2024/04/28

Life in the Household of Faith

Passage: Galatians 6:1-10
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Life in the Household of Faith
Preached by Apostle Aje Pelser, Harvester Reformational Church, Cape Town

Gal 6:1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.
Gal 6:2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Gal 6:3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
Gal 6:4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
Gal 6:5 For each one shall bear his own load.
Gal 6:6 Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.
Gal 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
Gal 6:8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
Gal 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Gal 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Ways to live in the household of faith.
1. Identify when someone is overtaken in a trespass.
To be overtaken means you are detected, and you are taken by surprise. Before you know it, that thing you are struggling with has overtaken you.
The enemy likes to take people captive to do his will.

Overtaken G4301 “prolambanō” Thayer Definition:
to take one by forestalling
(him, i.e. before he can flee or conceal his crime)
surprise, detect
2Ti 2:24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient,
2Ti 2:25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,
2Ti 2:26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.

A trespass is an interesting term fro a type of sin where you deviate from the truth and fall beside or near something. It is a fault on our part that needs fixing.
Trespass G3900 paraptōmaThayer Definition:
to fall beside or near something
a lapse or deviation from truth and uprightness
a sin, misdeed
Pro 24:16 For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity.

2. Operate in the spirit when restoring someone and use your spiritual fruit to help versus condemn.
A spirit of gentleness is required in restoration of a soul.
Restoration G2675 katartizō Thayer Definition:
to render, i.e. to fit, sound, complete
to mend (what has been broken or rent), to repair
to complete
to fit out, equip, put in order, arrange, adjust
to fit or frame for one’s self, prepare
ethically: to strengthen, perfect, complete, make one what he ought to be

3. Consider and think about yourself according to your measure of faith. Gal. 6:2,3,4
Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

4. Spiritual Sharing and Sowing
When someone makes a spiritual impact in your life, share good things with them to help them forward and continue their work.
Extend this sowing and reaping to others of the household of faith and grow the greater household of faith bringing more glory to God.
Use your opportunity to do good and sow and you will reap a blessing.
Mar 14:6 But Jesus said, "Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me.
Mar 14:7 For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always.

Apostle Paul said: Php 4:10 “But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity.”

Wise King Solomon said:
Pro 3:27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in the power of your hand to do so.

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