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Bible Reading - Galatians 2:11–14

·2 mins

Bible Reading #

Galatians 2:11–14 #

Notes: #

Galatians ## No Other Gospel## #

In Step with the Gospel #

  • Peter was given a charge to take the gospel to all people [^fn1] [^fn2]
  • The Gospel has implications for how we live our lives
  • Peter’s conduct was inconsistent with the Gospel[^fn3][^fn8]
  • Paul confronted Peter directly [^fn4] [^fn5]
  • Peter’s conduct was condemned, and driven by fear [^fn6]
  • Peter’s conduct was hypocritical, and it influenced others [^fn7]

Does my conduct line up straight with the Gospel, or does my conduct contradict the truth of the Gospel?

  • Godly and gracious confrontation does not mean we are against someone, or we do not live them
  • Inconsistency in our conduct does not glorify God
  • The Gospel makes a difference [^fn9]

[^fn9]:Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; (2 Corinthians 5:17-18, ESV)

[^fn8]: But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?” (Galatians 2:14, ESV)

[^fn7]:And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. (Galatians 2:13, ESV)

[^fn6]:..., because he stood condemned. ..., fearing the circumcision party. (Galatians 2:11-12, ESV)

[^fn5]:Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. (Galatians 6:1, ESV)

[^fn4]:..., I opposed him to his face,.... (Galatians 2:11, ESV)

[^fn3]:But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. (Galatians 2:11-12, ESV)

[^fn2]:So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. (Acts 10:34-35, ESV)

[^fn1]:But Peter said, “By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.” (Acts 10:14-15, ESV)