Born of a Woman (Jody Garner)

Posted: Gal. 4:4, Sermons

Galatians 4:4 – “Born of a Woman”
Sermon Notes

Gal. 4:4 – “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, ____________ of a ____________, born under the law…”

John 1:1-2; 14 – John does not start his Gospel with the __________________ of Christ. Instead, he takes a different approach to describe the ___________________.
Phil. 2:5-8 – Paul points out Christ’s __________________ with God…
Col. 1:15-23 – ___________________________________…
Heb. 1:1-3 – The Son is the exact __________________________…
Heb. 2:14-18 – Jesus became like his brothers and sisters in ____________________________________…

How Can I be More Like Christ This Week?


Connect Group Guide – 12/8/19
Gal. 4:4 – “Born of a Woman”

1. Our theme passage this month is Galatians 4:4. Who can quote it from memory?

2. The topic this morning from Gal. 4:4 was; “born of a woman.” Considering what Paul is referencing here, do you agree that this is a loaded statement? How so?

3. Thinking Theologically: How would you describe the incarnation? How do you wrap your mind around Christ being “fully God” and “fully human?”
• Passages from this morning (if it helps and you would like or need to go back over them)
o John 1:1-2; 14
o Phil. 2:5-8
o Col. 1:15-23
o Heb. 1:1-3 & 2:14-18
4. Thinking Practically: Describe what it means to “walk a mile in someone’s shoes”?

5. Can you think of a time when you’ve grown to appreciate or better understand someone by “walking in their shoes”?
o Ex: when I was in youth ministry, we used to participate in a 30-hour famine via World Vision. This was an identification fast to help us understand people who suffer from hunger and malnutrition around the world and what they go go through on a normal basis.
o Ex: During an internship, I experienced an “urban plunge.” We were sent out (with only a few dollars, no cell phones, and no ID) into a major city. We had to figure out how to make the little money we had last and: use public transportation, find shelter for the evening, find a way to get food, etc. This helped us understand the daily lives of street kids.
6. Thinking practically: what does it mean to you that Jesus lived as a human? (don’t think as much about the theological mystery of it right now. Think more about how it makes you feel when you suffer or when you are tempted to know that God the Son also experienced these things).

7. How should “incarnational thinking” impact the way we view ministry? How should it impact our daily interactions?

8. Spend time praying together as a group