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About half of those converted
fall away.
 What are we to do?
› Scripture provides many answers.
› This was a real problem in Galatia.
 “I marvel that you are tur...
Whom Should We Restore?
Galatians 6:1
 “Overtaken in any trespass”
does not refer to open rebellion.
› The Greek word refers to an animal
trap.
› The Greek ref...
 Sin often takes us by surprise.
› Peter.
› “Exhort one another daily, while it
is called ‘Today,’ lest any of you be
har...
 Why do so many fall away?
› Parable of the Sower (Mk 4).
 Some have no root so that when
trouble or persecution comes t...
Who Should Restore the Fallen?
Galatians 6:1
 Who are the spiritual?
› The spiritually mature.
 I, brethren, could not speak to you
as to spiritual people but as to
...
How Should We Restore the
Fallen?
Galatians 6:1
 With gentleness.
› Paul has just mentioned gentleness
as part of the Spirit’s fruit (5:23).
› “As the elect of God, holy...
 Look to ourselves.
› “Let a man examine himself, and so
let him eat of the bread and drink
of the cup” (1 Cor 11:28).
› ...
Here, we’re to look at ourselves
lest we also be tempted.
Two important implications of
that statement.
 One: Not every spiritual person
can help everyone caught in sin.
 Two: Even spiritual Christians
can be tempted.
Are you spiritual or are you
caught in sin?
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Paul discusses how spiritual Christians can restore those who are caught in sin. This sermon explores that "Great Restoration."

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  1. 1. About half of those converted fall away.
  2. 2.  What are we to do? › Scripture provides many answers. › This was a real problem in Galatia.  “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel” (Gal 1:6).  “You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace” (Gal 5:4).
  3. 3. Whom Should We Restore? Galatians 6:1
  4. 4.  “Overtaken in any trespass” does not refer to open rebellion. › The Greek word refers to an animal trap. › The Greek refers to something that happens as a surprise.
  5. 5.  Sin often takes us by surprise. › Peter. › “Exhort one another daily, while it is called ‘Today,’ lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin” (Heb 3:13).
  6. 6.  Why do so many fall away? › Parable of the Sower (Mk 4).  Some have no root so that when trouble or persecution comes they fall away (vv 16-17).  Others accept the word, but the cares of this life cause them to fall away (vv 18-19).
  7. 7. Who Should Restore the Fallen? Galatians 6:1
  8. 8.  Who are the spiritual? › The spiritually mature.  I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1).  “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Gal 5:22-23).
  9. 9. How Should We Restore the Fallen? Galatians 6:1
  10. 10.  With gentleness. › Paul has just mentioned gentleness as part of the Spirit’s fruit (5:23). › “As the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering” (Col 3:12). › “But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness” (1 Tim 6:11).
  11. 11.  Look to ourselves. › “Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup” (1 Cor 11:28). › “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?--unless indeed you are disqualified” (2 Cor 13:5).
  12. 12. Here, we’re to look at ourselves lest we also be tempted. Two important implications of that statement.
  13. 13.  One: Not every spiritual person can help everyone caught in sin.  Two: Even spiritual Christians can be tempted.
  14. 14. Are you spiritual or are you caught in sin?
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