Galatians

Glory Only in the Cross

Galatians 6:11-16 In our penultimate message from Galatians, Paul highlights for us once again the characteristics of those who are sowing to the flesh and of those who are sowing to the Spirit. We are encouraged to love this world less and Christ more.

The Scars of Christ

Galatians 6:17-18 In a final exhortation to the Galatians, Paul draws attention to the marks he bears in his body following the many persecutions he had borne in the name of Christ. He puts these forward as conclusive evidence of the truth of his Gospel…

We Will Reap What We Sow

Galatians 6:7-8 Nearing the end of his letter to the Galatians, Paul warns them (and us) that our actions in this world will be repaid to us both in this life and after death, for better or for worse. Therefore we should be careful how we live.

Grow in Knowledge and Love

Galatians 6:6, 9-10 Again, Paul encourages us to equip ourselves for sowing to the Spirit rather than the flesh. We are to share in all good things with those who teach us from God’s Word – in other words we are to commune with them in the good things of the Scriptures.

Bear One Another’s Burdens

Galatians 6:1-2 We consider from this passage one area in which the Spirit’s fruit of love in our lives is to operate in the church: we are to help our fellow Christians if they fall into sin of various kinds.

Examine Yourself

Galatians 6:2-5 Paul has just told us that we need to try to restore one who has fallen into sin in a spirit of gentleness. He now shows us that pride can render us useless for this service in the church.

Crucified and Risen With Christ

Galatians 5:24-26 Paul gives us a very helpful argument to help us in our continuing struggles as we put off the deeds of the flesh and seek to possess the fruit of the Spirit in increasing measure – that our old man died with Christ on the cross and we were raised…

The Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23 This morning we take a look at the Fruits of the Spirit which begin to develop in a Christian through the work of the Holy Spirit as a result of conversion. We learn that they are our responsibility to nurture, grow and develop within us.

Put Off the Deeds of the Flesh

Galatians 5:19-21 Having outlined the two opposing forces that are at work in the life of a believer (the flesh and the Spirit), Paul now lists some of the deeds that arise from the flesh and gives a clear warning of the consequences…

Through Love Serve One Another

Galatians 5:13-15 Paul reminds us that though our salvation is faith-based, we are still called to holiness. To claim to be a Christian but live a worldly life would cast doubt on our salvation and show that we do not truly love and want to serve God.

Beware of Ungodly Influences

Galatians 5:7-12 Paul continues in his admonition of the Galatians, reminding them of how they started well but are now ‘falling away’. We are warned to avoid false teaching from any source, for it can destroy us and others surrounding us.

Faith Working through Love

Galatians 5:1-6 Paul tells the Galatians that by turning back to the Law for a salvation by works, they would be cutting themselves off from Christ.