Christ Formed in You

Text: Galatians 4:12-20
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
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Date: November 18, 2012

The Apostle Paul is beside himself with grief over the defection of the Galatians.  He has defended the gospel using Scripture and sounds theological arguments.  In today’s passage Paul makes it personal.  He is absolutely astonished that they would allow themselves to be seduced by false teachers who would rob them of their freedom and joy.  He contrasts the motives of the false teachers, who seek followers for themselves, with his own – simply that they grow in Christlikeness.

False teachers today are seeking followers for themselves by drawing people away from the gospel.  We must not only be prepared to defend the gospel, but also, like Paul, we must care deeply as we seek to point people back to Christ.

Posted on November 18th, 2012 | Permalink