John Stott's teachings from The Message of Galatians are offered here as brief devotional readings suitable for daily use. Designed as a church resource for small groups, this book includes nine weekly studies that take us passage by passage through Galatians, allowing readers to enjoy the riches of Stott's writings in a new, easy-to-use format.
About the Author
Dale and Sandy Larsen are writers living in Rochester, Minnesota. Together they have written more than thirty books and Bible studies, including Living Your Legacy.
Sandy Larsen is a writer living in Rochester, Minnesota. She and her husband, Dale, have written more than thirty books and Bible studies together including Living Your Legacy and more than ten LifeGuide® Bible studies. They have also coauthored eight N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides with Wright.
Table of Contents
How to Read the Bible with John Stott 7
1 Galatians 1:1-12: False Teachers and Faithless Christians 14
Discussion Guide 24
2 Galatians 1:13-2:10: Radical Change 26
Discussion Guide 38
3 Galatians 2:11-21: Facing Conflict 40
Discussion Guide 50
4 Galatians 3:1-14: Faith and Works 52
Discussion Guide 62
5 Galatians 3:15-29: The Gift of the Law 64
Discussion Guide 74
6 Galatians 4:1-31: Children of God 76
Discussion Guide 88
7 Galatians 5:1-15: True and False Religion 90
Discussion Guide 99
8 Galatians 5:16-6:5: Loving One Another 101
Discussion Guide 111
9 Galatians 6:6-18: Sowing and Reaping 113
Discussion Guide 123
Guidelines for Leaders 125
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"Nothing would have been more important to John Stott than to get the words of the title in the right order. We are reading the Bible with John Stott, not just reading John Stott on the Bible. For in his preaching as in his writing, John Stott's greatest gift was to help people see and hear clearly what the Bible itself actually says, and then, of course, to challenge us as to how we should respond to what we see and hear. Not all of us possess the complete works of John Stott. But we do possess the complete Bible. These sensitively edited extracts from Stott's writings will not only introduce new readers to the riches of his biblical exposition (and make them hungry for more), but will surely also introduce them to riches of God's word they had not seen before."
"A pastor once said he would crawl five hundred miles to hear John Stott preach, and this book shows you why. John Stott explains the Scriptures with a brilliant mind, a pastor?s heart, and a soul gripped by the beauty, glory and love of Jesus."
"No one I have known has loved, preached, taught and lived the Bible any more than John Stott. He often quoted Spurgeon's comment that we should seek for our very blood to become 'Bibline'; so seriously should we soak in Scripture in order to know and live it. This new series will give us daily help in just such living."