Summary: This is the 46th sermon in the Action Series. This series began during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study in Acts will also include the letters written to the Churches. This is the 12th sermon from the Letter to the Galatians.

Series: Action [#46]


Galatians 6:1-18


As we conclude Galatians today, I want to further discuss your freedom in Christ. This entire letter is about not giving up your freedom in Christ for rituals.

When I worked for McDonald’s in Canyon, TX; I was an Assistant Manager. It was around this time of year, which meant we sold many fish sandwiches. We were busy, and a woman, (who I knew) came inside the Restaurant and said to me, “I told you no tartar sauce”; and then preceded to rub that sauce off of the bun onto my face and down to my shirt. Of course, in my mind I was not thinking nice things; but my response was, “I am very sorry, let me get you what you ordered”. Why did I react this way? I worked with several people who were not saved, and they were always looking for a reason to say negative things about Christianity.

I was free to handle that situation however I wanted to, and I chose to live free in Christ. By the way, this woman who was an important member of an important Baptist Church in town; returned the next day to apologize to me. What do you do with your freedom in Christ?

Galatians 6:1-10

What should you do with your freedom?

1. Share your freedom.

You share your freedom by…

* Restoring other believers.

It is just part of life- People do wrong. It is important that we notice that we are to restore Christians. The most important word in that verse is, “gently”. When you restore a fellow believer, you need to guard your own life. If you are not careful you will find yourself in the same mess.

You share your freedom by…

* Carrying each other’s burdens.

In situations when people are hurting, many of us have quoted this Scripture.

1 Corinthians 10:13

Christians need to understand that God uses us to help others carry their burdens. We are how others make it through difficult times.

You share your freedom by…

* Testing your own actions.

You can never help others until you put them ahead of yourself. Helping others is not about being recognized or patted on the back. Don’t compare yourself to others; but make Jesus Christ the standard in which to live by.

You share your freedom by…

* Carrying your own load.

You must examine and deal with yourself. Don’t take advantage of others. Do your part. You will reap what you sow.

You share your freedom by…

* Not getting tired of doing good.

It is easy to say, “If you can’t beat them join them”. It is easy to say, “What am I getting out of this”? You need to continue to do good and not worry about the results. God will bless you for what you are doing- It might not be immediate; but it will happen.

Galatians 6:11-18

2. Don’t forget about your freedom.

You remember your freedom by…

* Not being hindered by religious rituals.

Paul warned them over and over again about being trapped by religious rituals. We have spiritual freedom through the cross of Jesus Christ.

You remember your freedom by…

* Not being hindered by popularity.

Who cares about what everyone thinks? We are called to follow Christ, not to make religious people happy.

You remember your freedom by…

* Focusing on Jesus Christ.

You are a new creation in Jesus Christ. That is where your focus must remain.


What is hindering you? Do you want to experience joy and peace in your life? Christ sums it up for us best.

Matthew 6:33

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