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

Galatian believers.

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

fellowship (15).

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

of Christ.

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:

i. Galatians 2:20

ii. Romans 12:2

D. The image here is one of a child developing and

forming in a mother’s womb.

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