Outline and Audio Sermons:
Dr. Walter D. Huyck Jr. D.Min.
[Today we start a now study of the book of Galatians entitled “Christ in
me.” This series title is based
on Gal 2.20, which reads,]
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I,
but Christ liveth in
me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the
faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.]
[What a glorious and blessed truth.
Our Lord Jesus Christ seeks to live through every born again child of
[The Galatian believers received this letter from Paul at some point around
60 A.D.. He had written to
these Gauls because their doctrine was under attack by some Judaizers who
claimed that the only way they could achieve real holiness and salvation
would be to live by the Jewish law.]
[One must keep in mind that the Jewish law refers to much more than just the
sacred writing we call the Scriptures.
The Jewish law encompassed all kinds of traditions and legal codes
that had developed in the rabbinical teachings over the preceding centuries.
These legalizers were attempting to draw the Galatians into a
religious system that even Christ had renounced.]
[In our day there are a multitude of different religious systems all around
us. They all claim to bring
people into close relation to God.
They do not all mean the Lord Jesus Christ when they say God.
Most of them hold a Bible that they claim to be The Word of God and
the truth of God, but is not the perfectly preserved Word of God only found
in the King James Bible. There
is so much confusion about how to find God that many have given up the
search for God.]
[My friend do not give up the search for God.
You MUST find God and you MUST discover the TRUTH about God.
You must settle in your heart and life what the will of God is.
For your eternal soul and
everlasting well-being is at stake.
There is a God on high, and He wants you to know His will and way for
this world. God has revealed
himself to you in so many different ways and He has placed His undeniable
Word, The Word of God, this King James Bible, here for you to find, study,
[The Word of God declares,]
And ye shall seek me, and find
me, when ye shall search
for me with all your heart.
[The Ethiopian Eunuch of Acts Eight (8) was seeking God with all of his
heart, was confused in his search, but did not give up, and God sent Philip
to help him understand the Word of God and he was gloriously born-again.
So it will be with you if you will seek God with all of your heart.
You need God! Search for
[Now, these Galatians had heard and received the Gospel of our Lord Jesus
Christ, and these religionist came in and tried to confuse them with
religious laws and ceremonies, with the Philosophies of man, with the
rudiments of the world. The
Word of God warns,]
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the
tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. ]
[Paul wrote this letter to bring the Galatians back to where they needed to
be, focused upon Jesus Christ.]
[Notice how God opens this epistle:]
A. This Present World is Evil
(Gal 1.4) [-
"Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from
this present evil
world, . . ."]
1. This world is evil because of
its Prince (Eph 2.1-3; 2 Cor 4.3-4; John 12.31)
[This prince binds
his subjects (Eph 2.1-3)
- All have had their time walking under this prince.]
And you hath he
who were dead in trespasses and sins;
in time past ye walked
according to the
course of this world,
according to the
prince of the
power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of
whom also we
all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our
flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and
were by nature
the children of wrath, even as others. ]
[Unsaved, lost, people
are bound by the devil and do not realize that they are bound by him.
They laugh when Christians suggest that they are bound by the devil.]
[Lost people are bound by the devil, and they believe their condition is
The truth is that from this corrupt world’s standpoint they are
NATURE is evil, hence they are bound.
From God’s standpoint they are condemned already (John 3.18), they
are the children of wrath.]
[This prince blinds
his subjects (2 Cor 4.3-4)
- A lost and dying world cannot naturally understand its waywardness and the
course on which it is traveling.
Hence, they are blinded by this prince.]
[2 Cor. 4:3-4
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4In whom the
god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,
lest the light of the
glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
[Lost people in this world are blinded by the god of this world who is the
devil. They need their eyes
opened. Their eyes can only be
opened by the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit of God.]
[This prince burdens
his subjects (John 12.31)
- He is leading those who follow him to eternal destruction.
He will be dethroned. He
will be defeated, along with those who are his.]
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be
cast out. ]
2. This World is evil because of
its Principles (Eph 2.1-3) [-
The prince of this world leads his subject to worldly principles.
These principles are manifest in the way they live their lives.]
And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
in time past ye walked according
to the course of
this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the
spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh,
fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by
nature the children of wrath, even as others. ]
Way of the
Flesh (Eph 2.3)
- Worldly, unredeemed principles are driven by lust -
". . . The lust of
our flesh . . ."]
[Lust - epithumia ep-ee-thoo-mee'-ah
(gk) - 1) desire, craving, longing, desire for what is forbidden, lust.]
