by Rick White

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Operation Confrontation! (4 of 13)
Series: Bondage Breaker
Rick White
Galatians 2:11-16

Message Truth: As believers we are accountable to one another. We are equal members of the family of faith, and we are responsible to one another and to our Lord for our behavior as well as our belief.

Gal. 2:11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For prior to the coming of certain men from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he {began} to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision. 13 And the rest of the Jews joined him in hypocrisy, with the result that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy. 14 But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in the presence of all, "If you, being a Jew, live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how {is it that} you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews? 15 "We {are} Jews by nature, and not sinners from among the Gentiles; 16 nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified.

Introduction: Someone has said that the history of man can be more easily traced by his wars than by his accomplishments. Sad but true. Even sadder is the grim reality that exist in Christian history. Conflict has always been a part of the community of faith.
Lot caused a great quarrel with Abraham.
Absalom created a war for David.
The disciples argued over greatness in the kingdom.
The Corinthians were competing in public meetings.
The Galatians were biting and devouring one another.
The Ephesians had to be admonished regarding spiritual unity.
The church at Phillippi had two women out of fellowship.
James had strong words for his ...

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