*THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING THE GOSPEL RIGHT*
*INTRO:* Jesus /"came into this world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost," /said the apostle Paul.
His coming was grace personified.
Grace refers to a free gift and Jesus is that gift- John *3*:16.
It seems like an easy message to discern and entertain, but perhaps that depends on one's background and upbringing.
/**THE PLAYERS MAKE THE PLAY*
/**Paul- Jew Turned Christian, Apostle To Gentiles*
*Galatians- Feisty, Fickle Mix of Jews and Gentiles, Now Christians*
*Judaizers- Those Jews Who Embraced Christ But Added Law*
/**THE PROBLEM OF THE AGES*
/**VIDEO- /"Houston, We Have A Problem"/*
*Larger Problem Is A Distorted Gospel.
*1. **God did NOT /"give"/ his only Son.*
*Salvation by /grace/ is a lie.*
*Romans 11:6- is an error.*
*2. **Sad Situation: Deserting God.-Gal.
*1. **Desertion has the meaning treason.
If guilty of this we are rejecting God's plan for our own.*
*This is not through agnosticism or atheism.*
*Just influence of judaizers(Acts 14:27-15:12)*
/**/"there are some who are a disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Chris/**/t..."/*
/**/The wording in Gal.
1:6,7 includes: heteros and allos/*
*/I wonder that ye are so quickly removed from Him who did call you in the grace of Christ to another good news; that is not another..." Young's Literal/*
/**These Christians Were Leaving The Grace of God and Leaving The God Of Grace! *
/**The perverted gospel transforms the gospel from good news about what God has done for us into advice about what we need to d**o.*
*In a subtle way, we end up believing our faith and not the object of our faith is savio**r.*
*The end result of the preacher is /"accursed"/*
*While the end result for the practitioner is a fall from grace.-
*3. **PRACTICAL APPLICATION FOR US*
*1. **We Must Make Every Effort To Put Our Trust In Jesus And Not In Our Own Actions*
/**/"...the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age"/*
*2. **The first three verses of Galatians 3 nail it down.*
*2. **We Must Not Be Content To Identify /"Law " /As /"Law of Moses" /Every Time.*
*1. **A couple of examples: 2:16; 3:1-3*
*Law- /"a legalistic code where one violation condemns"-/ cf.
/**Whenever We Find Ourselves Thinking, /"I am saved because I did.
______" /We Are In Trouble.*
*1. **This does not nullify /conditional salvation.
*It does point to the real reason for our salvation.
/**A Lack Of Spirituality Arises While We Practice Self-Sufficiency.
/**Prayer is not so important, as we are already obedient.*
*Confession and sharing can be easily circumvented as unnecessary.*
*Then, the church is on the road toward institutionalism!*
/**Examine Yourself To See If Your Upbringing Encouraged Living By Faith or By Works.*
/**This, of course, in within yourself.
/**If you need to repent remember that it is to Jesus that you turn.
Sunday Night, March 7~/10