"Set Free by God's Grace: A Study of Galatians, Teacher Book" contains tips for preparing each lesson, Bible background, a step-by-step lesson plan, and optional methods for each session. An informative background article is also included. This five-session study focuses on the theme of bondage versus freedom running throughout the Bible. In the letter to the Galatians, Paul presents the theme by contrasting bondage under the law with freedom in Christ and bondage of works with freedom of faith. The lessons focus on two important concepts: 1) our deliverance from bondage and our new relationship to God are the result of God's grace alone, demonstrated in Jesus Christ; and 2) there are significant implications related to being set free to live as Christ's disciples.
This study is part of the Bible Reader Series a series of short-term Bible studies. This is a 5 session study of the book of Galatians. The series is designed for adult study groups wishing to explore a particular book of the Bible for a limited number of sessions. It uses NRSV. (separate study book #068702045X)
Dr. Douglas E. Wingeier has served the church as a missionary to Singapore and as a seminary professor in the field of Christian education. Now retired from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary, Doug lives near Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, devoting his time to writing, editing, and peace with justice advocacy. Doug is an the author of several books for Abingdon Press with contributions to the Bible Reader Series, Great Themes of the Bible, and Keeping Holy Time. His most recent book is Creation: The God of Continuing Creation for the Great Themes of the Bible series.