Enemies of the Preacher Gal 4:12-18

Galatians 4:12-18 Enemies of The Preacher CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO

Paul was trying to help the Galatians but they were really having a hard time with the legalists that caused them to turn away from the gospel and Paul.  They lost their love for him.  Watch:

Be as I am (v. 22) Liberty, not under the law – I am as ye are – we’re sons – ye have not injured me at all

My Infirmity of the flesh (v.13)

    1. I Cor 2:3-5, thorn
    2. II Cor 11:23-28
    3. As much beating he took; their reaction couldn’t hurt him at all

My temptation in flesh ye despised not (v. 14)

    1. II Cor 12:1-10
    2. Received me as angel, as Christ
    3. Acts 27:23; II Cor 5:20; Mt 10:40; I Th 2:13; Acts 6:15; I Sam 25:9

Where is your Blessedness? (v. 15)

    1. You would have plucked out your eyes for me
    2. Acts 9:8,18 probably had a sight impediment
    3. Gal 6:11 (large letter)
    4. Salutations/ he dictated his letters

Am I your Enemy because I tell you the truth (v. 16)

    1. II Cor 12:15
    2. The more I love you, the less I’m loved
    3. II Tim 4:3-4
    4. I Ki 21:20

They Exclude you (v. 17)

    1. Matt 23:15
    2. They compass Land and Sea to make one proselyte

Good to be zealous (v. 18)

    1. Rev 3:19
    2. And not only when I am present with you, Phil 2:12
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From Servants to Sons Gal 4:1-11

Galatians 4:1-11 From Servants to Sons  CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO

In Gal 4:1-11, Paul explains the law versus real salvation.  This time he uses the child/father relationship and subsequent inheritance to explain the difference.

The Illustration (v. 1-2) The heir of an estate eventually becomes the lord of the estate at the time his father appoints. But until then, he is no different than a servant because he has rules he has to obey administered by tutors and governors.  So a child = a servant

The Relation (v. 3) You can relate.  Same with you personally. When you were  children, you had to obey your parents and those they put in charge of  you: governor or governess in a rich family to take care of kids (Sound of Music)

The Result when the Son is old enough not to serve he is no longer a Servant and he is no longer a Child under tutor, he is given [II Cor 3:17] liberty – according to Jn 8:32-44, Jews thought sonship was by natural birth and keeping the law – Doesn’t make sense when a person is finally old enough to get out of doing chores that he does them like he still has to – Obeying rules is like obeying tutors and governors – no way, the son is grown out of that – he has reached the Time appointed of the Father

The Explanation

    1. You were a servant because you had to keep the law – you didn’t “know Him” (v.8)
    1. Now you are a son (v. 9a)
    1. Why do you want to go back to being a servant again? (v. 9b)
    1. That is what you are doing when you go back and observe days (v. 10)


    1. My work is a total waste if you are going back under the law
    2. Gal 2:2
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God Will Take Care of You Ex. 12

God Will Take Care of You CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO

We sing a hymn titled, God Will Take Care of You.  Will he take care of you when hard times come?  There is the perennial question whether Christians should stock up for the future or not.  The term for someone who does this is “prepper.”  Should we be preppers?

In Ex 12:33-36 Israel left Egypt in haste.  They had dough, kneading troughs and clothes.  They borrowed jewels of silver and gold and raiment.  But they surely didn’t have enough food for their entire journey.  God gave them manna to sustain them [Ex 16:13-20].  The manna came each day.  Leftovers bred worms and stank.  There was equality among the Jews.  When God sent quail, many of those who ate the quail died [Num 11:31-33; Ps 78:30-31]. While the jewels were for offerings to build the tabernacle, they ended up using some of the jewels for the golden calf [Ex 32:2-4].  They just needed the Lord and his provision [Deut 2:7; 8:4].  They didn’t even need the extra clothes they took with them when they left.

In Rev 12:6, 14 the Lord will feed Israel for 42 months during the Tribulation.  God will feed them with manna like he fed them in the wilderness [Mic 7:14].  In other words, stocking up will do them no good.  When it comes time for them to flee they will leave in such a hurry that they won’t have time to get anything from their houses [Matt 24:16-18].

In Lk 22:35-36 the disciples lacked nothing when the Lord sent them out without purse, scrip and shoes.  Even later when he instructed them to add those few things to what they carried, they weren’t carrying a stockpile of stuff.  The Lord took care of them.

In 1 Ki 17:10-16 the widow woman took care of Elijah with a cruse of oil and a barrel of meal that only had one days’ provision each day.  They ate from this for a very long time.  She didn’t have a stockpile from which to feed him.  She didn’t need it.