[The part of this definition that states "desire for what is forbidden"
sounds very much like rebellion.]
Works of the
Now the works of
the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication,
witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions,
murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you
before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things
shall not inherit the kingdom of God. ]
3. This world is evil because of
its Presumption (Rom 1.21-25)
when they knew God,
they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became
vain in their
imaginations, and their
foolish heart was
themselves to be wise, they became fools,
changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made
like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping
[They foolishly think that God is like this corrupt creation.
God is holy and perfect and is nothing like sinful people or this
God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts,
to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
changed the truth of God into a lie
and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed
for ever. Amen. ]
[They were aware
of God (Rom 1.21)
- ". . . When they knew God . . ." - Indicating they had a knowledge
of God. They know of God.]
[They moved away
from God (Rom 1.23)
- "And Changed the glory of the uncoruptible God into an image made like
to corruptible man. . . ."]
[Mankind wants to do the creating.
We like Satan our prince want to be equal with God.]
[In being equal with God we become them managers of our lives.]
[They were and are
alienated from God (Rom 1.24)
- "Wherefore God also
gave them up to
uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts,. . ."]
[God wants you to be near Him.
He loves you so much that He gave His only
begotten Son, Jesus Christ, for you.
However, God will not force you to be near Him.]
[God will always honor your free will.
Not because He has to, but because He wants to.]
B. This Present World is Entrapped
(Gal 1.4) [-
". . .
That he might
deliver us from this present evil world . . ."
- This world requires deliverance.
The devil has trapped mankind, because of this the world and its people
[What do traps do? What makes a
Traps and the Marine Corps, booby traps]
1. Traps are designed to
(2 Cor 11.13-15) [- Our adversary has laid a trap for us.
Traps are normally disguised or hidden.]
[Satan will never come to you as himself.
He will always present himself as something other than what he really
[2 Cor. 11:13-15
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,
themselves into the apostles of Christ.
no marvel; for
Satan himself is
transformed into an angel of light.
it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers
of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. ]
[It is interesting to me, and actually compelling, when I realize that Satan
always presents himself as an agent for God.
It lets you know where the truth really is.]
2. Traps are designed to
Disable (2 Cor 4.3-4; Luke
22.31-32; Eph 4.14) [- When something falls into a trap it is either
killed or disabled.
blinds those whom he has trapped so that they cannot see.]
[2 Cor. 4:3-4
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
of this world
hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light
of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto
[Blindness is a type of disability that completely disables its victim.
Without ones sight all kinds of hazards prevail.]
[Satan wants to sift you as wheat - Don't be tossed around doctrinally.]
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you,
that he may sift you
I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art
converted, strengthen thy brethren. ]
[This sifting is one of Satan's primary means of disabling Christians.]
That we henceforth be no more children,
tossed to and fro,
and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of
craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; ]
[Our only source of strength when Satan tries to blind us and toss us around
is the rock solid foundation of Jesus Christ, and the Word of God.]
3. Traps are designed to
Destroy (1 Pet 5.8-9) [-
Rather than taking a chance of losing you, Satan will first try to destroy
[1 Peter 5:8-9
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion,
seeking whom he may
resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are
accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.]
C. This Present World can be
Enriched (vs 4) [-"Who
gave Himself for us . . ."]
1. Christ Delivers us from
Bondage (Heb 2.14-15)
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also
himself likewise took part of the same;
that through death
he might destroy him that had the power of death,
that is, the devil;
deliver them who through fear of death
were all their lifetime subject to
[Christ died to set you free from your bondage.]
[Christ sets you free by defeating the prince who has entrapped you -
". . . That he might
destroy him that had the power of death, . . . (vs 14)"]
[Glory to God born again Christians are delivered from Satan’s bondage.]
2. Christ Delivers us to
Spiritual Blessings (Eph 1.3-6)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
hath blessed us with all
spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we
should be holy and without blame before him in love:
predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself,
according to the good pleasure of his will,
the praise of the glory of his grace,
wherein he hath made
us accepted in the beloved. ]
[Jesus gave himself for us that He might give himself to us.]
[Born Again Christians are
Delivered from this present evil world (Gal 1.4).]
[How? By the finished work of
our Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross.
Our text states,]
Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present
evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:]
[Are you delivered from this sinful and evil world?]
[Are you still struggling with the sinful works of the flesh?]
[If you are not delivered then you need the Lord Jesus Christ, will you be
[Will you be surrendered today?]
CrossRoads Baptist Church, Aug 30, 2014
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