Straight Talk

  1. Was Paul’s message:
    • of his own invention
    • adapted from the Mystery Religions
    • given to him by God
  2. Give reasons for your answer to Qu.1. (Consider also: Galatians 1:13-24: )
  3. Can you find four descriptions for the Judaizers from Phil.3?Give a reason why Paul uses each particular description of the Judaizers?
  4. Was Paul a fitting candidate to refute the Judaizers? Why?
  5. What was so different about the message that Jesus and Paul preached
  6. Jeremiah 31:31-34 gives an important prophecy of the New Covenant:“…they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” How does this prophecy relate to Christian water baptism?
  7. How does Colossians 2:11-12 relate to the Judaizers in Philippians 3:1-11?
  8. People do not add circumcision or other Old Testament ritual to the Gospel today in our churches. What are the modern counterparts to this in our lives today? That is to say, what do people, including Christians, trust in to give them meaning and purpose for living?
  9. In the following verses, what advice does Paul give Christians regarding our lives in this world?
  10. How have you let these exhortations of Paul guide your life so far? How could you follow this advice of Paul more closely in the future