SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

SHINING STIGMATA AT GALATIA (10 OF 10)

by Donald Cantrell


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Shining Stigmata at Galatia (10 of 10)
Series: Galatians
Donald Cantrell
Galatians 6:1-18


I - Bearing Burdens of the Fallen (1 - 5)
A) The Selective Salutation (1a)
B) The Sinful Situation (1b)
C) The Spiritual Solicitation (1c)
D) The Somber Speculation (1d)
E) The Scriptural Signification (2)
F) The Sobering Summation (3)
G) The Significant Standardization (4 - 5)

II - Bestowing Blessings upon the Faithful (6 - 10)
A) Giving Specified (6)
B) Grief Shunned (7 - 8)
C) Goodness Sought (9 - 10)

III - Belittling Braggers within the Flock (11 - 13)
A) The Strange insertion (11)
B) The Selfish Intentions (12 - 13)

IV - Boldly Bonding inside the Fold (14 - 18)
A) Christ Crucified (14)
B) Circumcision Disqualified (15a)
C) Change Magnified (15b)
D) Citizenship Fortified (16)
E) Critics Vilified (17)
F) Comfort Solidified (18)

WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW

F.B. Meyer once said that when we see a brother or sister in sin, there are three things we do not know:

First, we do not know how hard he or she tried not to sin.

Second, we do not know the power of the forces that assailed him or her.

Thirdly, we also do not know what we would have done in the same circumstances.

We should keep this in mind the next time we see a brother or sister that has fallen or stumbled in their Christian walk.

SOWING AND REAPING

There is a famous (and doubtless apocryphal) story about Horatio Bottomley, the politician and convicted fraudster, who was stitching mailbags in prison when a chaplain caught sight of him.

''Sewing, Bottomley?'' said the priest.

''No,'' he replied. ''Reaping.''

Sowing and reaping is the perpetual law of life. In our lesson today we will discuss the foolishness of not sowing properly with our monetary goods.

Paul emphasizes the importance of the cross in our passage:

George MacLeod ''I simply argue that the cross be raised again at the center of the market place as well as on the steeple of the church, I ...

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