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THE DANGER OF SUPPLEMENTATION

Galatians 1:1-9

1. Supplementation – something is missing

a. addition to

b. amplification of

c. correction of

2. Very like Paul’s 1st Letter

a. Key Words – Law -32; Faith -22 & flesh -18

b. Summation - Galatians 5:1

3. No words of Congratulations or praise

a. Impassioned letter- strain of urgency

b. Galatians were in danger of moving

i. from the freedom of grace

ii. to the slavery of legalism

4. Judaizers had infiltrated their company

a. Paul’s gospel good – not enough

b. Supplement w/rituals & rules– then OK!!!

5. Purpose of Galatians 4 Fold

a. Expose false teachings of the Judaizers

b. Defend His Apostleship

c. Emphasize salvation by grace thru faith alone

d. Exhort Gal. to live in liberty

I. BE SURE OF YOUR GOSPEL! Vs. 1-5

A. REFLECTED IN THE MESSENGER

1. His Character- Paul 1a

a. For 30 + yrs. bore the name Saul

i. 1st King of Israel – Physically gifted

ii. Tragically flawed –Egotistically & Spirit

b. When Paul was Saul he too had problem

i. Persecuted the followers of Jesus

ii. voted for and party to stoning Stephen

2. His Call 1b an apostle-not of men, neither by man

a. Apostle – 2 requirements

i. Specifically selected by Jesus Christ

ii. Literally see the resurrected Jesus

iii. Eliminates today’s so called ‘Apostles’

b. by Jesus Christ, and God the Father

i. young Pastor – I’m not ‘called’ chose to

ii. Church of Christ Doctrine- vocation

iii. not called better stay out of the Pulpit

c. There Will Be Evidence of the Call

i. Recognition By God’s People

ii. Reluctance by the Called

iii. Revelation of God’s Gift

3. His Company 2a And all the Brethren

a. Birds of a feather flock ______________

b. Lay down w/skunks -smell like a skunk

4. His Concern 2b to the churches

a. called out ones

b. Jesus loves the church/gave Himself for

and is Head of the Church

B. REVEALS GOD’S WORK

1. Impartation

a. Grace

b. Peace

i. quietness

ii. rest

iii. set a broken bone

c. from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ

i. His gift to us – unearnable!!

2. Salvation

a. Person - who

b. Price – gave Himself

c. Purpose –for our sins

3. Emancipation

a. Action – He might deliver us

i. verb – snatch up & out

b. Arena – from this present evil world

i. Unsaved walk according to the course of this age Eph 2:2

ii. Blinded to the gospel by satan the god of this age 2 Cor. 4:4

4. Glorification vs. 4c & 5

a. What happened to them was a God thing

b. Didn’t get what deserved -what He gave

c. Msg. glorifies Msgr. something wrong

II. BEWARE OF ITS PERVERSION! v. 6-9

A. Desertion vs. 6

1. Unbelievable – marvel

a. Quickness of it so soon

b. Ugliness of it

2. Unthinkable

a. from Him - Person

b. to another gospel – Position

B. Distortion vs. 7

1. Substitution of fleshly work for God’s grace

C. Damnation vs. 8-9


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