Jesus, Moses, and Elijah fasted 40 days and 40 nights.  John the Baptist lived on locusts and wild honey.  Paul abounded and was abased but he was content.  In every case, the men and women who drew close to the Lord were taken care of.  It is for this reason that the widow could give all her living [Lk 21:1-4].  She knew the Lord would take care of her.

In Jas 5:1-3 preppers find that their riches will be corrupted, their garments will be moth eaten, and their gold and silver will be cankered.  Prov 11:4 says that riches profit not in the day of wrath.  In Prov 30:7-9 Agur only wanted enough food for his convenience.  He knew that an abundance would cause him to deny the Lord.

God will take care of you.  Prepping is not the answer.

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Five Heresies Gal 3:23-29

Galatians 3:23-29 Five Heresies CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO

Paul reveals the truth of justification by faith and the Fact that one Christ came; we could be justified by faith and get out from under the schoolmaster which was the law.  But the result of his revelation has led some preachers and teachers into heresies who have either changed up these verses or misinterpreted them.  Here is the rundown:

  1. By faith under law (v. 23)
    1. II Cor 3:14-18
    2. Certainly had faith in Old Testament  (Heb 11) but not like we do in Christ
    3. No way faith in Christ before Calvary
    4. Peter and other disciples didn’t even believe it
  2. Law is a Schoolmaster (v. 24)
    1. Lead to Christ
    2. Justified by faith
    3. Gal 3:11
  3. Faith no more schoolmaster (v. 25)
    1. Rom 6:12-14
  4. Child by faith (v. 26)
    1. Jn 1:12
    2. I Jn 3:1-2
  5. Baptized into Christ (v. 27)
    1. I Cor 12:13
    2. Eph 2:6
  6. One in Christ (v. 28)
    1. Jn 17:21
  7. Christ’s, Abraham’s, heirs
    1. Rom 8:15-17

 Now for the heresies:

  1. Anti-nomianism – no law, lawless (v. 25)
    1. But Rom 13:6-10
    2. Rom 13:1-4
    3. I Pet 2:17
  2. Fatherhood of God, Brotherhood of Man (v. 26)
    1. “Are children of God”
    2. “No” – by faith in Jesus Christ
    3. Jn 8:44
    4. Acts 13:10
    5. I Jn 3:10
  3. Baptismal Regeneration (v. 27)
    1. 7 Baptisms
    2. “Saved by water”
    3. I Cor 12:13
    4. Rom 6:3-6
    5. Col 2:10-11
    6. Acts 10:44-48
  4. One world and gender neutral (v. 28)
    1. Homosexual
    2. Bond, I Tim 6:1-4
    3. Male/Female, Rom 16, Men and Women
  5. Postmillennialism (v. 29)
    1. Promises to Jesus fulfilled in Church
    2. But Rom 11:25-26
    3. Heb 8

All these come from messing with Scripture instead of simply BELIEVING WHAT IS SAYS.

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The Covenant with Abraham Gal 3:15-22

Galatians 3:15-22 The Covenant With Abraham CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO

  1. The Covenants
    1. Man’s covenant
    2. God with Abraham
  2. Confirmation of the Covenant
    1. Confirmed
  1. “Back it up” – appears
  2. “Bear it out” – born
  3. Isaac, Ishmael, Gen 25 with Rebekah
  4. Promises made, Gen 13:14-17
  5. Righteousness, spiritual and physical
  6. Land, Gen. 15:18
  7.  Gen. 15:4-7
  8. Rom 10:4
  9. Lk 16:16
  10. Acts 7:53
    1. Everlasting covenant, Gen 17:8,19
    2. Lord appeared, 17:1
    3. Lord went up, 17:22
    4. Therefore, no man annuleth or addeth
  1. The Promise of the Covenant
    1. Abraham and seed (v. 16)
    1. Seed and land
    1. Seed, righteousness, and land
  1. The Seed of the Covenant
    1. Seed = Christ
    2. Had to be Jesus because Isaac didn’t live forever; needed Life
    3. Covent confirmed before of God in Christ  (v. 17)
    4. His appearance, Gen 17
    5. His birth, Matt 1:1
  2. The Law
    1. The law 430 and later
    2. Cannot annul
    3. Promise no effect
    4. Ex 12:40-41
  3. The Inheritance (v. 18)
    1. If inheritance is of law, then no more of promise
    2. God to Abraham by promise
  4. The End of Law (v. 19)
    1. So why law? Added because of transgressions
    2. Rom 4:15– make peculiar people, Ex 19:5
    3. Till seed come (promise)
  1. The Ordination of the Law
    1. Ordained (ordain = proclaim, lay down, command, establish) by Angels
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