Lesson 10: February 5, 2017

Re-Created to Live in Harmony: Galatians 3:26 – 4:7


Teaching Strategy: Invite participants to identify prejudices that they confront in their own peer groups, work settings, or worshipping communities. Afterwards, brainstorm strategies for overcoming our fears and intolerance of people who are different from us. 

Perhaps the best thing we can offer to our congregations in this new year is time and space for silent prayer.  Paul’s letter to the Galatians encourages us to live in harmony with those who hold viewpoints different from our own.  What relevance do we hear in Paul’s letter for the world today?  How can we pray for one another in these days where tensions across racial and religious differences are heightened? One site that consistently offers sound spiritual direction in shaping our prayers is titled simply: The World in Prayer.  


Winter 2016-17 Theme: Creation

Unifying Principle: Differences of race, class, and gender make it hard for people to get along. How can we live in harmony? Paul tells the Galatians that through Christ we have received the Spirit, making us heirs of God and bringing us into a community of oneness where human differences are no longer divisive.