7 Rules for Life – Week 5



  • On a scale of 1-10, rate how you feel about your life.
    • Why do you rate it at this level?
    • Do your reasons for rating it this way reflect justification through faith or trying to do it yourself?
  • What are your most compulsive habits?
    • How do you try to break them?
  • Trying to do it ourselves results in being highly influenced by what happens to us, justification thru faith is about what Jesus has done for us.
    • Based on this, does it change how you rated your life?


Rule #1: Never forget your purpose

Rule #2: Don’t be conformed by the world 

Rule #3: Seek out people who will tell you the truth

Rule #4: Your life can only be justified by Jesus Christ

Rule# 5: Live for the Right Thing


Going deeper:

  • In light of this week’s sermon, what is new information, challenged, or stood out to you?


Read aloud Galatians 4: 1-31

  • Prior to their conversion to Christ, the Galations followed the customs of honoring the Greek gods (Acts 14:11-13)
    • How are they now doing the same with Jewish festivals (v.10)?
  • What is the difference between celebrating religious holidays (Christmas or Easter) and what the Galations were doing?
  • In 4:12-20 what are the difference in attitudes and goals between Paul (v. 9) and the other teachers (v.17)?
    • Why is Paul so perplexed?



  • Where has the “fizz” in your Christian life gone?
    • Are you as joyful and zealous for Christ now as you were when you first came to him?
    • Why or why not?
  • Have you slipped back into any bad habits, from which Christ once delivered you?
    • Which ones? 
    • What difference does knowing God – or rather being known by him – make?
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