Let’s Talk About You – Deric Bartlett

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric continues the series Restored-The Pathway to a Healthy Soul with a sermon titled Let’s Talk About You! focusing on Galatians 2:20
Galatians 2:20
ICEBREAKER: Are you known more as a person who follows all the “rules” or someone who paints outside the lines? How has this been a help or a hindrance to you in the past?
1. Consider the context of today’s text: Galatians 2:15-19. Compare with Matthew 5:17-19, Philippians 3:9 and Romans 8:1-8. What do you learn about the Law from these passages? How does the Law relate to the life of a Christian today? What other passages of Scripture would you use to support your ideas?
2. Examine Colossians 2:20, 3:3, 2 Timothy 2:11 and Romans 6:3-14 with today’s text. What does it mean to be “crucified with Christ”?
3. Read Romans 1:1, James 1:1, 2 Peter 1:1 and Jude 1:1. What do these verses suggest to you about the way the disciples viewed their identity?
4. Reflect on Galatians 2:20 from the perspective of 1 Corinthians 11:1 and 1 Peter 2:21. How do these passages impact the way you respond to events in your day-to-day life?
5. How is the person others perceive you to be different than the person you really are? What other passages of Scripture do you turn to when you experience doubt or confusion about your own identity?
6. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?
“Jesus came to announce to us that an identity based on success, popularity and power is a false identity- an illusion! Loudly and clearly he says: ‘You are not what the world makes you; but you are children of God.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen, Here and Now: Living in the Spirit