Weekly Study Questions

Galatians 6:1-10, "Four Things God Wants to be True of You"

  1. What does it mean to be caught in a trespass? What is a trespass?
  2. What is a believer to do with one who is caught in a trespass and how are they to do it? What does it mean to restore such a one and what would that look like?
  3. What is Paul's warning to a "Restorer"?  Why is this warning important?
  4. What does it mean to bear one another's burdens?  What does it look like in practical terms when we attempt to do this?  What are some of these possible burdens?
  5. In what way does bearing one another's burdens fulfill the law of Christ? What is the law of Christ?  See Matt. 22:39; Phil. 2:1-5; Luke 10:25-37; others...
  6. What is Paul's warning to the one who would bear another's burdens?
  7. What does it mean "that each one will bear his own load"?  What does that have to do with our ability to help someone else bear their burden?  What does it have to say to each one's responsibility to bear their own load?
  8. What does it mean to "share all good things" with the one who "teaches them"?  What are these good things?  Who are these teachers?  Does the truth of verses 7and 8 establish a principle that extends beyond just sharing with teachers?  In what way(s)?
  9. What is Paul's warning to the one who shares?  Considering the context, in what way can we be deceived and ultimately mock God? What does it mean to mock God?
  10. In what way(s) is our sharing connected with sowing, and what does it mean to sow in the Spirit as opposed to sowing to the flesh?
  11. What is the "doing good" Paul is talking about here?  What does it mean to do good at every opportunity?  To whom? Is there a priority concerning our doing good and if so, why?
  12. What does it mean to "lose heart"?  In what way can we lose heart in "doing good"?  How are we to avoid losing heart and growing weary of doing good? (1 Cor. 15:58)
  13. Clearly God wants each of us as followers of Jesus to be restorers, bearers, sharers, and ones who do good (do gooders).  Which of these characteristics do you already have strengths in, and which ones would you like to more fully develop in your own life?  How would you do that?
  14. What do you plan to do with the Spirits help in the coming weeks to more fully apply what you have learned in this passage of Scripture?