Branded For Christ
Would you take God's word please tonight and turn to Galatians chapter six, thank you Ken for that music and thank you for leading us. I don't think that you could have sung a song that would have been more apropos for the message tonight than the one that you just sang. Galatians chapter six and verse seventeen. From henceforth let no man trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. I want to speak to you tonight on this subject. BRANDED FOR CHRIST. Branded for Christ. Or perhaps I might say the marks of a master. Some years ago somebody came up with this question, if you were arrested for being a Christian would there be enough evidence to convict you? That's a good question, isn't it? Let me ask you again. If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
The apostle Paul was being accused. He was not being accused of being a Christian, he was really being accused of not being a Christian or at least if they were accusing him of not being an apostle, not being a God called man, not being worthy of apostleship and leadership and he was being accused by some people that we will call Judizers and they were saying that Paul was not really a true preacher, not really an apostle, they were saying if Paul were truly an apostle he would have everybody follow the Jewish laws of circumcision and all of these other things. And so, they were criticizing Paul and they were persecution Paul.
The verse that I've just read to you is Paul's answer to them. These people who were bothering him, these people who were pestering him and I want you to listen to his answer again. From henceforth let no man trouble me for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
What did Paul mean by that? Paul had scars on his body, he had literal disfigurements, he had been wounded, be had been bruised, he had been broken, he ...
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