Conviction Or Compliance? by Johnny Hunt

CONVICTION OR COMPLIANCE?

Gal. 2:11-19
Sept. 5, 1993

INTRODUCTION: Peter was yielding to the pressure from the
legalizers and was adding law to grace; trouble groups in
churches put on pressure; this brought about division in the
church; took wind out of sails.

I. PAUL'S REBUKE TO PETER. v. 11-13

A. TO HIS FACE. 11

"withstood" - to set one's self
against; to oppose; verb implies
that the initial attack came from the
other side.

"Because he was to blame" - because
he stood condemned by Antioch
Christians

B. BECAUSE OF HIS FEAR. 12

"eat with" - implies close
fellowship

"withdrew" - speaks of retreat on the
part of Peter from motives of
caution; imperfect tense = gradual;
under pressure of their criticism.
Peter's personality - Jesus' death

C. BECAUSE OF HIS FALSE PRETENSION. 13

"dissembled" - the act of
concealing one's real character;
to answer from under, as an actor
under a mask.
1. It Hurt Him. 13a

2. It Hindered Others. 13b

"Barnabas" - son of
encouragement; evangelist to
Gentiles.

We see no real change of
conviction but pressure that
brought compl ...


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