Galatians 1:6-10 ESV
6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. 10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
I.THE DANGER OF DESERTION (6)
A.The Galatians were prisoners who after having been pardoned volunteered to be handcuffed again.
B.Paul is hurt by their desertion because of his closeness to them. (4:19)
C.Part of the shock was that they deserted before it even got hard. (Exodus 32)
II.NOWHERE LEFT TO TURN (6)
A.It is never too late to quit turning and return to the Gospel.
B.If we turn from the Gospel we have nowhere else to turn.
III.REVERSING THE GOSPEL (7)
A.Anything that adds to Jesus is a false Gospel.
B.Spotting false Gospels is hard.
C.False gospels create confusion about the Gospel and reverse the Gospel.
IV.FORSAKING GRACE FOR A GOOD WORKS GOSPEL
A.Grace received creates good works in us not the other way around.
B.Morality and religion keep you out of jail. Only Jesus keeps you out of Hell.
C.When the Gospel is in reverse we are not free but slaves to a good works Gospel.
V.MORE AT STAKE THAN WE KNOW (8-9)
A.The eternal glory of God is at stake.
B.The eternal fate of human souls is at stake.
C.The earthly health of the church is at stake.
1.It is more popular to be a Pharisee. (10)
2.Unshackle yourself from the good works Gospel.