Tonight we’re going to read from the 86th Psalm…
A prayer of David.  Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
- We’ll see in verse fourteen that certain people wanted David dead.
- But David believes that God cares enough about him to intervene.
- And, he admits, “I am poor and needy.”
- He knows there’s no way he can help himself.
- But God “raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap.” (Ps. 113:7)
So he prays…Read More »
- We’re going to finish Galatians today, and we’ve seen that the main point was to show how Christians are free from the law.
- We’re saved by grace through faith and not of works.
- And Paul stressed it to the point that he said, “if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you.” (5:2)
- He said, “stand firm…and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (5:1)
- We’re so free that some people might wonder, what’s to stop us from running wild?.
- Well, Paul’s answer was, if you “walk by the Spirit…you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. (v. 16)
- Instead, you’ll bear the fruit of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
- Last time, we talked about how that means we won’t be conceited, but instead we’ll treat others the same way Christ treated us:
- Anyone who is caught in a transgression will be restored gently.
- And those who do the restoring will be careful not to do it in pride.
- Well, now we’ll finish the last chapter with a couple more points on how it looks when we live by faith.
Let’s start in verse six…Read More »