Summary: The sermon explores the fact that Christ’s deepest desire is to be "formed" in us.
Christ Formed in You
Galatians 4: 12-20
1. Paul’s deepest desire was to see Christ formed in the
A. He reminded them of their past fellowship (12-14).
i. He was willing to live like the Galatians live (12).
ii. He is not currently upset with them (12).
iii. It was an illness that first brought them together
iv. They looked past Paul’s illness and treated him as
one sent by God.
B. Paul now wants to know what happened to that
C. Paul is concerned that the Judiazers are trying to
spiritual harm to the Galatians.
2. The issue of “Christ being formed in them” is one that
Paul is zealous about (17-20).
A. Paul wants to dismantle the arguments of the
B. He wants the Galatians to come back to their pursuit
C. He shares with them how greatly it pains him to see
them fall for these lies.
3. Contemporary Application:
A. You are to have “Christ formed in you.”
B. This is such a serious thing that Paul related his desire
to see this in the Galatians lives to “pains of
C. How do we do this:
ii. Romans 12:2
D. The image here is one of a child developing and
forming in a mother’s womb.