10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
11 See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand!
12 As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, these would compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
13 For not even those who are circumcised keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh.
14 But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.
16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
17 From now on let no one trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
(Gal 6:10-18 NKJ)
- Why did Paul use his own hand-writing in this passage?
- What repeated words helps us understand the subject matter?
- Summarize in once sentence, the original intent of the passage.
- What wrong motive did Paul identify in the Judaizers? How can this motive hinder the unbeliever from receiving the gospel and the believer from living in the gospel?
- What does it mean to boast in the cross of Christ alone? How is this applied daily?
- Discuss what Paul meant (and didn’t mean) when he said that the world is dead to him and he is dead to the world?
- The cross produces a new creation, both individually now, and globally in the future. Why should this be incorporated in to our thinking.
- Why did Paul mention his marks of suffering and what applications can we make from his statements?