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“Caring for Others” part one
Text: Galatians 6: 1 – 5 
6 Brethren, if a man is [overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5 For each one shall bear his own load.

Introduction – Wow! It has been a very long time since we have seen a period where there are so many hurting people in so many different ways. Spiritual, emotional, physical, financial and mental needs showing up in so many families.
  Our Grandparents told us of the “Great Depression” a part of our Nation’s history where real pain was suffered by so many.
 I quote two different statements that we a part of God’s Family must remember; 
“We can’t always remove the suffering.”
“We can’t always pray away the pain”.

That being true we must care deeply for each other. We are the “Church”.
 Pray for help for each of us;

I.Our Justification Puts Us in / Part Of the Body of Christ

A. “Justification, when a Believer is legally made right with God.
Galatians 5:1
 5 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

B.Liberty – Freedom from sin and its condemnation.

C.2 Corinthians 3:17
  17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

 John 8:32 
32And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”


II.Our Justification Puts Us into a Spiritually Responsible Lifestyle
A.Galatians 5:25
 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

B.‘Keeping in step with the Spirit.”  
Romans 8:6 
6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

C.Living in the embrace / influence of the fruit of the Spirit  
Galatians 5:22 – 23
 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

III.Our Justification Puts Us in Being Responsible to the Family Of God
A.Galatians 5:26
 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another

Galatians 5:13 
13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.


B.Quote “we must stop challenging others and when possible start
supporting them.

C.Romans 12: 9 – 10 
9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

Conclusion - Over the next few weeks we are going to be looking at how we can support others.




April 18, 2021
“Caring for Others” part 2

Relationships For those Living in Liberty

Text: Galatians 5: 24 – 26 
24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Introduction – Last week we looked at how living “In Christ” – Liberty.
Human relationships are still part of a Christian’s life. Paul makes it so clear that
God wishes to assist us in this matter. 
Let us make quick commentary of our text;

A.Verse 24 – Personally Crucified
1.Breaking the power of the sinful nature
2.Cleansing the Presence of the Sinful Nature

B.Verse 25 – “Walking in Step with the Spirit” 
Galatians 2:20
 20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

C.Verse 26 – Pride always leads to Strife (Challenge) 
and Envy ( Comparison)


Let us learn together;


I.Choose to Not Be Conceited
A.Galatians 5:26a 
26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Philippians 2:3a
 3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

B.Embracing God’s love over pride is tough.

C.Self-promotion is not in 1 Corinthians 13, the warning against is!!

II.Choose Not to Challenge
A.Galatians 5:26b  
26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

B.Philippians 2:4
 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

C.God demands a complete mastery over selfishness.

D.Thinking of others on a real level is rare



III.Choose Not to Compare
A.Galatians 5:26c 
26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

B.Philippians 2:3b 
but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

C.Comparing yourself with others is so dangerous! Be Careful!!

D.Personal expectations can become self-comparisons and they can so hurt us!  

Conclusion – God Please help us to live out your Love to Others!




April 25, 2021

Caring for Others part three

Helping Release the Trap
Text:
 Galatians 6:1 – 3
 6 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Introduction – The Blessed can be caught in and by sin. Satan sets traps for all the redeemed. If or when we find ourselves “caught’ we may need help by our friends to get released.

Today gives us the blueprint on how to help setting traps free. Remember
  Caught by sin is to be overtaken by unpremeditated disobedience. Like being caught in a snare.
We’re told to restore those caught, many times the more they struggle alone the more damage done. Maybe to the point of death. The word for restore is like the word used to reset a broken bone.
So mending can begin.

I.Restore in an Attitude of Gentleness
A.Galatians 6:1a
6 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted

B.Ephesians 4:2 
2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,

C.The Truth can be given in a way in which one helps even to the place of hurting without a spirit of punishing.

D.Discipline without destroying

II.Restore in an Attitude of Compassion
A.Galatians 6:1b
6 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted

B.Galatians 5:15 
15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!

C.Why is it so easy to fall into the belief that bad things could never happen to us or ours?

D.Lamentation 3:22 
22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.

 God gives us compassion we can give the same.

III.Restore in an Attitude Without Arrogance

A.Galatians 6:1c
6 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted


B.Romans 12:3 
3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

C.Arrogance – “a personal feeling of exception or superiority”

D.We must keep “bearing our own load”  

Galatians 6:5
5 For each one shall bear his own load.

Conclusion – Let us keep helping others remove their snares!!



May 2, 2021
 “Caring For Others “ part four  
Try A Little Kindness

Text: 
Galatians 6:2  
2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 5:14 
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Introduction 
 In the start of our lesson today let us point out two important things;

A.Galatians 6:2  
God’s statutes demand it be a part of the believer’s lifestyle. 
Helping others.

B.Galatians 5:14 
Love is our Foundation to caring for others burdens.
How do we put assisting others in practice?


I.Willingness to Work to Support Others

A.1 Timothy 5:8
8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

B.Resources for others flows from a hard worker

C.“You can’t Loose what you give away



II.Willingness to React to Need

A.Luke 10: 30 – 37 
30 Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’ 36 So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?”
37 And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

B.In spite of schedule or social conditions

C.Gentleness to those hurting



III.Willingness to be Part of A Church Family

A.Hebrews 10: 24 – 25
 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

B.How can we support others if you do not give others the opportunity?

C.The Family is not perfect but we need to carry others when needed.

Conclusion - Do we care enough to get involved?   





May 9, 2021