Old Doxoblogy

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Introduction: We ended last week with the Paul's warning against pride. "Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another." (Gal 5:26) In today's passage, Paul continues that thought by teaching us what is the proper attitude of humility we should have. We are to 'bear one another's burdens', 'examine our own works', 'share in all good things', and 'do good to all'. We are to be:

I. A Burden Bearing People
A. The Fallen Brother
1. One who has succumbed to the works of the flesh.
2. Contrasted with those who are spiritual, or exhibit the fruit of the Spirit
B. Restore Him
C. Guard yourself Against
1. Pride
2. Temptation
D. Bearing Others Burdens Fulfills The Law Of Christ (see 5:14)
II. A Work Examining People
A. Self-Pride Is A Lie
B. We Will Be Judged Individually
1. Cultivate your own works
2. Rejoice in your successes
3. Don't ignore your failures
4. We will stand alone in the judgment
III. A Good Things Sharing People
A. The Duty Of The Congregation To Support The Minister Romans 15:26-27
B. The Right Of The Minister To Compensation Luke 10:7, I Tim 5:18, I Cor 9:11-18
C. The Wisdom Of Investing In A Spiritual Work
1. Sowing to our own desires will result in the rotting of our fruit
2. Sowing in the ministry of the Word will bring eternal life
IV. A Good Doing People
A. The Application Of The Principle To Our Works
B. The Certainty Of A Harvest
C. The Exhortation To Do Good
1. To all
2. Especially other Christians
Conclusion: Instead of provoking and envying one another because of our pride, we are to exhibit the fruit of the Spirit in our relationships with one another. We are to bear one another's burdens in love, an fulfill the law of Christ. We are to examine our own works, because it is for our own works that we will stand in the judgment. We are to share all good things with our teachers. We are to do good to everyone, being especially mindful of the household of faith, the body of Christ.

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