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The Marks of the Master (16 of 16)
Series: Being Set Free: Galatians
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.MAKING OF THE MARKS
II. MEANINGS OF THE MARKS
III. MESSAGE OF THE MARKS
If you have your Bible I want to invite your attention to Galatians Chapter 6 for our study of God's word. This will be our last message from the book of Galatians as we have been talking about Galatians and from Galatians on Sunday nights.
We are going to go into a very brief series about confidence in Christ and for the next four Sunday nights we'll be talking about that confidence that Christ wants us to have and how we can have that proper confidence that the Lord would put in our hearts.
Galatians Chapter 6 and tonight's message is called, The Marks of the Master. Are you marked by the Master? Do you wear the marks of the Master?
As Paul comes to close his letter to the church at the church at Galatia, in Verse 14 he says, " BUT GOD FORBID THAT I SHOULD GLORY SAVED IN THE CROSS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, BY WHOM[A] THE WORLD HAS BEEN CRUCIFIED TO ME, AND I TO THE WORLD.
FOR IN CHRIST JESUS NEITHER CIRCUMCISION AVAILETH ANYTHING NOR UNCIRCUMCISION, BUT A NEW CREATION. AND AS MANY AS WALK ACCORDING TO THIS RULE, PEACE BE ON THEM AND MERCY, AND UPON THE ISRAEL OF GOD.
FROM NOW ON LET NO ONE TROUBLE ME, FOR I BEAR IN MY BODY THE MARKS OF THE LORD JESUS. BRETHREN, THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST BE WITH YOUR SPIRIT. AMEN."
You'll remember that Paul is writing to address some accusations that had been made about his ministry, some criticism that has come concerning his claim of apostleship.
The big problem was that the Judaizers, those who were trying to call the people back to an Old Testament kind of faith, an Old Testament kind of religion, had said Paul is not authentic as an apostle because if he were authentic.
If he were real, if he were genuine he would be requiring people not only to believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ but he would be requiring of ...
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