YOU CAN BE CERTAIN OF ENTERING HEAVEN


Galatians 2:11-16 [NIV]

11But when Peter came to Antioch, I had to oppose him to his face, for what he did was very wrong. 12When he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile believers, who were not circumcised. But afterward, when some friends of James came, Peter wouldn’t eat with the Gentiles anymore. He was afraid of criticism from these people who insisted on the necessity of circumcision. 13As a result, other Jewish believers followed Peter’s hypocrisy, and even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.

14When I saw that they were not following the truth of the gospel message, I said to Peter in front of all the others, “Since you, a Jew by birth, have discarded the Jewish laws and are living like a Gentile, why are you now trying to make these Gentiles follow the Jewish traditions?

15“You and I are Jews by birth, not ‘sinners’ like the Gentiles. 16Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law.”


Memory Verse: Galatians 2:20

20My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.


YOU CAN BE CERTAIN OF ENTERING HEAVEN..

BY BOLDLY DEFENDING THE GOSPEL BEFORE MEN.

Galatians 2:11-13 [NIV]

11But when Peter came to Antioch, I had to oppose him to his face, for what he did was very wrong. 12When he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile believers, who were not circumcised. But afterward, when some friends of James came, Peter wouldn’t eat with the Gentiles anymore. He was afraid of criticism from these people who insisted on the necessity of circumcision. 13As a result, other Jewish believers followed Peter’s hypocrisy, and even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.


Matthew 10:32-33 [NCV],

32 “All those who stand before others and say they believe in me, I will say before my Father in heaven that they belong to me. 33 But all who stand before others and say they do not believe in me, I will say before my Father in heaven that they do not belong to me.


Galatians 2:14 [NIV]

14When I saw that they were not following the truth of the gospel message, I said to Peter in front of all the others, “Since you, a Jew by birth, have discarded the Jewish laws and are living like a Gentile, why are you now trying to make these Gentiles follow the Jewish traditions?


Isaiah 43:21 [LEB]

21 this people whom I formed for myself, so they might ⌊make known⌋ my praise.


Ephesians 2:11-22 [NCV]

11 You were not born Jewish. You are the people the Jews call “uncircumcised.” Those who call you “uncircumcised” call themselves “circumcised.” (Their circumcision is only something they themselves do on their bodies.) 12 Remember that in the past you were without Christ. You were not citizens of Israel, and you had no part in the agreements with the promise that God made to his people. You had no hope, and you did not know God. 13 But now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away from God are brought near through the blood of Christ’s death. 14 Christ himself is our peace. He made both Jewish people and those who are not Jews one people. They were separated as if there were a wall between them, but Christ broke down that wall of hate by giving his own body. 15 The Jewish law had many commands and rules, but Christ ended that law. His purpose was to make the two groups of people become one new people in him and in this way make peace. 16 It was also Christ’s purpose to end the hatred between the two groups, to make them into one body, and to bring them back to God. Christ did all this with his death on the cross. 17 Christ came and preached peace to you who were far away from God, and to those who were near to God. 18 Yes, it is through Christ we all have the right to come to the Father in one Spirit.

19 Now you who are not Jewish are not foreigners or strangers any longer, but are citizens together with God’s holy people. You belong to God’s family. 20 You are like a building that was built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets. Christ Jesus himself is the most important stone in that building, 21 and that whole building is joined together in Christ. He makes it grow and become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in Christ you, too, are being built together with the Jews into a place where God lives through the Spirit.


YOU CAN BE CERTAIN OF ENTERING HEAVEN

BY BOLDLY DEFENDING THE GOSPEL BEFORE MENBY BELIEVING IN CHRIST’S SACRIFICE AS THE ONLY WAY OF JUSTIFICATION

BY BELIEVING IN CHRIST’S SACRIFICE AS THE ONLY WAY OF JUSTIFICATION

Galatians 2:15-16 [NIV]

15“You and I are Jews by birth, not ‘sinners’ like the Gentiles. 16Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law.”


1 John 5:9-13 [NCV]

9 We believe people when they say something is true. But what God says is more important, and he has told us the truth about his own Son. 10 Anyone who believes in the Son of God has the truth that God told us. Anyone who does not believe makes God a liar, because that person does not believe what God told us about his Son. 11 This is what God told us: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life, but whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

13 I write this letter to you who believe in the Son of God so you will know you have eternal life.


YOU CAN BE CERTAIN OF ENTERING HEAVEN

BY BOLDLY DEFENDING THE GOSPEL BEFORE MENBY BELIEVING IN CHRIST’S SACRIFICE AS THE ONLY WAY OF JUSTIFICATIONBY LIVING AS A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST AS ONE’S SAVIOR, SOVEREIGN, & SHEPHERD. BY LIVING AS A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST AS ONE’S SAVIOR, SOVEREIGN, & SHEPHERD.


Galatians 2:17-19a [NIV]

17But suppose we seek to be made right with God through faith in Christ and then we are found guilty because we have abandoned the law. Would that mean Christ has led us into sin? Absolutely not! 18Rather, I am a sinner if I rebuild the old system of law I already tore down. 19For when I tried to keep the law, it condemned me.

Galatians 2:19b [NIV]

So I died to the law—I stopped trying to meet all its requirements—so that I might live for God [CHRIST is my Shepherd].

Galatians 2:20a [NIV]

20My old self has been crucified with Christ. [CHRIST is my Sovereign] It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.


Galatians 2:20b-21 [NIV]

So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die. [CHRIST is my Savior].

CHRIST is my Savior


Luke 1:46-50 [LEB], Mary’s Magnificat,

46 And Mary said, “My soul exalts the Lord,

47 and my spirit has rejoiced greatly in God my Savior,

48 because he has looked upon the humble state of his female slave,

for behold, from now on all generations will consider me blessed,

49 because the Mighty One has done great things for me,

and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is for generation after generation

to those who fear him.

CHRIST is my Sovereign


1 Peter 3:13-17 [LEB]

13 And who is the one who will harm you if you are a zealous adherent for what is good? 14 But even if you might suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their intimidation or be disturbed, 15 but set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts, always ready to make a defense to anyone who asks you for an accounting concerning the hope that is in you. 16 But do so with courtesy and respect, having a good conscience, so that in the things in which you are slandered, the ones who malign your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if God wills it, than for doing evil. CHRIST is my Shepherd


John 10:14-18 [NIV]

“I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me, just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep. I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd.

“The Father loves me because I sacrifice my life so I may take it back again. No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded.”


YOU CAN BE CERTAIN OF ENTERING HEAVEN

BY BOLDLY DEFENDING THE GOSPEL BEFORE MENBY BELIEVING IN CHRIST’S SACRIFICE AS THE ONLY WAY OF JUSTIFICATIONBY LIVING AS A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST AS ONE’S SAVIOR, SOVEREIGN, & SHEPHERD.

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