When Church Hurts – Phil Webb

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Sermon Notes

This week, Guest Speaker Phil Webb shares ‘When Church Hurts’ based on Galatians 6:1-10.

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1. Who are the “spiritual” ones mentioned in Galatians 6:1 who are responsible to restore the one caught in a transgression? How does the context, particularly Galatians 5:22-24, help provide some clarity [cf. Romans 15:1-6; 1 Corinthians 4:14-21; and 2 Corinthians 13:11]?

2.The term “restore” in Galatians 6:1 is used elsewhere to refer to the mending of fishing nets [cf. Matthew 4:21]. How does this background help to explain how to restore an erring believer [cf. Matthew 18:15; 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15; and James 5:19-20]?

3. How do you faithfully practice the command to “keep watch on yourself” in Galatians 6:1 [cf. 2 Corinthians 7:1; 2 Timothy 2:20-23; and 2 Peter 3:14]?

4. Why is pride destructive [Galatians 6:3]? What can we do to prevent pride from deceiving us and disrupting our relationships [cf. Romans 12:3; 1 Corinthians 3:18-23; and 1 Peter 5:5-6]?

5. The law of sowing and reaping cannot be bypassed [Galatians 6:7-8]. What can you do to “sow to the Spirit” instead of “sowing to the flesh” [cf. Hosea 10:12; Matthew 6:33; and Galatians 5:19-21]?

6. According to Galatians 6:9-10, what can we do to “sow to the Spirit” to reap eternal life [cf. Romans 2:6-7; 1 Corinthians 15:58; and 2 Thessalonians 3:13]?

7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?

“The Church is the Church only when it exists for others – not dominating, but helping and serving. It must tell men of every calling what it means to live for Christ, to exist for others.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer