Standing On The Promises Of God – Galatians 3:15-18

Posted by Calvary Baptist Church on Jul 7, 2014 in Sermons, Uncategorized |

Sermon on Sunday, July 6, 2014, by Pastor Thomas Tate

(Sorry, there is no recorded sermon this week)

Sermon Outline

STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF GOD

GALATIANS 3:15-18

  • Brethren, I speak in terms of human relations: even though it is only a man’s covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions to it. Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ. What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise. For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.
    Galatians 3:15-18

GOD PROMISE CANNOT BE BROKEN

  • Brethren, I speak in terms of human relations: even though it is only a man’s covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions to it.

–      Galatians 3:15

 

GOD SWORE HE WOULD KEEP HIS PROMISE

  • For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and I will surely multiply you.” And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise. For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute

 

GOD CAN NEVER GO BACK ON HIS WORD

  • In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

–      Hebrews 6:13-20

 

THE PROMISE COMES THROUGH CHRIST

  • Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ.

–      Galatians 3:16

 

  • “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”

–      Genesis 22:18

 

THE PROMISE IS NOT BASED ON BIOLOGICAL BUT CHRISTOLOGICAL

  • But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. Reject a factious man after a first and second warning, knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned.

–      Titus 3:9-11

 

THE LAW IS NOT GREATER THAN GOD’S PROMISE

  • What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise.

–      Galatians 3:17

 

CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS

  • For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.

–      Galatians 3:18

 

  • For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified;

–      Romans 4:14

 

GOD’S GRACE YOUR FAITH-PERIOD

  • For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

–      Galatians 2:8-9

 

STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF GOD

  1. He would never flood the earth again
  2. He would come for our salvation
  3. He would die for our sins
  4. He would rise again
  5. He would never leave us or forsake us
  6. He would meet our needs
  7. He would take care of our anxieties
  8. He would give us strength to defeat our temptations
  9. He would prepare a place for us in heaven
  10. He would come again

 

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