Bear (endure, carry) one another's burdens andJoseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah) and complete Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.what is lacking .
For if any person thinks himself to be somebody when he is nobody , he deceives and deludes and cheats himself.
But let every person carefully scrutinize and examine and test his own conduct and his own work. He can then have the personal satisfaction and joy of doing something commendable without boastful comparison with his neighbor.
For every person will have to bear (Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.be equal to understanding and calmly receive) his own load Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon..
Let him who receives instruction in the Word share all good things with his teacher .
Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked Matthew Henry, Commentary on the Holy Bible.by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) For whatever a man sows, that andMarvin Vincent, Word Studies.that only is what he will reap.
For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.
So then, as occasion and opportunity open up to us, let us do good to all people . Be mindful to be a blessing, especially to those of the household of faith .
See with what large letters I am writing with my own hand.
Those who want to make a good impression and a fine show in the flesh would try to compel you to receive circumcision, simply so that they may escape being persecuted for allegiance to the cross of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
For even the circumcised themselves do not keep the Law, but they want to have you circumcised in order that they may glory in your flesh (your subjection to external rites).
But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) through Whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world!
For neither is circumcision of any importance, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation .
Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule , even upon the Israel of God!
From now on let no person trouble me , for I bear on my body the marks of the Lord Jesus !
The grace (spiritual favor, blessing) of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah) be with your spirit, brethren. Amen (so be it).
Summary: I remember one Sunday many years ago a pastor was preaching on the Fruits of the Spirit. To get his message across better he brought with him real fruit. For example, a “peach” stood for goodness because a peach is soft and pleasant, and juicy.
Summary: The object of all admonition is the restoration of a person at odds with God because of persistent, intentional, defiant, high handed sin. We would warn someone about a physical danger. We also need to warn about spiritual danger.l
Summary: What is servant evangelism: It is demonstrating the kindness of God The Love God by offering to do some act of humble service with no strings attached. Do the small thing to show the main thing -- God's Love.
Summary: G.U.T.S: Sacrifice- What kinds of burdens should we carry? (Series idea from Mike Mack in his book, Small Group Vital Signs, pgs. 103-111; Outline from Bob Russell and Rusty Russell's book, The Power of One Another, chapter 7, pgs. 97-108)
Summary: At Thanksgiving, we think of many things we’re thankful for – our families, jobs, health, food, friends, church, being Americans, etc. Darlene Zschech mentioned one more – "Thank You for the cross, Lord." Let's look at that.
Summary: Exactly like our physical body our spiritual body consists of individuals and relationships carrying out specific functions! Our survival depends on our ability to maintain and at times restore our internal environment.
Summary: We are told what really counts. Paul closes the letter to the Galatians with his own hand and using large letters. It would be like using bold print in an email. It is his way of saying pay close attention to this section of the letter.
Summary: Do we live like a new creation because of what Jesus has done; or are we still trying to win the approval of the world? Paul's conclusion to Galatians is an encouragement to all believers to devote themselves fully to living only for Christ.