Bellevue Women's Spring 2023 Bible Study Kickoff

Donna Gaines is the wife of Pastor Steve Gaines, a teacher, author of four books, and editor of A Daily Women’s Devotional.
Donna Gaines
April 19, 2023
January 11, 2023

Join us as we introduce our Spring 2023 Bellevue Women study, "Free."In this 10-week study of Galatians, we will go through Paul’s letter to the Galatians, which sounds more like a declaration of war than a pastoral letter to a church. He has heard that the community of believers is engaged in a battle between rules and relationship, legalism, and love. So, with a no-holds-barred approach, Paul sets the record straight: salvation is in Christ alone, by grace alone, through faith alone. Join us for this journey through Paul’s epistle and discover for yourself what the Galatians found out—in Christ, you truly are free!


1. Galatians – 6 Chapters

1-4 Doctrinal 5-6 Application

2. How to Study (p. 5 in workbook)

A. Observation
  1. Read chapters 1-6 (several times)
  2. Underline repeated words and phrases
  3. To whom was the letter written?
  4. What is it about?
  5. Where was it written?
  6. When was it written?
  7. Why was it written?
B. Interpretation
  1. What does the text mean?
  2. Use cross-references
  3. Read the text in various translations
  4. Use commentaries last
C. Application
  1. What does this book of the Bible reveal about God?
  2. What does it reveal about man?
  3. Where have I seen this before?
  4. How should I respond?
D. Transformation

1. How have I been impacted by these truths?

3. Key Words

Each lesson has a key word from the original language. These are words that are used repeatedly to communicate a specific message.