Galatians 6: 1-18 Final Thoughts
Preached on November 21st, 2021 by Senior Pastor Adam Utecht
- Clean up the of others (v. 1-6)
- against others (v. 1-2)
- (v. 3)
- (v. 4-5)
- Keep doing (v. 6-10)
- with those who teach you (v. 6)
- Read Galatians 6:1. What should we do when a brother or sister is caught in sin? How should we do it? Read Matthew 18:15-17 for more details on how to lovingly confront someone caught in sin.
- How can you carry someone’s burdens this week? How can you allow a brother or sister in Christ carry your burden?
- Read Galatians 6:3. How does pride show up in your life? What can you do to battle a prideful heart? Read Romans 12:1-3.
- Read Galatians 6:4-5. How is comparison a problem in our lives? Read Romans 14:12.
- Read Galatians 6:7-8.
- John Stott describes what it looks like to sow to the flesh: “To ‘so to the flesh’ is to pander to it, cuddle and stroke it, instead of crucifying it. The seeds we sow are largely thoughts and deeds. Every time we allow our mind to harbour a grudge, nurse a grievance, entertain an impure fantasy, or wallow in self-pity, we are sowing to the flesh. Every time we linger in bad company whose insidious influence we know we cannot resist, every time we lie in bed when we ought to be up and praying, every time we read pornographic literature, every time we take a risk which strains our self-control, we are sowing, sowing, sowing to the flesh. Some Christians sow to the flesh every day and wonder why they do not reap holiness.”
- How are you sowing to the flesh? What will you do this week to stop?
- John Stott describes what it looks like to sow to the Spirit “We are to ‘seek’ and to ‘set our minds on’ the things of God, ‘thing that are above, not…things that are on earth’ (Col. 3:1, 2). By the books we read, the company we keep and the leisure occupations we pursue we can be ‘sowing to the Spirit.’ Then we are to foster disciplined habits of devotion in private and in public, in daily prayer and Bible reading, and it worship with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s Day. All this is ‘sowing to the Spirit’; without it there can be no harvest of the Spirit, no ‘fruit of the Spirit.’”
- How are you sowing to the Spirit? What will you do this week to continue?
- Read 2 Cor. 9:6-8. How are you sowing for eternity?
- Read Galatians 6:9-10. What causes you to lose heart or stop doing what is right?
- Read Galatians 6:12-13. What is the motivation for those who compel Gentiles to be circumcised? What is a modern day “circumcision”? In other words, what do religious people compel unbelievers to do to be accepted by God?
- Read Galatians 6:14. What do you find yourself boasting in the most? What does it look like to boast in the cross of Jesus? How can you boast more in the cross.
- How can you be “crucified to the world”?
- Read Galatians 6:17 and now read about Paul’s suffering in 11:24-25. In what ways are American Christians unprepared for real suffering? In what ways are we soft?
- Why do you think Galatians ends with grace (Galatians 6:18)?