by Donald Cantrell

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Guaranteeing Grace at Galatia (2 of 10)
Series: Galatians
Donald Cantrell
Galatians 2:1-10

I - The Council Discussed (1 - 2)
II - The Circumcision Debate (3)
III - The Critics Dismissed (4 - 5)
IV - The Compelling Deduction (6)
V - The Conclusive Declaration (7 - 8)
VI - The Congratulatory Departure (9 - 10)

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I will never forget going to a High School Basketball Seminar onetime in Rome, Georgia. The speaker for this training session was a man by the name of ''Ray McClure'' or better known as ''Ray the Ref''. In this seminar to train basketball officials I heard him make a statement that has always stuck with me. He told us to call the game by the rules and the only way you can do that is to know the rules. That sounds so simple but it is not as simple as it sounds.

In officiating you have all different kinds of officials, some have all of the proper gear and they look the part but they don't know the rules. Some know the rules but have no clue on how to call a real game. Some are in awesome shape but do not have a clue on how to handle the calling of a game. Then you have those that want to make up their own rules, this is a major issue. On top of all of the above, you have those that prefer to ignore certain rules.

The best officials are those that know the rules and apply the rules without partiality or favoritism. In this sermon we see Paul going to Jerusalem to find out if the gospel that he was preaching lined up with the gospel that the other apostles were preaching. He had not talked to any of the apostles since he had visited Jerusalem fourteen years earlier. Paul was preaching the gospel of grace to the Gentiles and Peter and the other apostles were preaching the gospel of grace to the Jews and Paul wanted verification that both men and both messages were in alignment.

I - The Council Discussed (1 - 2)

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