Put On Christ

TEXTGal. 3:26-27

INTRODUCTION:

A.    GALATIONS CONCERNS ITSELF WITH SALVATION BY FAITH.

        1.     Faith as a requisite never questioned (2:15-16).

        2.     A child of Abraham (3:6-9).  Justified! (3:29)

B.    3 AREAS OF CONCERN.

        1.     Salvation by faith.

        2.     How faith saves.

        3.     The result in our lives and destiny.

I.     SONS OF GOD THROUGH FAITH.

A.    ABRAHAM AND FAITH.

        1.     Heb. 11:8, 9, 13, 17.  Abraham had faith.

        2.     What is faith?  (Heb. 11:1, 6 č 17-19).

        3.     His faith justified (saved) him (James 2:23).

        4.     How and when? (James 2:21-24).  It motivated him to obey.

B.    SONS OF ABRAHAM – CHILDREN OF GOD (Gal. 3:7, 26).

        1.     God provides  for our faith (Rom. 10:17;  2 Tim. 2:11-13).

        2.     It will justify us (Gal. 3:8).

        3.     But it must produce (James 2:24).

II.    BAPTISM, A FRUIT OF FAITH.

A.    THE TEXT ASSUMES THE CONNECTION.

        1.     The command of Jesus (Mark 16:16;  Matt. 28:19;  Acts 2:38).

        2.     Do we trust the result?

B.    WHAT IS BAPTISM?

        1.     bapto,  “Immersion, submersion, and emergence (to dip).

        2.     In water (Acts 8:36;  10:47-48;  Eph. 5:25-26;  Heb. 10:22).

        3.     For the remission of sin (Acts 2:38;  22:16;  1 Pet. 3:21).

C.    INTO CHRIST.

        1.     A fellowship with him.

        2.     A fellowship with him in his death (Rom. 6:3-4).

        3.     Into the church (1 Cor. 12:13).

D.    IS IT ESSENTIAL? (Heb. 5:8-9;  Acts 2:41)

The Fruit of Faith!

III.   HAVE PUT ON CHRIST.

A.    CONTEXT – JUSTIFIED! (Gal. 3:29;  3:16;  3:6-9).

        1.     Not a faith only process (James 2:24).

        2.     The fruit of faith (Gal. 5:6).

B.    SUGGESTED – A TRANSFORMATION (1 Cor. 6:9-11).

        1.     Dead, free from sin (Rom. 6:1-11).

        2.     Sin is cut off – circumcision of the heart (Col. 2:11-12).

        3.     Christ-likeness (1 Cor. 11:1;  2 Cor. 3:18).

C.    SUGGESTED ALSO – BLESSING (Phil. 4:4-7).

CONCLUSIONARE YOU A CHILD OF GOD?

A.    DO YOU BELIEVE?

B.    WHAT HAVE YOU DONE ABOUT IT?

C.    HAS IT EFFECTED YOUR LIFE?