September 29, 2019


SERMON TITLE: “Crucified With Christ”

Galatians 2


This week, Pastor David continued the sermon series, "Galatians" by what it means to be “crucified” with Christ.

  • What was distinct about Paul’s return trip to Jerusalem in verses 1-6?
  • Paul and Titus showed courage in their refusal to compromise the Gospel as they taught. In what area(s) do you feel the need/temptation to compromise the Gospel as you interact and share with others? How do you respond to that temptation?
  • In what area(s) do you see today’s Christians divided? What do verses 7-10 teach us about how to respond to believers that worship and serve differently than we do?
  • Can you truly say that your “core identity” is found in Christ? Explain.
  • What part(s) of YOU need to be “crucified” so that Christ is what people notice when they look at you?

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Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had run in vain. But even Titus, who was with me, was not forced to be circumcised, though He was a Greek. Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in - who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery - to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you. And from those who seemed to be influential (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality) - those, I say, who seemed influential added nothing to me.

~ Galatians 2:1-6

On the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel to the circumcised (for he who worked through Peter for his apostolic ministry to the circumcised worked also through me for mine to the Gentiles), and when James and Cephas and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to Barnabas and me, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.

~ Galatians 2:7-10

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, "If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?" 

~ Galatians 2:11-14

We are ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we have also believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

~ Galatians 2:15-16

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, the Christ died for no purpose.

~ Galatians 2:20-21