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If you’ve been following the new series, The Kingdom of God, the accompanying book, God’s Big Picture, offers study questions relating to the promised kingdom taught by Alistair on today’s broadcast. Answer the questions to enrich your own personal understanding of the Bible’s overarching storyline, or explore the answers with a friend or study group.

Genesis 17:1-8

God confirms the covenant by repeating His promises. List them under these three headings:

  • People
  • Land
  • Blessing

Galatians 3:6-14

The Galatian Christians are being led astray by false teaching that suggests that it is not enough to believe in Christ but that they also need to obey the Jewish law if they are to be right with God. Paul counters this teaching by pointing them to Abraham.

  • Why are those who have faith in Christ Abraham’s true children?
  • What does it mean to ‘rely on observing the law’ (verse 10)?
  • Why is it futile?
  • How is it possible for us to receive God’s blessing instead of the curse of judgment?
  • How would you explain the truths of this passage to a non-Christian?

Taken from God's Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts. Copyright(c) 2002 by Vaughan Roberts. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, PO Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515

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