Helping One Another
Sermon shared by Carl Willis
Summary: Everyday we have the opportunity to give life or take life, simply by our willingness to lend a hand and shoulder the burdens of another.
Audience: General adults
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Galatians 6:1 (NLT)
Dear brothers and sisters, if another Christian is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.
The concept of accountability
Watching out for one another
Speaking objectively into the life of another
Helping others see the dangers and consequences of
Done with love and humility
Getting off course yourself
Opening yourself up to dangerout temptations
Galatians 6:2-3 (NLT)
Share each others troubles and problems, and in this way obey the law of Christ.  If you think you are too important to help someone in need, you are only fooling yourself. You are really a nobody.
Shouldering the Load
Carrying anothers burdens
Lending a hand
Helping with resources
Not allowing your brother to give up
Not too big
There is never a valid reason for unwillingness to
Your willingness to give shows your true value
Galatians 6:4-5 (NLT)
Be sure to do what you should, for then you will enjoy the personal satisfaction of having done your work well, and you wont need to compare yourself to anyone else.  For we are each responsible for our own conduct.
Responsible for You
We need to give our very best
In all we do
For Gods glory
Leads to boasting
Leads to destructive attitudes
An audience of One
The only opinion that truly matters is Gods
The benchmark will be your obedience and effort to
Galatians 6:6 (NLT)
Those who are taught the word of God should help their teachers by paying them.
Expressions of Gratefulness
Care for the teacher
Meeting the physical and material needs
Not done out of obligation
Done from a heart of gratitude
Galatians 6:7-8 (NLT)
Dont be misled. Remember that you cant ignore God and get away with it. You will always reap what you sow!  Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful desires will harvest the consequences of decay and death. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.
Principles of Farming
Reaping and sowing
The fruit you produce is directly tied to the seed
you have sown
Selfishness bears out greater selfishness
Sinful living bears out destructive consequences
Spirit filled living produces Christlike
The transformed life
Only comes from sowing transforming habits
Galatians 6:9-10 (NLT)
So dont get tired of doing what is good. Dont get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.  Whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone, especially to our Christian brothers and sisters.
When the Time is Right
The reward of faithful perseverance
Will be received in Gods perfect timing
Opportunities for good
We should daily be seeking these opportunities
We should strive to be a blessing to all we come
into contact with
A life giver, not a life taker
Have You been a Blessing Today???
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