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Living to Make A Difference

Part 6 of Galatians
Josh Canizaro
July 10, 2016
(Galatians 6:14 NIV) May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
(Galatians 5:13-14 NIV) You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
(Galatians 6:2 NLT) Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.
(John 13:34 NIV) A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
Living To Make A Difference
(Galatians 6:10 NIV) Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
1. Identify my opportunity.
(2 Corinthians 10:13 ESV) But we will not boast beyond limits, but will boast only with regard to the area of influence God assigned to us, to reach even to you.
(Acts 17:26 NIV) From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.
2. Meet them in their place of need.
(Galatians 6:2 NLT) Share each other’s burdens.
(1 Peter 2:24 NLT) He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.
3. Point them to Jesus and His church.
(Matthew 11:28-30 NIV) "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
(Psalm 92:12-15 NLT) But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted to the LORD’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green. They will declare, “The LORD is just! He is my rock! There is no evil in him!”
The Promise Of Freedom
(Galatians 6:7-9 NIV) Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Choose freedom everyday.