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  1. In verse 15, Paul talks about being Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners. How does this distinction play into the broader message of grace that he discusses in this passage?
  2. According to verse 16, what role does faith play in justification? How does this differ from relying solely on works of the law?
  3. Paul emphasizes that no one is justified by works of the law in verse 16. How might this challenge common perceptions of earning salvation through good deeds?
  4. Verse 17 speaks of Christ being a servant of sin if righteousness were through the law. How does this assertion contribute to Paul’s argument about the sufficiency of Christ’s work?
  5. In verse 18, Paul suggests that if he rebuilds what he tore down, he proves himself to be a transgressor. What is he warning against, and how does it relate to the central theme of grace?
  6. How does verse 19 challenge the idea of living for oneself, and what does it mean to live for God through faith in Christ?
  7. Verse 20 contains the famous line, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” What does this mean for the believer’s identity and daily life?
  8. According to verse 21, if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose. How does this underscore the exclusivity of Christ’s role in salvation?
  9. Consider the tension between faith and works presented in this passage. How can Christians today navigate this balance in their lives?
  10. Reflecting on the entirety of this passage, how does it speak to the idea of freedom in Christ and liberation from the burden of the law?