Lesson No. 555
Galatians Chapter 6
"The Marks of the Lord Jesus"

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We will reap what we sow
1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. 3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. 4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5 For every man shall bear his own burden. 6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. Paul’s final warning 11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand. 12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. 13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. 14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. 15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. 16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. 17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. 18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Lesson No.  555                    “The Marks of the Lord Jesus"

 Galatians Chapter 6                                                    02/28/2021

1)      How does Paul instruct us to 'restore' a brother or sister who is 'overtaken' in a fault?  Does this require ’judging’?  See how Paul follows Jesus' command here about judging- Matthew 7: 1-5.  Please read.

2)      So, how does bearing another one's burdens fulfill the law of Christ in verse 2?  (See John Chapter 15: 12)

3)      Verses 3-5 keep all of us working individually as the Holy Spirit has directed carrying his or her own...what?  Yet 'church' works because it's one body in Christ.  Verse 6 is a plug for all church Bible study!

4)      Verses 7-8 talk about our 'choices' once again!  Genesis!!!

5)      Our rewards (heaven) outweigh the work!  See verses 9-10.  Note verse 11 and Paul's possible affliction or thorn in the flesh.

6)      See how in verses 12, 13, and 15 this false teaching by the Christians that use to be Jews (Judaizes) is only and all about their flesh.  We must guard against this, each of us- there is no place for ‘flesh’ in the body of Christ; this is the ‘Christian Struggle’ we talked about in Chapter 5, both corporately in ‘church’ and personally.

7)      Now...let's all take verse 15 to heart.  Be proud and proclaim what Jesus has done for us!  Becoming a ‘new creature’ in Christ Jesus is grace, and grace for grace.

8)      Verse 16 talk about a 'rule'.  What rule is Paul talking about?  (Hint- verse 14)

9)      When you think of what Paul is saying in verse 17, you immediately go to his physical scars from all the persecution he has endured.  But what are the 'marks of Jesus' in his spirit?  How about Jesus' marks in us?

10)  So... where is the grace of our Lord found in us?  (Hint- verse 18)

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