Would you open your Bibles tonight to the book of Galatians, chapter 3? I want to read verses 1 – 5. I will be referring to some other verses throughout the course of the message tonight, but I want us to begin with just these five verses:
O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified? I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort? Have you suffered so much for nothing--if it really was for nothing? Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?
O you foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you? Who has cast a spell on you? Who has hypnotized you that you should not obey the truth? I've always been a poor sleeper. Even to this day I can never really remember having a good night's sleep or getting up feeling rested. I don't like these people who jump out of bed singing every morning. I think it is of the devil. I take getting up very seriously. I don't believe you should jump out of bed. I believe you ought to sit on the side of the bed there for ten minutes with your head cupped in your hands, realizing that it is dangerous out there. I have always been a very poor sleeper.
When I was pastor, I went for about six months where I just didn't get any sleep at all. I finally decided to go to the doctor to see if he could find out what was wrong with me. There had to be something wrong that was keeping me from sleeping. He ran these tests. I went back in a few days later. I was sitting in his office, and he walked in with the folder that contained the results of my tests. He said, well, preacher, I can't find anything wrong with you. I can't find anything or ...
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