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  • How Are You Being Formed ?

    Contributed by Stuart Blount on Apr 19, 2001
    based on 84 ratings

    What is shaping us is of great importance to our progress as followers of Jesus. God’s desire for us is transFORMation.

    WHAT IS FORMING YOU ? Galatians 4:12-20 ….. Key verse: 19: “My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is FORMED in you …..” What shapes you ? What is the goal of life ? What forms who I am ? These are really important questions for anyone who can honestly more

  • The Potter's Hands Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 28, 2018

    In order to have Christ formed in us, we look to Galatians 4:12-20, where the Apostle Paul shows: 1) The Godly Example. (Galatians 4:12a.) 2) The Godly Focus. (Galatians 4:12-16 3) The Deadly Distraction. (Galatians 4:17-18) and finally: 4) The Godly Objective: (Galatians 4:19-20)

    How you are right now going into 2019 is a result of the choices you have made in 2018. Your fitness, knowledge, compassion and ability to show mercy is a result of how you have cultivated those disciplines in 2018. What is formed in you is a result of how you have allowed yourself to be formed. If more

  • Because Of Their Loss Of Joy

    Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 26, 2019

    Paul had a genius for developing deep and lasting friendships. Between him and his spiritual children there was always shared feelings and reactions in times of suffering and victory.

    November 16, 2013 The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians Tom Lowe Chapter III.C.1.b: Because of their Loss of Joy (4:12-20) Galatians 4.12-20 (KJV) 12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all. 13 Ye know how through infirmity of the more

  • Feeling Like A Failure Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Apr 30, 2002
    based on 60 ratings

    Spiritual parenting can be painful.

    FEELING LIKE A FAILURE Galatians 4:8-20 S: Failure and Discipleship Th: Grace-Full Living Pr: SPIRITUAL PARENTING CAN BE PAINFUL. ?: What? Over what? KW: Issues TS: We will find in Galatians 4:8-20, three issues that demonstrate the pain of spiritual parenting. The _____ issue that demonstrates more

  • Back Into Bondage Series

    Contributed by Guy Caley on Jun 8, 2002
    based on 115 ratings

    Having left the bondage of sin, the Galatians seem ready to go into the bondage of the Law. This message contrasts the ways of the Law and Gospel

    Supreme Court Justice Horace Gray once informed a man who had appeared before him in a lower court and had escaped conviction on a technicality, "I know that you are guilty and you know it, and I wish you to remember that one day you will stand before a better and wiser Judge, and that there you more

  • "God In A Box"

    Contributed by J. Douglas Duty Jr. on Nov 27, 2003
    based on 34 ratings

    Christians living a God filled life

    “God in a Box” Galatians 4:8-20 Nov 30, 2003 Well we have come to that time of year… Friday was the biggest shopping day, decorations started going up, people start planning parties and gifts are already being bought and boxed up… This time of year reminds me, well not really the time but more

  • Back To Slavery Or Forward To A Christ Filled Life

    Contributed by James Tetley on Feb 14, 2006
    based on 15 ratings

    BIG IDEA: The formation of Christ in us should be our life’s desire and work BIG RESPONSE: To see the formation of Christ as our TOP priority

    INTRODUCTION Have you ever noticed how all of the recent blockbuster hits at the cinema have at their core a battle of good vs. evil. In Harry Potter its Potter vs. Voldamort, in Narnia its Aslan vs. the White Witch, or going back in Star Wars we see Skywalker vs. Darth Vader. Here in more

  • It's All About Relationships Series

    Contributed by Richard Sharp on Jan 9, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    In the opening verses of Galatians 4, Paul shares about our relationship with God and our relationship with others. How do they relate? How important our relationships to God?

    Galatians 4:1-16 It’s All about Relationships Ben Hooper was born in Newport, Tennessee in 1870 He was born out of wedlock , to Sarah Wade. As a result, He had a tough childhood, being taunted by others. In his early school years , his Grandfather died, and his mother was forced to place Ben more

  • Modern-Day Legalism (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Greg Powell on Sep 22, 2020
    based on 3 ratings

    We have seen how legalism in Paul’s day added works to salvation, but that is largely not what modern-day legalism is in the church now. Legalism for us applies in the area of how we perceive our sanctification and how we portray our spirituality to others.

    INTRO: I need to explain what is going on with the next couple of messages. We have dipped our toe in the water of legalism as it has been addressed in the book of Galatians so far. I am going to take a couple messages and jump into the entire pool of what legalism looks like for us today. We more

  • Modern-Day Legalism (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by Greg Powell on Sep 22, 2020
    based on 1 rating

    Legalism is potentially such a damaging, deceitful, and depressing way to view the Christian life.

    INTRO: I’ve tried to be very clear and practical at each point in this topic about what legalism is, what it does, and what it looks like. We spent the last message covering the statements a legalist might say, the specifics of legalism as far as the actual fundamental definitions of this way of more

  • Living As A Slave When You Are A Son Or Daughter

    Contributed by Ray Searan on Feb 20, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Many well-meaning Christians today get involved in legalism in a desire to become better Christians. Legalism means "a relationship that is governed by rules or by law."

    Text: Galatians 4:1-18 (NASB) Introduction: Many well-meaning Christians today get involved in legalism in a desire to become better Christians. Legalism means "a relationship that is governed by rules or by law." Their motives may be right, but their method is wrong. At Galatia, these more

  • True Christianity: Three Distortions In Christianity

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Apr 18, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    There are forces at work undermining the Christian faith. Paul suggests that the forces seemingly come from within our Christian faith.

    Body of Lies Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe Plot: A CIA operative, Roger Ferris, uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan. When Ferris devises a plan to infiltrate his network, he must first win the backing of cunning more

  • Redemption, Adoption And Inspiration, Or Slavery! Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Nov 13, 2005
    based on 19 ratings

    There are two tempting traps that return us to slavery. One is clearly sinful, the other looks and smells religious, but actually is bondage. Paul asks, "Who’s your Mother?" It makes all the difference!

    It was April 17, 1957 at 12:05 a.m. in a hospital in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. A baby boy was born to Charles and Betty Nance. He was their first born son. Three years earlier they had a daughter, and five and seven years later they would have two more boys. This is my family. You know, I had no more

  • Galatians Part 4 - "Be Heirs Not Slaves!" Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Sep 24, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    Paul challenged the Galatians to not go back to being slaves and being trapped in the bondage of sin but instead become and heir of God and be free from sin by the Spirit.

    Galatians part 4 – Be heirs not slaves! Thesis: Paul challenged the Galatians to not go back to being slaves and being trapped in the bondage of sin but instead become and heir of God and be free from sin by the Spirit. Introduction: As we have been progressing through the book of Galatians we more

  • Christ Formed In You Series

    Contributed by Darrell Tomasek on Oct 25, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    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 more