6th February 2017
GALATIANS 4 v. 12 – 15
‘I beg of you, brothers, become as I am, for I also have become as you are.
You have done me no wrong, but you know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you for the first time, and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself.
Where then is that sense of blessing you had?
For I bear you witness, that if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me.’
Paul reminds the Galatian church that, despite some physical illness, he was welcomed by the Galatians as an ‘angel of God’ (a messenger), as a representative of Jesus, Himself.
Who have been ‘angels’ / messengers from God for you along your life?
God might be using you to be a messenger / ‘angel’ from Him in someone else’s life…who might that be?
thank You for sending angels,
into our lives
to point us to Jesus
and protect us along the path
of our lives.
Enable me to do the same for others
Be open to God’s Spirit, directing you towards someone today, with a message of hope, of comfort, of challenge, of peace. When He nudges you, go for it!
All posts in Galatians:
- The final word…GRACE.
- A new creation, bearing the marks of Jesus
- May I never boast except in the cross…
- Continue to do good to all…the harvest is coming!
- Taking responsibility, and sharing all good things
- Live by the Spirit – restore, carry burdens, be alongside…
- The right way – fruitful living
- The wrong way – the way of the flesh
- Walk by the Spirit, led by the Spirit
- Freed to serve, freed to love
- Get back on track
- Danger – falling away from grace
- Freedom…true freedom
- Children of Promise
- ‘Who do you think you are…?’
- In labour…until Christ is birthed in you
- Paul received as an angel from God….
- How could you turn back again….?
- Adopted in His family – Abba – Father, God.
- All are ONE in Christ
- Standing on the promises of God
- Living the ‘promise’
- Great things He has done – so loved He the world
- Through you, all people shall be blessed
- Receive the Spirit, by faith not works
- New life, through faith in Christ, alone…
- Masking the truth….
- God has no favourites….and remember the poor
- Guard against ‘false brothers’, and ‘fake news’ (to quote someone else, today…!)
- Persecutor becomes proclaimer!
- Taking time out…to be with Jesus
- Life changing encounters with Jesus
- ‘Super-good news’ revealed directly through Jesus
- No other gospel
- In a nutshell… the gospel
- Grace and Peace to you
- Living to serve Christ, to please God, and not people…
- Sent by the Lord am I
- What’s In A Name?