Sunday, February 11, 2018

Let Us Not Be Weary In Well Doing - Part 1

Temple Baptist Church - 2-11-2018
Galatians 6:1-10


A.  I want to get our text from verse 9 but, as the first word of the verse is “and,” we will interpret our text within its context.

1.  Verse 1 shows the possibility of a child of God being “overtaken” in a fault.  When we see the word “fault,” we naturally thing of something going wrong that is our fault.  Something that we knew better than to do but, thinking that we would not have to pay a price, that we intentionally did. 

2.  The admonition is that a)  it could be one of us that is overtaken   b)  we have a responsibility to restore the fallen.

B.  We live in the days of departing.  The laborers get fewer and the harvest greater.  Not all that depart are unsaved so I want to look at some of the reasons for this falling into sin and out of church.

C.  Preceding the phrase let us not be weary in well doing,” we find the principle of sowing and reaping.  Either sowing to the flesh and reaping corruption or sowing to the Spirit and reaping everlasting life.

1.  The text portrays three types of believers:  carnal, spiritual and weary in well doing.

2.  The sinful, the spiritual, and the middle of the road or neutrality which is sinful.  There is no benign state of neutrality with God!  You are for Him or you are against Him.

D.  Sowing right is imperative to living right!

E.  First, sowing to the flesh.

1.  The Deception of Sin

a.  Deceived By Satan

2 Corinthians 4:4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

1 Chronicles 21:1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.

b.  Deceived By Sin

Job 4:8  Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

c.  Deceived By Self (the worst of all deceptions)

1 Corinthians 6:9-10  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

2 Timothy 3:13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

2.  The Workings of Sin

James 1:14-16  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.  Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.  Do not err, my beloved brethren.

a.  Sin’s Character – “own lust”

b.  Sin’s Conception – “lust hath conceived”

c.  Sin’s Culmination – “death”

3.  The Reaping of Sin – Galatians 6:7-8  “Be Not Deceived; God Is Not Mocked”

5 Laws of Sowing and Reaping or “Laws Of The Harvest”

a.  The Principle of Sowing - “lust hath conceived” - You always sow before you reap.

b.  The Product of Sowing - “bringeth forth sin” - You always reap what you sow.

c.  The Payoff of Sowing  - “tempted - lust - sin - death” - You always reap more than you sow.

d.  The Period of Sowing - “when it is finished” - You always reap later than you sow.

e.  The Perplexity of Sowing - “Do not err” - You are always shocked at the harvest

Galatians 6:7-10

A.  The Sorrow Of Sowing - 7-8

1.  The Deception Of Sowing To Corruption – 7  “Be not deceived”

Romans 7:11  For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

James 1:22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 

1 John 3:7  Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 

2.  The Discovery Of Sowing To Corruption – 7  “God is not mocked”

Romans 2:6-10  Who will render to every man according to his deeds:  To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:  But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,  Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;  But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:

3.  The Deciding Of Sowing To Corruption - 7-8 “Whatsoever a man soweth ... soweth to his flesh” - our decision

Romans 6:13  Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

4.  The Destruction Of Sowing To Corruption – 8  “Shall of his flesh reap corruption”

Job 4:8  Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same. 

Proverbs 1:31  Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. 

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