Galatians 3: 16-29- The Precious Promise

Preached on October103, 2021 by Senior Pastor Adam Utecht 

Sermon Outline

  1. The ______ and the __________ (v. 15-26)
    1. The ____________ Promise (v. 15-18)
    2. The ____________ of the Law (v. 19-22)
    3. The ______________ of the Law (v. 23-26)
  2. _______ with Christ (v. 27-29)
    1. __________ with Christ (v. 27)
    2. ______ in Christ (v. 28)
    3. _________ with Christ (v. 29)

Going Deeper

  1. Read Galatians 3:15-18. Why is it important that God’s Promise came before the Law? How does this strengthen Paul’s argument that one does not have to follow the works of the law to be saved?
  2. Philip Ryken says, “Salvation in Christ does not rest on a law that we inevitably break; it rests on a promise that God cannot break.” How does this encourage you?
  3. Read Galatians 3:19-20. What is the purpose of the Law? Read Romans 5:20-21. How does this relate to what Paul is saying in Galatians 3?
  4. Read Galatians 3:21-22. How do the Law and the Promise work together?
  5. Paul compares the Law to a prison and a nanny in Galatians 3:23-26. How is the Law limited? What does the Law do for us?
  6. Union with Christ is described in Galatians 3:27-29. First, we all believers are clothed with Christ (v. 27). We are baptized into Christ and we can “put on” Christ. Read Romans 6:1-11. How is our union with Christ a life-changing union? How should we live as a result?
  7. Philip Ryken says, “Now that we are in Christ, our standing before God does not fluctuate with the inconsistency of our daily obedience. On the basis of the promise that he made before the law, God loves us with an unconditional love.” Why does salvation based on the promise rather than the law matter for our daily lives?
  8. Read Galatians 3:28. Is Paul telling us there are no gender distinctions? Why or why not? What is Paul saying? How should we live as a result?
  9. When Paul says we are Abraham’s seed in Galatians 3:29 how does this relate to what he says in v. 16? What are the implications for us?
  10. In what way is your identity settled in Christ? Read Rom. 8:14-17 and Galatians 4:4-7.