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A Message on the nature of being one in Christ.

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Galatians 3:28 KJV 1900
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Pre-Sermon Ice-Breaker

On a rural road, a state trooper pulled a farmer over and said, “Sir, do you realize your wife fell out of the car several miles back?” To which the farmer replied: “Thank God, I thought I gone deaf!”

Introduction

Many things throughout the course of time have been called - The Great Equalizer
The gun
Horace Man in 1848 said that Education was the great equalizer.
Last March Madonna said that COVID-19 was the great equalizer
Others have postulated things like social media, the internet or entrepreneurship are the great equalizer.
Our message today will identify the true great equalizer.
Our theme for the 2020 Scripture Memory Challenge during the month of April is Christ.
1 Peter 1:3
Hebrews 13:8
Philippians 4:13
Today we explore Galatians 3:28
The apostle Paul spent his entire life trying to tear down the walls that divided people by bringing them to Jesus and the cross. Our passage today is a celebration of one salvation in one body of Christ.
The Galatians were a migratory people who had moved from France to Asia Minor in the third century. Paul addresses the controversy of justification by faith verses the gospel of works.
Verses 26-29 deal specifically with the fact that every person who has ever been saved, or ever will be saved, is save only by Faith in Christ Jesus.
Three times in this verse we read the phrase, “There is Neither” During the last two years as we have read the Bible my mind has been captured by this simple truth. “God is not a respecter of persons.” No less than 12 times do you find this alluded to in Scripture. This truth is central to the salvation message. We see this born out in this phrase, let’s look at it this morning: “There is neither...”

Body

Jew nor Greek

This phrase deals with race. Jimmy Swaggart writes, “This phrase alone answers all racism.”
Romans 10:12 KJV 1900
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
Acts 10:34 KJV 1900
34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
John 3:16 KJV 1900
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Bond nor Free

This deals with our standing it does not matter if you are rich or poor, boss or employee, educated or working class. we all are one in Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:13 KJV 1900
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
Ephesians 6:8 KJV 1900
8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
Ephesians 6:9 KJV 1900
9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

Male nor Female

Genesis 1:27 KJV 1900
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 5:2 KJV 1900
2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
Romans 2:11 KJV 1900
11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

Conclusion

Galatians 3:28–29 KJV 1900
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
1 Peter 1:17–19 KJV 1900
17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
If you are Black, white, Hispanic, Asian, European, Jew, Gentile. It matters not Christ died for you!
If you are bond, free, rich, poor, Royalty or Redneck. It matters not, Christ died for you!
If you are girl or boy, man or woman, Gentleman or Lady. It matters not, Christ died for you!
Choose him today.
The great equalizer is not a gun. It is not education, it is not a disease, social media, or the internet. The great equalizer is Christ. With him you have everything. Without him you have nothing. Choose Christ today!
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