Ministering to Backsliding Friends

Series: Galatians

March 29, 2020
Pastor Joshua Lim

After putting forth tightly weaved arguments to defend the truth of justification by faith, Paul takes a little pause in his letter and he makes a direct appeal to his friends who have turned their backs on Christ. And by setting an example, Paul encourages us to minister to our backsliding friends by leaning into the relationship, speaking the truth in love, and holding on to joyful hope.

Episode Notes

  • "Backsliding"
  • Galatians 4:8-11
  • Backsliding is driven by false hope
  • Backsliding leads to a dead-end
  • Backsliding is part of spiritual warfare
  • John 10:27-28
  • Ephesians 1:13-14
  • 1. Lean into the relationship
  • Galatians 4:12-15
  • 2. Speak the truth in love
  • Galatians 4:16-17
  • 3. Joyfully hold on to hope
  • Galatians 4:18-20

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