Sermons on Galatians
•To qualify for kingdom work, cultivate the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22–23).22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 1 Peter 1:16 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
Life Gets Difficult!•Life delivers heavy, crushing blows. •We get weighed down. •They seem more than a soul can carry. •We need help. Galatians 6:2 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.
Have you ever been lost? I have taken wrong turns in the USA—a long way backGod’s people regularly lost their way…Adam and Eve driven from the Garden of EdenCain did evil to his brotherNoah’s wicked GenerationAfter EgyptUnbelief costsFunerals in the desertDidn’t have to be God always provided a way back…Each time God offered a door of mercy for them to walk through Galatians 1:6-9 (NASB) 6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you [a]by the grace of Christ,…
After 66 days of lock down we are FREE AT LAST !!! Real Freedom is on the inside Not reliant on externals We can spend our days: •Rich—but still be impoverished •Full—but still be starving •Dressed—But still be naked •Surrounded—But still be lonely •Mobile—But going nowhere Galatians 5:1 (NASB) 5 [a]It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
The BurdenWho is Burdened?1.It helps to know specifically:•We all have things in common•Sin and temptation•Circumstance of church, family, work, school, health…•Fear comes upon us•Sooner of later it is us 2.What•Personal—private sin or temptation•Sickness—affecting your future•Disappointment—relationships, work issues, child trouble•Loneliness—divorce, friendship issues•Financial—setback•Temptation—changes bring opportunities•Not accountable to old friends•Guilt—Past and/or present sins•Situations handled badly—Regret Galatians 6:2 (NASB) 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.