June 26, 2022 PM
(#24 in series)
Galatians: The Consequences of Failing to Stand Firm
Throughout the New Testament, God tells His people to stand firm. We are told to…
- Stand firm in our __. (1 Corinthians 16:13; 2 Corinthians 1:24)
- Stand firm in the full armor of God. (Ephesians 6:13-18)
- Stand firm the unity of the __. (Philippians 1:27)
- Stand firm in the Lord. (Philippians 4:1)
- Stand firm in the __ of the apostles. (2 Thessalonians 2:15)
- Stand firm in freedom. (Galatians 5:1)
If you're not continually __ yourself with the truths of grace, you will gradually drift into bondage and not even know it.
Grace is not a license to sin; it's empowerment to fulfill our created __.
What are the consequences of failing to stand firm in the freedom we have in Christ?
1) Failing to stand firm in freedom places us back under the yoke of __. (v. 1)
“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.”
The unsaved person wears a yoke of __. (Lamentations 1:14)
The __ wears the yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1)
The grace-based believer wears the yoke of __. (Matthew 11:28-30)
Freedom is not the ability to do whatever we __; freedom is the ability to do what's __.
2) Failing to stand firm in freedom forfeits our spiritual __ making us a debtor again. (vv. 2-3)
“Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you. And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law.”