Galatians 3:6-9 “All in the Family” (Sermon)

Posted on January 29, 2012


Delivered at Hillcrest Baptist Church on January 29, 2012, this is a verse-by-verse exposition of Galatians 3:6-9. This message deals with the relationship between Israel and the church, and their unique purposes in God’s plan. Below, you will find a study outline to use along with the message.



Galatians 3_6-9



  1. v.6: Our faith is counted as righteousness. Scripture makes it clear that:
    1. We have no righteousness of our own.

1.  Romans 3:27-28; Romans 3:10

    1. The righteousness of Christ is imputed to all who have faith in Him

1.  Romans 4:22-24

Q: Is there a difference in the way that people were saved in the Old Testament verses the New Testament? (Hebrews chapter 11)


  1. v.7: By faith in Christ, we are adopted by God. We all become one family. Galatians 4:4-5; Galatians 3:26
    1. The church is not the new Israel, we do not replace Israel in God’s plan.
    2. This verse refers only to salvation.
    3. God made certain promises to Israel, which are not necessarily meant for us.

Q: What two Scripture references are examples of promises to Israel which are often misused by the church? _______________ & _______________

    1. Israel will eventually be restored, and God’s promises to them will be fulfilled.


  1. v.8: It was always God’s plan to bring salvation to the gentiles.

1.  Romans 3:29

    1. Faith was at work long before the law was ever given.

1.  Romans 3:30-31

    1. Through the seed of Abraham, blessing would come to all nations (people groups / races).

Q: In what way would Abraham bring a blessing to all nations?


  1. v.9: All people of faith [in Christ] share in the same salvation as Abraham.

Q: On what is that Salvation based?

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