There's No Need to Fear!

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What to do when a brother or sister in Christ is trapped in sin.

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There's No Need to Fear!

  1. 1. THERE'S NO NEED TO FEAR!
  2. 2. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPIRITUAL AND UNSPIRITUAL COMMUNITY IS NOT WHETHER CONFLICT EXISTS, BUT IS RATHER IN OUR ATTITUDE TOWARD IT AND OUR APPROACH TO HANDLING IT. WHEN CONFLICT IS SEEN AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DRAW MORE FULLY ON SPIRITUAL RESOURCES, WE HAVE THE MAKINGS OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY. * * LARRY CRAB
  3. 3. DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, IF ANOTHER BELIEVER IS OVERCOME BY SOME SIN, YOU WHO ARE GODLY SHOULD GENTLY AND HUMBLY HELP THAT PERSON BACK ONTO THE RIGHT PATH. AND BE CAREFUL NOT TO FALL INTO THE SAME TEMPTATION YOURSELF. SHARE EACH OTHER'S BURDENS, AND IN THIS WAY OBEY THE LAW OF CHRIST.
  4. 4. IF YOU THINK YOU ARE TOO IMPORTANT TO HELP SOMEONE, YOU ARE ONLY FOOLING YOURSELF. YOU ARE NOT THAT IMPORTANT. * "‘ GALATIANS 6:1-3
  5. 5. WHEN WE SEE A BROTHER OR SISTER IN SIN, THERE ARE TWO THINGS WE DO NOT KNOW: FIRST, WE DO NOT KNOW HOW HARD HE OR SHE TRIED NOT TO SIN. AND SECOND, WE DO NOT KNOW THE POWER OF FORCES THAT ASSAILED HIM OR HER. WE ALSO DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE WOULD HAVE DONE IN THE SAME CIRCUMSTANCES. "' "‘ F. B. MEYER
  6. 6. DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, IF ANOTHER BELIEVER IS OVERCOME BY SOME SIN, YOU WHO ARE GODLY SHOULD GENTLY AND HUMBLY HELP THAT PERSON BACK ONTO THE RIGHT PATH. * * GALATIANS 6:1
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  8. 8. SO I SAY, LET THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDE YOUR LIVES. THEN YOU WON'T BE DOING WHAT YOUR SINFUL NATURE CRAVES. THE SINFUL NATURE WANTS TO DO EVIL, WHICH IS JUST THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE SPIRIT WANTS. AND THE SPIRIT GIVES US DESIRES THAT ARE THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE SINFUL NATURE DESIRES. THESE TWO FORCES ARE CONSTANTLY FIGHTING EACH OTHER, SO YOU ARE NOT FREE TO CARRY OUT YOUR GOOD INTENTIONS.
  9. 9. BUT WHEN YOU ARE DIRECTED BY THE SPIRIT, YOU ARE NOT UNDER OBLIGATION TO THE LAW OF MOSES. "‘ "' GALATIANS 5:16-18
  10. 10. WHEN YOU FOLLOW THE DESIRES OF YOUR SINFUL NATURE, THE RESULTS ARE VERY CLEAR: SEXUAL IMMORALITY, IMPURITY, LUSTFUL PLEASURES, IDOLATRY, SORCERY, HOSTILITY, QUARRELING, JEALOUSY, OUTBURSTS OF ANGER, SELFISH AMBITION, DISSENSION, DIVISION, ENVY, DRUNKEN- NESS, WILD PARTIES, AND OTHER SINS LIKE THESE.
  11. 11. LET ME TELL YOU AGAIN, AS I HAVE BEFORE, THAT ANYONE LIVING THAT SORT OF LIFE WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD. * * GALATIANS 5:19-21
  12. 12. THE APOSTLE THEN SOLEMNLY WARNED THE GALATIANS, AS HE HAD DONE WHEN HE WAS IN THEIR MIDST, THAT THOSE WHO LIVE LIKE THIS, WHO HABITUALLY INDULGE IN THESE FLESHLY SINS WILL NOT INHERIT THE FUTURE KINGDOM OF GOD.
  13. 13. THIS DOES NOT SAY THAT A CHRISTIAN LOSES HIS SALVATION IF HE LAPSES INTO A SIN OF THE FLESH, BUT THAT A PERSON WHO LIVES CONTINUALLY ON SUCH A LEVEL OF MORAL CORRUPTION GIVES EVIDENCE OF NOT BEING A CHILD OF GOD. * "‘ DONALD CAMPBELL
  14. 14. BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT PRODUCES THIS KIND OF FRUIT IN OUR LIVES: LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, AND SELF - CONTROL. THERE IS NO LAW AGAINST THESE THINGS. ’ "‘ GALATIANS 5:22 E: 23
  15. 15. THOSE WHO BELONG TO CHRIST JESUS HAVE NAILED THE PASSIONS AND DESIRES OF THEIR SINFUL NATURE TO HIS CROSS AND CRUCIFIED THEM THERE. SINCE WE ARE LIVING BY THE SPIRIT, LET US FOLLOW THE SPIRIT’S LEADING IN EVERY PART OF OUR LIVES. * GALATIANS 5:2H £1 25
  16. 16. LET US NOT BECOME CONCEITED, OR PROVOKE ONE ANOTHER, OR BE JEALOUS OF ONE ANOTHER. "‘ "' GALATIANS 5:26
  17. 17. DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, IF ANOTHER BELIEVER IS OVERCOME BY SOME SIN, YOU WHO ARE GODLY SHOULD GENTLY AND HUMBLY HELP THAT PERSON BACK ONTO THE RIGHT PATH. * * GALATIANS 6:1
  18. 18. THE BETTER WE KNOW OUR OWN HEARTS AND WAYS, THE LESS SHALL WE DESPISE OTHERS, AND THE MORE BE DISPOSED TO HELP THEM UNDER INFIRMITIES AND AFFLICTIONS. * * MATTHEW HENRY
  19. 19. IF YOU THINK YOU ARE TOO IMPORTANT TO HELP SOMEONE, YOU ARE ONLY FOOLING YOURSELF. YOU ARE NOT THAT IMPORTANT. "' "' GALATIANS 6:3

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