Galatians - A Church Deceived
The Great Restoration
Galatians 6 The Big Idea: We are to bear one another’s scars, not take credit for their healing Bear the burdens of our brothers Bear the responsibility of good Bear the marks of Christ “The grace of Christ be with us all.” Because the works of the law won’t save us.
The Inside Guide
Stand… Firm in truth (v. 1-12) Firm in love (v. 13-15) Firm in the Spirit (v. 16-26) Our behavior reflects whether we have chosen to live by the guide inside or the noise of the outside voice.
“The principles of the world are weak and worthless.” (v. 8-11) Trust the one who makes much of Jesus. (v. 12-20) Slaves of our past or heirs of a future promise? (21-31) Let the life in your rearview mirror stay farther away than it appears.
The Father made a covenant with a son. The children needed a guardian to know the Father. The covenant was satisfied through another Son. The Father has given us the opportunity to become heirs. Dads let’s take a lesson from The Father: Pass the sandal. Place healthy boundaries around your kids. Point your kids to the Redeemer.
5 Questions to know whether you are being a “foolish” Galatian: Have you heard and understood the Gospel? Do you believe the Holy Spirit is in you by way of faith or the law? Do you acknowledge that your journey to be like Jesus is a Spirit led thing, or a man led thing? Does God answer your prayers because of your faith or your works? Are you a son of Abraham? The law convicts. A shield defends.
Peter had new life Peter had the Holy Spirit Peter had renewed courage Peter stood condemned – Galatians 2:11 A reminder of how bad we are, can destroy the confidence we have in whose we are. One lesson in 4 parts: Journey with Jesus Seek Scripture Sharpen and be Sharpened Show Compassion Serve Sacrificially
Galatians 2:1-16 Paul’s message was affirmed by the Elders. Paul’s audience was affirmed by the Elders. Paul’s plan was affirmed by the Elders. To avoid being deceived, sometimes it is good to refresh our MAP.
I should Have Listened to My Mom!
Don’t let people label you. Identify with Jesus. Avoid bad company. Good company is where Jesus is present. Don’t take my word for it. Let God speak for Himself. The best wisdom a mother can offer is, “God loves you,” and, “The Gospel is true.”