3 Pursuits That Will Sabotage Your Faith | Walking Free, Part 13

July 16, 2023   /   Crosstown Alliance Church

3 Pursuits That Will Sabotage Your Faith – Walking Free, pt. 13

In our pursuit of Jesus there are lesser pursuits that will sabotage our relationship with God.

Galatians 6:11 

See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 

Galatians 6:12-18

12 It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. 14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.

17 From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.”

3 Lesser Pursuits

  1. Security
  2. Safety
  3. Success

Security

Galatians 6:12a

“It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised.”. 

Romans 2:28-29a 

A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. 29 No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code.”

Safety

Galatians 6:12

It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.”

2 Corinthians 11:24-27 

“Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; 26 on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers; 27 in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure.”

Success

Galatians 6:13

“For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh.”  

Matthew 20:25-27 

But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 26 It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever would be first among you must be your slave. 

Success – “I’ve made it”

Success-obedience to the master. 

Galatians 6:14

“But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”  

When Jesus becomes your only pursuit you will find everything you need in Him.

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