirs of Christ when we receive His free gift of salvation.

This week as you study Galatians 4 ask yourself, what does it mean for me to be an heir of Christ?

Here are a few resources that you might find useful as you start this journey.
Blue Letter Bible website – a great place to easily search for original Hebrew/Greek meaning of words
If you prefer listening to the scripture each day, download the YouVersion Bible App or the ESV Bible App

Grace in the Word: Galatians – Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of Grace in the Word- Galatians.

It’s week 3 of our Grace in the Word- Galatians study. Before diving into this new week though check out this recap from week two.

In week 3 of Galatians we begin chapter three. Chapter three is where Paul’s letter really begins to shift away from the previous two chapters’ focus on Paul’s past, and experience with coming against the false gospel being taught/influenced on others. Chapter three is where Paul really begins to dive into the argument against the false gospel of living for the law. Paul treats his argument in many ways like a lawyer arguing passionately a case in court. Paul uses many pieces of evidence or examples from the Old Testament. We see though his greatest argument is that the Holy Spirit resting on those with faith proves that the law is not our means of salvation.

Take time to study chapter three this week. Look through Paul’s examples. Study the histories Paul refers to with Abraham. Most importantly, spend time seeking the Holy Spirit to help you begin to rest in the truth that you are saved by your faith, not by your works. Praise Him for that truth.

Here are a few resources that you might find useful as you start this journey.
Blue Letter Bible website – a great place to easily search for original Hebrew/Greek meaning of words
If you prefer listening to the scripture each day, download the YouVersion Bible App or the ESV Bible App

Grace in the Word: Galatians – Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of Grace in the Word- Galatians.

As we prepare to look at chapter two of Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia take time to check out our recap video from week 1, go back and catch up on any day’s reading you might have missed last week, and continue to prioritize time in reading the passage of the day for Galatians.

This week we see Paul continue to explain his journey of conversion and living for the one true gospel. He explains how he has combatted against the “influential” Jewish leaders that are preaching a false gospel. He even highlights a time where he spoke out against Peter, because of his attitude towards the gentiles when the Jewish influencers were around. Paul spends a large amount of time in this week’s chapter explaining the temptations he has faced to return/believe in a false gospel, but through it all he persevered and ends this chapter’s writings by reminding and encouraging the Galatians to do the same. He encourages them, and us today, to remember that we are free and justified by faith, not works. Seek to dive deep into this chapter this week and rest in its truths, so that your daily life might be transformed in the name of Jesus.

Enjoy week 2 of Grace in the Word- Galatians!

Here are a few resources that you might find useful as you start this journey.
Blue Letter Bible website – a great place to easily search for original Hebrew/Greek meaning of words
If you prefer listening to the scripture each day, download the YouVersion Bible App or the ESV Bible App

Grace in the Word: Galatians – Week 1

This week we kick off our Grace in the Word study through the book of Galatians. Galatians is a powerful letter Paul wrote to the church in Galatia. This letter is a defense of the true meaning of the gospel to the people of Galatia who have been led to believe a different gospel. The people of Galatia are being led to believe in a gospel of works instead of the true gospel of grace that Paul is adamantly defending in this letter. This week we read Paul’s introduction to his letter and the beginning of his passionate argument of the one true gospel of grace.

As you begin this 6 week study make sure to do a few things to get the most out of this study:

  1. Set aside a specific time each day to do this study. You can do each days reading in about 5-10 minutes, but make sure to give yourself time to reflect on the passage, study its meaning, and even seek other translations and commentaries to get the full magnitude of it each day.
  2. Make sure this doesn’t become a chore. Remember this is meant to be an opportunity to not only learn in greater understanding a book of the Bible, but to rest in its meaning for your spiritual walk with Jesus today. The most important thing you can do with this study each day is to delight in it, rest in it, and grow closer to Jesus through it.
  3. Finally, discuss it with others. Take time out of your week to do this study with a friend, family member, or small group. We have several ways to join a community online or in person in order to take part in this study.

Enjoy week 1 of Grace in the Word- Galatians!

Here are a few resources that you might find useful as you start this journey.
Blue Letter Bible website – a great place to easily search for original Hebrew/Greek meaning of words
If you prefer listening to the scripture each day, download the YouVersion Bible App or the ESV Bible App

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