Sunday Morning:  December 15, 2002

Text: Galatians 1:6-9  "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7. Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."


Acts 15:1  "And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. (enter into the kingdom of God)"


Luke 18:24-26  "And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 25. For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26. And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?"


Acts 14:22  "Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God."


Galatians 5:1-3  "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 2. Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. 3. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law."


Galatians 1:6-7  "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7. Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you (who had received the gospel of Christ), and would pervert [turn] the gospel of Christ."


2 Corinthians 3:6-12  "Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 7. But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: 8. How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? 9. For if the ministration of condemnation (law, Old Testament) be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness (grace, New Testament) exceed in glory. 10. For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. 11. For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious. 12. Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:"


Ruth 4:3-6  "And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech's: 4. And I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thou wilt redeem it, redeem it: but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know: for there is none to redeem it beside thee; and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem it. 5. Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth (Gentile) the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance. 6. And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it."


Acts 7:35  "This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush."


Acts 7:37  "This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear."


Galatians 1:8-9  "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you (they had received the gospel of Christ), let him be accursed. 9. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."


Acts 9 through 19 Paul preached the gospel of Christ except to the Philippian jailor at first in Acts 16, and at Athens, Acts 17.


Matthew 25:32-34  "And before him shall be gathered all nations (Gentiles): and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep (symbolic language) from the goats (figurative language): 33. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats (figurative language) on the left. 34. Then shall the King say unto them (sheep) on his right hand, Come, ye blessed (not cursed) of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:"


Matthew 25:40-41  "And the King shall answer and say unto them (sheep), Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these (sheep that were present) my brethren (sheep seeking to enter into the kingdom of heaven), ye have done it unto me. 41. Then shall he say also unto them (goats) on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting [agelasting, singular] fire, prepared for the devil (literal language) and his angels (literal language):"


Numbers 18:17  "But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they are holy: thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, . . ."


Matthew 25:46  "And these shall go away into everlasting [agelasting, singular] punishment [from 2849 meaning to curtail, to cut off]: but the righteous into life eternal [agelasting life in the kingdom, the millennium]."


2 Peter 2:14-15  "Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin (lawlessness); beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: 15. Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages (benefits) of unrighteousness [unjust];"


2 Peter 2:20-21  "For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge [epignwsi", deeper knowledge] of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21. For it had been better for them not to have known [epiginoskw, deeper knowledge] the way of righteousness, than, after they have known [epiginoskw, deeper knowledge] it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them."


Hebrews 6:6-8  "If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify (put to death) to themselves the Son of God (their high priest) afresh, and put him to an open shame (those who fall away). 7. For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: 8. But that which beareth thorns and briers (not the right fruit) is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned."


Galatians 3:10  "For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them."


Galatians 3:13  "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us (who have not turned from the way of righteousness): for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:"


Romans 9:3  "For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ (for a thousand years, not eternity) for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:"


Joshua 9:23  "Now therefore ye (Gibeonites) are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God."


Luke 17:7-8  "But which of you, having a servant (doing only his duty v. 10) plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? 8. And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?"


Luke 17:9  "Doth he thank [grace] that servant because he did (only) the things that were commanded him? I trow not." (the Greek text bears out that the servant did not have, present active, or esteem grace therefore his service was not on the basis of grace but duty.)